Addressing challenges and unlocking Carbon Capture & Utilisation

The VIVALDI, CO2SMOS and CATCO2NVERS projects are co-organising the workshop "Addressing Challenges and Unlocking Carbon Capture Utilization: Circular Carbon Advancement through Policy Reform" - Detection and analysis of main barriers and enablers of the EU regulatory framework impacting circular carbon solutions for the biochemical industry and the resulting added-value products.

The aim of the online workshop, taking place on the 20th of February from 10 am - 12 pm (CET), is to present to EU policymakers and regulators the challenges and barriers perceived across the three projects and to discuss possible solutions. In particular, on what are the incentives needed to promote the uptake of alternative carbon feedstock in essential products, such as quotas under EU legislation.

The workshop will 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.

Check out the agenda and register HERE.