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-ECN EVENT: Will CCS reinforce the European steel industry?

In cooperation with ECN, CATO co-hosted the two-day conference ‘Reducing the carbon footprint of the steel industry', dated 19-20 April 2017.  


The scientific programme included presentations of the latest results from the European funded Horizon 2020 projects, STEPWISE and FReSMe, which both focus on designing and demonstrating innovate CO2 capture techniques to reduce the carbon footprint of steel production.

The interactive session focussed on policies to support decarbonization efforts, while maintaining competitiveness and innovation in the European steel sector.


Please check the presentations and the summary of the conference.

TKI Regular CCUS call: New call announced

  TKI Regular CCUS call: New call announced  




Funding totaling €1 million for CCUS research has been announced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The funding is available both for industrial as well as experimental research. As part of the ‘Topsector Energie' progamme CCUS, research should focus on removing technical, economical and societal barriers to CCUS deployment, lowering the cost of CCUS and promoting the re-use of CO2.


The project proposal submission period is open between the 1st July and the 31st October 2017. Individual projects can request a maximum subsidy of €250,000. The programme is managed by


The announcement for the call can be found here   (in Dutch). The CATO office will provide further information when it becomes available. 

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