Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), Policy, law and regulation, Permitting
The ROAD-project is the first of its kind in The Netherlands and applying for all of the necessary permits was one of the most challenging aspects of the project. CCS projects indeed face a complex and time consuming permitting process.
The permitting process for the ROAD-project is described and evaluated in this report; with all relevant legislation and regulations described and all permits discussed. Special attention is given to the storage permitting process because this proved the most unprecedented. The EU CCS Directive, providing the legislative framework for the storage permit, and the key issues arising from this Directive was also extensively assessed.
This report aims to help similar projects (CCS projects using post-combustion capture technology, transporting CO2 by pipelines and storing CO2 in depleted gas reservoirs) identify the important considerations for a successful permitting process.
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