ECCSEL has implemented, operates and develops a distributed, integrated European Research Infrastructure (RI) based on a selection of the best research facilities in Europe for Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage (CCS). The currently 56 individual research facilities which are part of the ECCSEL ERIC RI are located in currently 5 countries and are owned by 15 different facility operators. The number of countries, operators and facilities will be increasing over time.
The ECCSEL ERIC Research Infrastructure consists of research facilities from Universities, Research Institutes and Industry in the five ECCSEL member countries. ECCSEL ERIC provides researchers across the globe easy access to all those facilities through its website and coordinates facility upgrades and new builds.
ECCSEL has performed a gap analysis showing current CCS research gaps as well as existing facility gaps. Based on the gap analysis combined with input from national CCS roadmaps, facility upgrades and new builds have been planned and in many cases funding has been approved and construction has commenced.