In Belgium, the European Commission’s SET Plan is aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. In particular, it seeks to improve new technologies and bring down costs by coordinating research and helping to finance projects. Bellona regards CCS as requiring particular attention under the SET Plan, as it is an indispensable climate mitigation technology, yet one in urgent need of intensified investments to foster deployment.
Bellona has been in vocal in calling for the need to target these low capture cost emissions, enabling the growth of CO2 transport infrastructure and CO2 storage clusters. Such high-purity sources of CO2 include streams from bio-ethanol production, ammonia and hydrogen manufacturing.