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State of CCUS – Publication

INNO-CCUS is one of Denmark's four mission-driven partnerships aimed at accelerating the green transition. INNO-CCUS actively promotes the development of CCUS (Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilisation) to combat climate change, drawing attention to the cutting-edge work within the field of CCUS in Denmark. In collaboration with INNO-CCUS, GK has developed and compiled a publication that highlights 100 of the most significant Danish CCUS projects. This publication serves as a demonstration of Denmark's commitment to advancing research and innovation in the industry. It stands as a testament to the ingenuity, scientific curiosity, and dedication that characterize Denmark's efforts in developing a technology with extraordinary potential.


As global temperatures rise and people worldwide experience the tangible effects of climate change, the urgency for action has never been greater. There is a compelling need to employ every available tool in the battle against climate change before it becomes irreversible.

CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage) stands out as one such tool, and for the successful realization of the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, CCUS must play a pivotal role. This crucial role has been consistently emphasized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Without the widespread adoption of CCUS, it becomes increasingly challenging to mitigate and manage global temperature changes effectively. To unlock its full potential, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) must gain acceptance among policymakers and populations on a global scale.


The primary objective of the communication has been to showcase the advancements in the Danish CCUS field and provide a readily accessible overview of the industry.

To achieve this objective, the publication developed by GK and INNO-CCUS focused on three main areas of communication: Clarity, understanding, and impact. These aspects were pivotal, considering that the catalogue was intended for a diverse audience with varying levels of familiarity with the subject. Given the extensive array of stakeholders in CCUS, ranging from politicians to researchers, GK made concerted efforts to address the diverse interests within this target audience.

The catalogue detailed the objectives, approaches, and anticipated impacts of each of the 100 projects presented, in collaboration with over 250 partners, including institutes, universities, start-ups, and major international companies.

The data collection strategy relied on comprehensive stakeholder management, with numerous interviews targeting the researchers and scientists involved in CCUS projects. The collected data was then translated into the description of the 100 projects using a balanced, understandable, and technical language. In doing so, GK underscored the impact of each individual project and the collective difference they make in advancing the prevalence of CCUS


On the 27th of November, the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities, in collaboration with the European Commission and INNO-CCUS, hosted the third edition of the EU CCUS Forum in Aalborg. The catalogue was created, presented, and distributed to stakeholders from across Europe for The Danish CCUS Summit hosted by INNO-CCUS in September 2023.

The publication includes a preface by the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Christina Egelund, outlining the publication's relevance and how it effectively presents and confirms the political commitment within CCUS. More than 150 key stakeholders received the catalogue during the two days of the EU CCUS Forum, and the work has been publicly accessible since.

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