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Building momentum for CCS deployment in the CEE region – conference

6 September 2022 @ 09:00 - 15:00

Date: 09:00 – 15:00 CEST, 6th of September 2022

Place: Residence Palace Brussels, 155 Rue de la Loi, 1000 Brussels

The conference will also be livestreamed with consideration to those not able to attend in person.

About the event:

The purpose of the conference is to establish familiarity of regional (CEE) actors with the EU-level CCS policy initiatives, to introduce them to funding opportunities that could be used to facilitate and accelerate the deployment of CCS projects in the region, as well as to enable and encourage communication and cooperation among interested parties.

The conference will consist of panel discussions and presentations around four main topics:

  1. The role of CCS in achieving EU climate neutrality targets;
  2. EU funding opportunities for CCS projects;
  3. The role of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure;
  4. Emerging CCS projects in the CEE region.

The event is organised as part of the ongoing CCS4CEE project that Bellona Europa is engaged in as an expert partner. It will bring together CCS stakeholders from the CEE countries: industry representatives, representatives of relevant national ministries in the region, as well as civil society and academia. Alongside regional stakeholders Bellona Europa and the project consortium are thrilled to welcome high-level EU officials from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank as well as representatives of the Member States.  We will also be showcasing pilot CCS projects emerging in the CEE region.


09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome by Michał Wendołowski (Bellona Europa)
09:35 Keynote speech by Nora Mehsen (EEA and Norway Grants)

09:45 SESSION 1:The role of CCS in achieving the  EU climate neutrality target

  1. Introduction by MEP Cristian-Silviu Busoi

Panel discussion moderated by: Lee Beck (Clean Air Task Force) 

  1. Chris Bolesta (European Commissions, DG ENER) 
  2. Marko Maver (Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia) 

10:15 SESSION 2: CCS4CEE project findings

Panel discussion moderated by Ervinas Škikūnas (Civitta Latvija) 

  1. Michal Hrubý (Institute for European Integration) 
  2. Kamil Laskowski (WiseEuropa) 
  3. Luciana Miu (Energy Policy Group) 

10:55 Coffee break
11:15 SESSION 3: Emerging CCS projects in the CEE region (presentations)

  1. Jan Theulen (HeidelbergCement) 
  2. Maciej Malicki (Air Liquide Polska) 
  3. Tomaž Vuk (Salonit Anhovo) 

12:30 Lunch break
13:15 SESSION 4: The role of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure

  1. Sara Lupo (Deloitte) – presentation

Panel discussion moderated by Lina Strandvag Nagell (Bellona Europa)

  1. Florina Sora (National Agency for Mineral Resources, Romania) 
  2. Vladislav Atanassov (OMV Petrom)  
  3. Szczepan Polak (Equinor) 

14:15 SESSION 5: EU funding opportunities for CCS projects (presentations)

  1. Daniel Kitscha (European Commission, DG CLIMA) 
  2. Jacek Podkański (European Investment Bank) 

14:55 Closing remarks by Jonas Helseth (Bellona Europa)

Recording from the conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6u3gYGO14

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Link to the registration: https://forms.gle/xdEAVx6kJXpYjVobA

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6 September 2022
09:00 - 15:00
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