CCS the key technology towards a low carbon economy in Europe

Romania is part of the NER 300, European competition with the Getica CCS Demo Project.

Having in view the recent progress achieved by the EC assessment process and upcoming request to Member States for confirmation of their Demo Projects support commitment, ZEP [1], as EC advisor, initiated in Romania the event “CCS – the key technology towards a low carbon economy in Europe”.

At the event will participate CCS key international leaders as dr. Graeme Sweeney, Chairman, ZEP and Executive Vice-President, CO2, Shell; John Scowcroft, General Manager for Europe, Global CCS Institute [2] and Frederic Hauge, Chairman Bellona Foundation [3].

The event is organised by the European Development Platform, together with ZEP, on Thursday, 6th of September 2012, at Hilton Hotel in Bucharest.


[1] Founded in 2005, the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change. ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS www.zeroemissionplatform.eu

[2] The Global CCS Institute advocates for CCS as one of the options required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both from power generation and industrial sources. It shares information from its international Membership, while building capacity to ensure that CCS can become a widely-used technology as quickly as possible.Includes more than 320 entities, aut of which 25 national governments, Romania included www.globalccsinstitute.com

[3] The Bellona Foundation is an international environmental NGO based in Norway. Founded in 1986 as a direct action protest group, Bellona has become a recognised technology and solution-oriented organization with offices in Oslo, Brussels, Washington D.C., St. Petersburg and Murmanskwww.bellona.org