As a research community network organization, the CCCA - Climate Change Centre Austria - is committed to positioning the topic of CCU and CCS as a key research focus and, together with the IIÖ (Institute for Industrial Ecology) and BioBASE, invites the CCU/CCS community to network more closely with each other through joint workshops and stakeholder involvement and to present activities outside this research community.
Review of the 7th Carbon Capture FORUM "Conflicting objectives" from 15.12.2023
After the annual review of the activities of the Carbon Capture FORUM in 2023, which is a community effort between the CCCA and the IIÖ or BioBASE GmbH, the study results from CO2FOKUS on social and societal acceptance were presented by Adriana DIAZ (ECODESIGN).
Christopher LAMPORT (Head of Department "General Climate Policy" at the BMK) explained the political conflicts of objectives in the context of CCU and CCS as well as the Carbon Management Strategy at the meta-level. The ecological aspects (on behalf of Helmut HABERL) were then introduced with reference to BECCS, before Katharina BENEDETTER explained the communication and individual aspects in more detail.
An invitation to participate in an ongoing project on carbon management in Styria was also extended and the project outlined. For further questions, please contact Raphaela MAIER.
In conclusion, it was noted that all technologies, including CCU and CCS, require early integration of all target dimensions in order to identify and resolve potential conflicts at an early stage. This includes potential conflicts within a target dimension (e.g. climate protection vs. biodiversity) as well as across dimensions (e.g. ecology vs. economy).
After the discussion round, a survey was conducted on the desired topics in 2024.
We present FR, March 15, 2024 as the date for the event.
"CCU and CCS as essential components of a carbon management strategy", on September 15, 2023, 9:00-11:00 a.m., ONLINE
After the five workshops of the Carbon Capture FORUM on the topics "CCS Roundtable", "Community Building", "CCU and CCS in Climate Accounting", "Potentials of Nature Based Solutions for Long-Term Carbon Storage" and "CCU | CCS - Infrastructure and Legal Framework", we would like to invite you to our next event "CCU and CCS as Essential Components of a Carbon Management Strategy" on September 15, 2023 between 9:00-11:00 a.m. ONLINE.
On the one hand, the role of CCU and CCS in a carbon management strategy will be discussed and essential elements of such a strategy will be discussed. Experts will provide short impulse contributions and then discuss further dimensions in a discussion.
Please register here to receive the access data. You will receive the agenda for the workshop a good week before the event.
9:00-9:10 Bernhard Windsperger | Opening and introduction to the topic
- Alina BRAD | Management Strategies and Policy Level |University of Vienna
- Wolfgang BRENNER | Limits of implementation |WKÖ
- Berit ERLACH | Experiences from Germany | acatech
- Jose DELGADO | National and international legal environment | Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)
10:50-11:00 Summary and outlook
Subject to change | preliminary program
On June 15, 2023, the 5th Carbon Capture FORUM with the title "CCU/CCS - Infrastructure and Legal Framework" took place in Vienna.
Download the presentation here!
We would like to thank you for the intensive, exciting and constructive discussion. Here is a short summary, which of course can only show a small excerpt of all the comments made:
There are quite a few open questions about the legal framework for CCU and CCS, especially with regard to other regulations, ordinances, rules (e.g. regulations on the safe storage of hazardous substances). The ministries also called for the requirements of industry and business for safety in planning. Whether the CCS ban will be lifted in Austria will be decided in the course of the year. The framework must then also be created to enable the required predictability. The expected report by the Federal Ministry of Finance will initially make recommendations that will subsequently have to be adapted in the various laws. The currently planned CCU regulations are not yet clearly formulated, especially with regard to the mandatory storage period in products. It is also still unclear what the possible crediting of CO2 recycling will look like. However, the ETS looks as if only permanently sequestered CO2 will be counted in the ETS system, which would mean that a significant incentive for the industry to use CO2 as a substitute for fossil raw materials would be lost in key areas of the petrochemical industry. In addition, the safety standards must also be clearly defined in order to prevent possible CO2 leaks from the storage sites. The current situation regarding bilateral contract design can be supported by expertise from the ministry.