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. 

Job opportunity: Director, ECCSEL ERIC


ECCSEL ERIC, the "pan European research infrastructure on CCS technology" is now seeking to recruit it's Director.


The European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure (ECCSEL) was established in June 2017 as a permanent pan-European distributed research infrastructure, an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). Within the 5 European founding Member countries, 14 service providers offer open access to 55 world class research facilities across Europe. ECCSEL is expected to grow both in terms of Members and heavy investments in upgraded and new facilities. The Headquarters with ECCSEL's Operations Centre is located in Trondheim, Norway. More information on ECCSEL is available here:


ECCSEL ERIC is now seeking to recruit the Director "Pan European research infrastructure on CCS technology"


As Director/CEO and chief scientific officer you will be responsible for establishing ECCSEL as the preferred European research infrastructure, contributing to deployment of CCS technology.

More information is available under the this link:


To submit an application, please submit a short application letter and your Curriculum Vitae, marked with "56033" to:  .

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 1st 2018

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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