The European CCUS Research Infrastructure

ECCSEL is the European Research Infrastructure for CO2 Capture, Utilisation, Transport and Storage (CCUS). Our vision is to enable low to zero CO2 emissions from industry and power generation to combat climate change.  Our aim is to enhance European science, technology development, innovation and education in the field of CCUS.

ECCSEL ERIC is a distributed, integrated research infrastructure encompassing interlinked transnational scientific facilities and national nodes. A European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) is a full legal entity under EU law, with the goal to establish and operate, through its members, a research infrastructure of European importance on a non-economic basis.

ECCSEL offers open access to over 80 world class CCUS research facilities across Europe. Research facilities across the CCUS value chain are covered through ECCSEL, for example: Membranes, integrated CCUS systems, pressure/injection, migration, security/troubleshooting, CO2 pipeline transport and integrity, shipping of CO2, smart integrations with carbon capture and re-use into valuable products.

ECCSEL coordinates European development of facilities and their services to meet identified needs. The research infrastructure also reaches out to relevant industry and research communities to determine their research infrastructure needs to enable full-scale deployment of CCUS in Europe.