This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2019 

Targeted CCUS R&D activities in industrial clusters
Mikunda, Tom (Corresponding author)
Neele, Filip / Akhurst, Maxine / Pearce, Jonathan / Skagestad, Ragnhild / Morgenthaler, Simon / Sava, Constantin / Maver, Marko
Systemforschung und Technologische Entwicklung; IEK-STE
Assessment of Energy Systems – Addressing Issues of Energy Efficiency and Energy Security
Although initial CCUS demonstration projects are planned to commence as point-to-point projects, with a single pipeline or ships linking one source to one sink, the concept of ‘CCUS clusters’ is considered to be crucial to maximize the climate change mitigation potential of the technology. This work is part of ALIGN-CCUS, currently one of the largest European R&D projects on CCUS, with a work programme designed to enable the acceleration of CCUS in specific industrial regions in ERA-NET countries: Teesside and Grangemouth (UK), Rotterdam (NL), North Rhine-Westphalia (DE), Grenland (NO) and Oltenia (RO). The project will combine the results from each of these objectives to deliver actionable blueprints in each region, in which CCUS enables low-emission industries, through geological storage and/or utilization of CO2. Early work presented in this paper focuses primarily on development of CO2 supply profiles in the UK case study, a detailed CO2 emission inventory for North Rhine-Westphalia. An overview of work proposed in the other clusters is presented.