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 Meets the Projects

When:   Wednesday 15th November 2017

Where: TNO Utrecht


With the recent announcement by the Dutch government to support the rapid acceleration of CCUS in the Netherlands, there can be no better time to re-engage with the CCUS research community and policy makers. Thankfully the CATO team is on hand to facilitate this!

So, if you looking for an update of ongoing developments in the area of CCUS in the Netherlands, look no further! On the 15th of November 2017, the CATO community is invited to ‘Meet the Projects'. Quite literally, all major CCUS R&D projects ongoing in the Netherlands have been invited to showcase their activities, giving the audience a chance to gain a complete overview of current activities in the area. 


The full agenda can now be found here.

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For questions or comments please contact Tom Mikunda
or Geeke Wiltink.

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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