- This region has a large variety of high-emitting industries in the Fos-Berre/Marseille CCS and CCU cluster (Flagship project, SET Plan Action 9) and Lyon metropole area
- The region also encompasses a variety of large, medium and small-scale CO2 emitters
- A feasibility study was completed in 2013 on potential pathways between industrial CO2 emitters and CO2 utilisation opportunities
- A wide range of CCU technologies is being considered, including for the manufacture of chemicals, materials and fuels.
- A pipeline to collect CO2 from different sources and supply different applications is being planned.
- A pilot power-to-methane project, which combines CO2 storage with hydrogen production, is already operational in Marseille port (Jupiter 1000 )
- There is potential for early storage development in the south-east geological basin onshore, and offshore beneath the Mediterranean Sea.
- The possibility exists for developing small to medium CCUS hubs and clusters within the south-east basin.
- A Rhône Valley transport corridor could connect the region and neighbouring countries – such as Italy, Spain, North Africa and the Middle East – with large North Sea storage sites
Image: Combining CO2 storage with Geothermal exploitation (CO2-Dissolved)(STRATEGY CCUS kick-off meeting,Orleans, 2019)