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. 

New ACT call


A new ACT Call was published 4 June 2018.


There is a two stage application process.

- Due date for submission of pre-proposals to stage 1 is 12 September 2018 at 13:00 CEST.
- Due date for submission of full proposals to stage 2 is 1 March 2019 at 13:00 CET.


Submission of full proposals to stage 2 is only applicable for projects that pass stage 1 and become invited to submit full proposals.


The total budget for the call is in the range € 22.05 M to € 30.05 M.

The available budget for the Netherlands is € 4 M.


The announcement and full Call text can be found here:
On the 28th of June there is a Webinar about the ACT call, please register here.


Dutch CCS ‘Debate Map’ now available

  Dutch CCS ‘Debate Map’ now available  

One of CATO's objectives is to improve the quality of the public debate around the future of CCS in the Netherlands. To contribute to achieving this goal, CATO has commissioned the production of a Argumentenkaart, or ‘Debate Map'. The Debate Map is a unique and recognizable product that has been developed for a number of complex societal issues such as nuclear waste and shale gas.


The Debate Map produced for CATO provides an overview of stakeholder viewpoints on the for and against arguments of CCS. Specifically, the central question for the Debate Map is ‘What are the arguments for and against CO2 capture from industry with offshore geological storage'.


The arguments were collected during a series of focus groups consisting of members of Dutch industry, port authorities, universities, research institutes and non-government organisations, each holding varying stances on the central question.


The Debate Map ‘Argumentenkaart' can be accessed here.


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