Building momentum for CCS deployment in Central and Eastern Europe
Located between the Baltic Sea, the Adriatic and the Black Sea, mainly on the eastern side of the European Union, Central Eastern Europe (or CEE) is a region with significant economic potential but faces considerable decarbonisation challenges. With a sizable storage potential and important contribution of heavy industries to its economy, CEE could become home to many carbon capture and storage (CCS) hubs and multi-modal CO2 transport infrastructure. As of 2023, there are already ground-breaking CCS projects under development, aiming at around 5 Mt of CO2 captured from industrial installations for the purpose of permanent geological storage across multiple CEE countries by 2030. However, many pieces are still missing for industrial decarbonisation in CEE to become a success story.