Authors: Joanna Fabiszewska-Solares, Krzysztof Kobyłka, Kamil Laskowski, Karolina Marszał
Polish national CCS roadmap outlines key actions which are considered to be necessary to foster the deployment of CCS facilities in Poland in the coming decades.
The development of carbon capture and storage is indispensable given the decarbonisation challenge faced on the path to climate neutrality by 2050 in the EU, especially since it is estimated that CO2 emissions cannot be totally eliminated without the use of CCS technologies. This context for CCS deployment, together with a general outlook on the current state of carbon removal technologies is briefly described in the Chapter 1.
Since the strategy for the development of CCS should be built on the country’s potential and to date achievements of Polish stakeholders in the field of CCS, Chapter 2 summarizes key findings from the Assessment of current state, past experiences and potential for CCS deployment in the CEE region – Poland, which are supplemented by a list of recent developments on the Polish CCS market, which have happened since August 2021.
Chapter 3 is the core of the Roadmap as it includes and describes in details particular steps that should be made in 4 areas: RD&D activities, policy and regulatory environment, building the cooperation of stakeholder and public acceptance of CCS. These actions are proposed to be achieved in the short term (up to 2025), medium term (up to 2030) and long term (up to 2040). The measures which should be taken as fast as possible given the current development of CCS in Poland, are presented in Chapter 4 which concludes the Roadmap.
This roadmap was created as part of the Building momentum for the long-term CCS deployment in the CEE region project (CCS4CEE), which aims to renew the discussion on the long-term deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies in Central Eastern Europe (CEE), leading to new policy developments and joint projects in this area.
The full roadmap can be found here: CCS Roadmap_Poland