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Addressing challenges and unlocking Carbon Capture & Utilisation – Circular carbon advancement through policy reform


The CO2SMOS, CATCO2NVERS and VIVALDI Horizon2020 projects are co-hosting a joint workshop “Addressing challenges and unlocking Carbon Capture & Utilisation – Circular carbon advancement through policy reform”.

The workshop will take place online on Tuesday, the 20th of February 2024 from 10 am – 12 pm (CET) and all bio-based chemical industry stakeholders are invited to atten, free of charge.

The aim of the workshop is to present EU policymakers and regulators with the challenges and barriers identified under the three projects and to discuss possible solutions, including the incentives needed to promote the uptake of alternative carbon feedstock in essential products, for example, through the implementation of quotas under EU legislation.

The workshop will take a closer look at the different CCU pathways available to defossilize the production of chemicals, at ongoing discussions at the EU level relevant to this space, and on recommendations on how to turn around the use of fossil resources for the production of chemicals and products in general.

Challenges addressed during the workshop:

  1. Harnessing the benefits of alternative carbon feedstock such as captured biogenic carbon for the production of plastics and other chemicals by creating binding targets for non-fossil carbon content (including captured carbon) in plastics and chemicals, and contributing to recycling obligations.
  2. Streamlining the regulatory approval requirements for bioconversion processes in the valorisation of captured biogenic carbon through reducing the administrative red tape (registration costs, approval times, testing for the certification of equipment, third party involvement, etc.), and the harmonisation of national regulations.
  3. Securing a significant market share for captured biogenic carbon chemicals and products by establishing effective market pull mechanism, whilst re-evaluating the complexity of standardisation and labeling of final products generated from CCU value chain, and ensuring that product properties respect the downstream regulations.

Along with the experts’ presentations, attendees will be invited to raise questions, discuss, and exchange point of views. Further insight into the planned agenda and free registration is possible through this LINK.