Online workshop about CCS/CCU technology in Slovakia

Online workshop about CCS/CCU technology in Slovakia

On Monday, 17 May 2021, we organised an online workshop about the state and prospects for the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS / CCU) technology in the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Slovakia. The workshop took place in Zoom and was led by the Institute for European Integration, one of the partners of this project, with the support of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

The workshop was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr and other public and private organisations. In total, 13 people took part in the workshop.

Areas covered:

  • Brief introduction of the project “Building momentum for the long-term CCS deployment in the CEE region”
  • Current status of discussions on CCS in Slovakia, including the identification of relevant actors and their attitudes towards CCS
  • Arguments for and against CCS, – which the defendants specifically use as the main arguments
  • Implemented projects, their relevance and impact, where they moved the topic, projects in progress and planned projects
  • Interest and potential of CCS in Slovakia. What development of CCS/CCU can we expect in the Slovak Republic in the coming years with regard to past and current projects?
  • CCS regulation issues
  • What are the expectations of the adoption of CCS/CCU by the general public

This workshop is a part of the first phase of the project, whose goal is to assess the current state of the CCS/CCU technology in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

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