Rotterdam CCS Network Project. Case study: interim slide report

1st August 2011

Topic(s): Carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), CO2 hubs, Public engagement

This slide report presents the interim results of the case study conducted to make explicit the history and lessons learnt of the Rotterdam CCS Network Project.

The Rotterdam Climate Initiative (RCI) is in the process of realising CCS in the Rotterdam area, the Netherlands. CCS activities in Rotterdam commenced in 2006 and until now, more than 20 companies cooperated to provide feasibility level engineering studies for CO2 capture projects and a CCS common infrastructure network. The Rotterdam CCS Network Project can be characterised by:

  • a broad cooperation between parties, with active commitment of industrial organisations;
  • a vision that transcends single-source-single-sink projects and aims at a network, a hub function and focuses on the whole CCS chain of CCS; encompassing technology and organisational, legal and financial issues; and
  • a local (political) commitment to a long term approach towards CCS deployment which transcends the region of Rotterdam.

The Rotterdam CCS Network project has experiences in a large number of fields that are considered highly relevant to other CCS projects: i.e. use of goals and means; internal organisation; cooperation with industry, authorities and other stakeholders; technical, financial, legal and communication aspects; and lobbying.

Together the RCI and the Institute phrased the following two objectives for a case study: discover the lessons learnt from Rotterdam useful for the support of CCS projects around the globe; and improvement of the Rotterdam CCS project itself.


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Rotterdam CCS Network Project. Case study: interim slide report


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