CATO continues

  CATO continues  

CATO is the Dutch national R&D programme for CO2 capture, transport and storage in which a consortium of nearly 40 partners cooperate. Building on the success of CATO-1 and CATO-2  the Dutch programme on CO2 Capture and storage's continues. Besides the contribution of our industrial partners, the third phase of CATO will be funded by different sources from the government, like TKI, CLIMIT, EU ERA-NET. The CATO program office will coordinate all the programmes under the CATO umbrella to strengthen the CSS network and knowledge transfer. 

CATO Conference - Implementing CCUS in the Netherlands

The last 6 months has been both a turbulent and exciting time for the development of CCS in the Netherlands. In August 2017, the only remaining large scale CCS project in the Europe ‘ROAD', was cancelled. However, just months later, the newly formed Dutch coalition government announced ambitious targets for the deployment of CCS in the industrial sector towards 2030. Meanwhile, the Rotterdam Port Authority is leading a project to lay the foundations for a CO2 transport and storage infrastructure network, a new Dutch CCS Roadmap will soon be released, and Dutch companies have been associated with at least 3 successful EU Projects of Common Interest for cross-border CO2 transportation projects.


With so much going on, and many crucial decisions to be made in the near future, now is the time for CATO's national and international stakeholders to convene, inform one another, and share our knowledge.

Please join us on 6th of June, from 10:00 to 17:00,

at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (part of the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre), where you can have the opportunity to be informed of ongoing CCS activities, and also to contribute to key policy debates that may shape the speed and efficiency of CCS deployment in the Netherlands. 


A full agenda will follow soon.

New Dutch government coalition commits to CCS

By Tom Mikunda, TNO, 11th October 2017


Yesterday, the newly formed cabinet of the Dutch political parties VVD, CDA, D66 and the ChristenUnie, released the long-awaited coalition agreement, a document outlining the key policies of the government for the period of 2017-2021. The plans include an ambitious acceleration in national climate policy, with the coalition striving to take responsibility for reaching the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The main target is a 49% reduction in CO2 emissions from 1990 levels by 2030, equating to an annual reduction of 56 Mt CO2. The emission reduction targets will be formalized in a new climate law.  READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE HERE.  


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