CORDIS Express looks at research on carbon capture and storage
The current edition of CORDIS Express looks at EU-funded projects researching the impacts and potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as well as news related to carbon dioxide removal (CDR).
Last year, EU countries agreed on a new 2030 Framework for climate and energy, including EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period between 2020 and 2030. The strategy acknowledged the role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in reaching the EU's long-term emissions reduction goal. According to the Commission, in the power sector, CCS could be a key technology for fossil fuel-based generation. It could help balance an electricity system with increasing shares of variable renewable energy. Many EU-funded projects are researching the impacts of CCS and developing improved methods for sequestering carbon dioxide.
CORDIS Express looks at the following projects and issues:
- Creating the technology for safe, long-term carbon storage in the subsurface
- Bacteria to sequester carbon dioxide
- Clean and efficient CO2 capture
- Trending science: Removing carbon dioxide from atmosphere may have only limited impact on oceans