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Leiden University


Leiden University in the Netherlands was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. The motto of the University is Praesidium Libertatis – Bastion of Freedom. Participation in STRATEGY CCUS fits with the core values and ambitions of Leiden University. Excellent scientific research and education are crucial for a safe, healthy, sustainable, prosperous and just world. Leiden University aims to maximise the impact of its research and teaching on society by encouraging close cooperation with local, regional, national and international partners.

The Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology department focuses on the application of scientific psychological knowledge of social processes within and between groups of people and individuals to address issues in larger society. The department is internationally recognised as one of the leading institutes examining factors influencing public perception of CCS. For over two decades, its researchers have coordinated and conducted quantitative and qualitative social science research in large national and international programmes on CCS and CCUS, such as CATO (2004-2014), FENCO ERA-NET (2009-2010), and ALIGN-CCUS (2017-2020). They have published in renowned international peer reviewed journals, have presented their work at key scientific conferences and are members of the GHGT Expert Review Panel and International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Social Research Network Steering Committee. They are also founders of the CCS Social Science Research Network.

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CO2 Value Europe


CO2 Value Europe (CVE) is the industry association founded in November 2017 to foster the market deployment of a broad set of innovative technologies, which can recycle CO2 emissions into useful products such as fuels, materials and chemicals.

In the short time since its creation, CVE has become the legitimate representative of the Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) industry to the EU Institutions. The association attracted 70 pioneer companies covering the entire CO2 value chain: CO2 emitters from energy intensive industries, developers and upscalers of CO2 capture and conversion technologies, as well as distributors and users of CO2 -based products.

CVE focuses on a series of themes: information gathering and sharing on CCU technologies developed in Europe and across the world; participation to defining strategic roadmaps for CCU development, matchmaking to develop demonstration projects; support for public and private funding for CCU R&I; communication activities to increase the visibility of CCU approaches.

The members of CVE believe that a favourable policy framework must be developed to ensure that CCU solutions can rapidly contribute to the ambitious goals of the EU Green Deal. Many CCU technologies are now technically ready and provide drop-in solutions without requiring any significant modification of existing production, distribution and use infrastructure.

The rapid large-scale deployment of these technologies is therefore key to reaching the EU’s climate objectives in 2030 and 2050, while at the same time creating job opportunities and strengthening the global leadership that Europe currently has on many CCU technologies.

Representative member: 

Anastasios Perimenis, CCU Officer / acting Secretary General



Concawe is the Science division of the European Petroleum Refiners Association for Research on health, safety and environment topics in refining and distribution. Its 40 member companies account for almost 100% of the crude oil refining capacity within the European Union. The Association’s mission is to conduct research to provide objective and scientific information, which will assist in the development and implementation of cost-effective and technically feasible, regulations and guidelines.

Concawe endeavours to conduct its activities with objectivity and scientific integrity. In the complex world of environmental and health science, Concawe seeks to uphold three key principles: sound science, transparency and cost-effectiveness.

Concawe supports the European ambition to be climate neutral in 2050 as expressed in the European Green Deal. As such, CCUS is recognised as a key technology to embrace the EU long-term strategy of net-zero emissions by 2050. Concawe is therefore interested to explore further its potential as one opportunity within the different low carbon technologies to reduce GHG emissions evaluated in Concawe’s Low Carbon Pathways programme.

Energy & Environmental Research Center

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is a global leader in researching and developing technologies that make the energy we use and produce more efficient and environmentally friendly. Our team of more than 200 scientists, engineers and finance, operations and other support professionals work together to develop practical solutions to critical global issues.

Our comprehensive research portfolio comprises a wide array of services tailored to meet each client’s needs. We work in partnership with clients to develop, refine, demonstrate, and commercialise marketable products that provide practical solutions to real-world challenges.

Today’s energy and environmental needs require a total-systems approach that focuses on technical details while retaining a broad perspective. Utilising decades of energy research, we are a driving force for innovation and new opportunities in the energy industry. The EERC is part of the University of North Dakota and is designated as North Dakota’s State Energy Research Center.

Global CCS Institute


The Global CCS Institute is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and deliver climate neutrality.

With a team of professionals working with and on behalf of our Members, we drive the adoption of CCS as quickly and cost effectively as possible by sharing expertise, building capacity and providing advice and support so that this this vital technology can play its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Our diverse international membership includes governments, global corporations, private companies, research bodies and non-governmental organisations; all of whom are committed to CCS as an integral part of a net-zero emissions future.

We are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Washington DC, Brussels, Beijing, London and Tokyo.

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)


The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies was founded in 2009 for the purpose of gathering all relevant forms of knowledge from science, society and politics in order to initiate and support a transformation towards a sustainable development that is grounded in scientific research.

Currently, around 100 researchers from over 30 countries are working at the institute on projects that span the humanities and the natural and social science. Our status as an Institute for Advanced Studies means that international researchers at the IASS can pursue interdisciplinary research using innovative methods to find new and actionable solutions to urgent global sustainability questions.

Our research follows a transdisciplinary approach. This means that the IASS actively includes societal stakeholders in the research and peer-review processes, in order to jointly find solutions that help us initiate, support and scientifically accompany the transformation to sustainable development. The IASS does not merely work to create the knowledge needed for action; it also discusses its findings with representatives of politics, industry and civil society and furthers the transformation process through this kind of consultation. Our mission is to develop transformative knowledge, which is needed to pave the way towards sustainable societies.

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