Identifying challenges and barriers to CCS implementation and defining common industrial interest i
CCS is recognised as a key technology for combatting climate change, and is referred to in the 2013 Energy Agreement that was endorsed by more than 40 parties, including the Dutch government. At this moment, however, CCS development, demonstration and deployment is stagnating in the Netherlands. The CCS concept needs to be demonstrated before extensive development and deployment will become possible, but progress with demonstration has been slower than anticipated. The large-scale CCS demonstration project ROAD in Rotterdam in particular is seeing incrementally increasing financing needs.
A lack of financial incentives is not the only delaying factor. Other factors that hamper the progress of CCS include regulatory impediments, inefficient permitting procedures, and insufficiently wise communication to the public about the role of CCS. There is need for a clear, agreed and fully supported CCS development path, including a common vision and actions on short-term business cases, e.g. focussed on EOR. The objective of this project is therefore to lay down a clear plan with a timeline, an action list, and a role/responsibility list in a ‘national CCS position paper’.