The current landscape of CCS/CCU technology in the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Croatia

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The current landscape of CCS/CCU technology in the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Croatia

On Tuesday, 5 October 2021, we organised an online seminar about the current landscape of CCS/CCU technology in the region of Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Croatia. The seminar took place in MS Teams and was led by the authors of the Croatian report from the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb, one of the partners of this project.

The seminar was attended by representatives of the University of Zagreb, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency, Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency, INA, Crodux Energy, HEP, Petrokemija, NEXE, CEMEX, Holcim and other companies and institutions.

Areas covered:

  • Brief introduction of the project (Bellona representative, Michal Wendolowski)
  • The role of CCUS in decarbonisation of the European economy (DG Energy representative, Chris Bolesta)
  • Potential for CCS in Croatia/preliminary CCS4CEE report findings (Prof. Domagoj Vulin, lead author of the report)
    • Focus and goals of the report
    • Current CO2 emissions and relevant carbon intensive sectors
    • Current assessments of underground CO2 storage potentials and possibilities
    • Existing and planned CCS projects, their relevance and impact
    • Legislative aspects relevant for the deployment of CCS (legal texts, strategic documents)
    • Opinions, views and recommendations of relevant stakeholders
    • Public awareness and acceptance of CCS
  • Stakeholders’ presentations:
    • Biorefinery project (INA)
    • Current activities and transition of CO2-EOR towards CC(U)S technology (INA)
    • Hybrid power plant project (Crodux Energy)
    • Financing plans and strategies for CO2reduction technologies (Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia)
    • Reduction of CO2emissions in cement industry (NEXE)
    • Transition plans and sustainable development of HEP (HEP)
  • Discussion on Croatia report findings
  • Closing comments and next steps
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