ECCSELERATE

 

ECCSELERATE is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aimed at increasing the use and ensuring the long-term sustainable operation of the ECCSEL ERIC RI.

ECCSEL ERIC was established on 1 June 2017 and is on track to gain recognition as a world-class research infrastructure (RI) based upon leading European Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) institutions and knowledge centres. It is now an approved European RI Consortium legal entity with its statutory seat in Trondheim, Norway.
Under the financial support of the European Union, coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), ECCSEL has been implemented by a consortium of leading European CCS research institutes over two previous preparatory phases, and two years of initial phase operations supported by the ECCSEL Implementation Phase INFRADEV3 project (GA 675206, 2015-2017).

ECCSELERATE builds on these solid foundations. ECCSEL is currently in its early operational phase as an ERIC, and needs to ramp-up to an advanced stage of operation. Based on recommendations from EC stakeholders and the ECCSEL ERIC General Assembly, ECCSELERATE is focussing on:

  • increasing use and ensuring the long-term sustainable operation of ECCSEL ERIC RI
  • cost-effective sharing and use of ECCSEL ERIC RI by industry and SMEs
  • developing marketing, access and service models for industry and SMEs
  • increasing international collaboration and visibility
  • exploring the scope for extension to CO2 utilisation technology developments and potential synergies, thereby extending ECCSEL ERIC activities from CCS to CCUS
  • expanding ECCSEL ERIC membership and developing its national nodes
  • increasing ECCSEL ERIC’s involvement with ongoing industrial CCS projects.

This will enable ECCSEL ERIC to play its key role as specified in the SET-Plan TWG9 CCS and CCU Implementation Plan: ’a world-class research infrastructure facilitating ambitious R&D activities, European industrial initiatives, and education of specialists for the new CCUS industry.’

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 87114.

 

 

 

Beneficiaries

 

No

 

Name

 

Short name

 

Country

1

ECCSEL EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM

 

ECCSEL ERIC

Norway

 

2

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

 

OGS

 

Italy

3

SINTEF ENERGI AS

SINTEF ER

Norway

4

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

 

UKRI

United Kingdom

5

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

 

BRGM

France

 

6

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

 

 

TNO

 

Netherlands

7

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

USFD

United Kingdom

8

SOTACARBO - SOCIETA TECNOLOGIE AVANZATE LOW CARBON SPA.

 

SOTACARBO

Italy

 

9

NORGES TEKNISK- NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

 

NTNU

 

Norway

10

SINTEF AS

SINTEF

Norway

11

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

UEDIN

United Kingdom

 

WP

Number

WP Title

Lead beneficiary

WP1

ECCSEL ERIC Research Strategy and Services model development

6 - TNO

WP2

Implementing the ECCSEL ERIC Research Strategy

10 - SINTEF

WP3

Improving access to ECCSEL ERIC

2 - OGS

 

WP4

Developing national nodes and expanding ECCSEL ERIC membership

 

5 - BRGM

WP5

Positioning ECCSEL ERIC internationally

4 - UKRI

WP6

ECCSEL ERIC long-term sustainability and Business Plan

1 - ECCSEL ERIC

WP7

Project coordination

1 - ECCSEL ERIC

WP8

Transnational Access

1 - ECCSEL ERIC

WP9

Ethics requirements

1 - ECCSEL ERIC