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. 

1st ACT Call now open


The consortium ACT - Accelerating Carbon capture and storage Technologies - launched its first Call for proposals with a total budget of 41 Million Euro. Researchers and industries working on CCS are invited to propose transnational research and innovation projects, aimed at facilitating the emergence of CCS. The deadline for pre-proposals is September 7th 2016. Further info can be found on the ACT website. Please inform the CATO programme office of your ideas, so they can help you with your proposals, for instance by connecting you with fellow researchers or answering other questions.

CO2 emissions trading in the EU

  CO2 emissions trading in the EU  

In his PhD thesis, Arnold Mulder examines conflicting policy measures that undermine the EU CO2 Emission Trading scheme. Despite early hopes that the EU ETS could trigger investments in greenhouse gas reduction technologies around Europe, its ability to do so has fallen far below prior expectations. The current cost to allow a company to emit one tonne of CO2 is around 5 €. This is far below the extra cost needed to reduce the same amount of CO2 with for example wind energy or CO2 Capture and Storage. Policymakers now face the challenging task to revitalize the EU ETS and bring its ability to trigger investment in line with policy objectives.

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Geo hiking Eifel

For CATO researchers the Eifel in Germany is the place to observe CO2 in a natural geological setting. We made a free app with all routes and information
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