2024 Europe Members Meeting

18th April 2024

Location(s): Rotterdam

Save the date for our Europe Members Meeting will take place on 18 April in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

When and Where

Date: Thursday, 18 April 2024

Location: Hilton Rotterdam, Weena 10, Rotterdam, 3012 CM, Netherlands.


  • 08:00-08:30:   Coffee and registration
  • 08:30-08:45:   Welcome
  • 08:45-09:00:   SLB presentation
  • 09:00-10:00:   GCCSI presentations
  • 10.00-10:10:   Workshop guidance and explanations
  • 10:10-11:30 :   Three concurrent workshops. Led by industry experts and moderated by the
    institute, these sessions are designed to generate collaborative and insightful discussions.
  • 11:30-11:40:     Closing
  • 11:40-12:15:     Light lunch
  • 12:30-13:00:   Depart from Hilton - Bus Ride
  • 13:00-15:15:    Shell refinery visit
  • 15:15-16:00:    Bus ride to Porthos
  • 16:00-16:20:   See early construction site
  • 16:20-17:30:   Bus ride and expected return to Hilton Rotterdam

GCCSI Presentations

Americas CCS Perspective,  Christina Staib, Global Finance Impact Lead, GCCSI
CCS Status Update in Japan and APAC, Hiroshi Nambo, Brand Representative Japan, GCCSI


Group 1  -  Getting to net zero faster with ports as decarbonisation hubs

Moderator: Michal Wendolowski (Bellona)


  1. What does the expected development of maritime CO2 shipping mean for ports? Necessary infrastructure in ports for CO2 transportation.
  2. How can we ensure that more ports see value in getting involved in the CCS value chain?
  3. What are the main opportunities and barriers for ports?
  4. What kind of business models for CO2 handling services by ports can we expect to emerge?
  5. Standardisation of technical parameters for single market of CO2 transportation and storage

Group 2 - The Climate Roadmap of the European Waste-to-Energy Sector | The path to Carbon Negative

How will European Waste-to-Energy Sector Help to Achieve EU Net Zero? Waste-to-Energy (WtE), waste incineration with energy recovery, provides a sanitary service to communities by treating residual waste that cannot be prevented or recycled. The integration of CCUS in WtE plants can represent an extra tool to reduce their carbon footprint with the possibility to even reach net negative CO2 emissions.

In collaboration with CEWEP – the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants, this workshop will explore the coupling of CCS on WtE facilities with contributions from:


  • Fabio Poretti, CEWEP: panoramic overview of WtE&CCUS in Europe and the potential to generate carbon removals.
  • Erik Zonneveld, AVR and Wim de Jong & Ronald de Vries Twence: perspective from 2 WtE operators in the Netherlands, current experience on their existing CO2 capture units and vision.


  1. How will the European WtE sector help to achieve EU Net Zero ?
  2. How are WtE operators in Europe envisioning the coupling of CCUS into a waste management system ?
  3. What are the challenges and opportunities ahead ?

The presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Group 3- Storage of EU CO2 outside of the EU

Moderator: Jasper Heikens (Ecolog)


  1. What would be necessary for the UK to be a storage destination under the EU ETS? What are the legal pathways?
  2. Would it be an option to consider Ukraine as a storage destination, since they are moving towards membership contrary to the UK?
  3. Other third countries: Egypt, USA?


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Please note that registration for the 2024 Europe Forum is separate to the 2024 Europe Members Meeting.

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