Please support the “Petition for Integration of renewable CCU in the RED”

October 2016

Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU) technologies will play a crucial role in the future renewable energy system and for climate protection. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is not just another raw material, intermediate or waste; in terms of volume, it is the most important greenhouse gas. When being processed with renewable energy, CO2 is an infinite resource for producing fuels and chemicals with a high potential for climate protection. When speaking about this combination of CCU with renewable energy as the only energy source to reduce CO2, the term renewable CCU or rCCU has recently been coined.

The most important role of rCCU is the ability to store renewable electricity over a long time without losses and to convert fluctuating renewable electricity into fuels (for transport and for reconversion into electricity) and chemicals. Therefore, rCCU is systemically important for the liberalized electricity market, since it offers the much-needed possibility to increase the flexibility of the grid and by this, to increase the share of renewables in the European electricity mix.

The European Union cannot afford to miss or to delay the deployment of this new option to utilize and store renewable electricity, which is to extend the applications for renewable ener-gy to renewable fuels and sustainable chemistry. The European Union should become the leader in rCCU, not only in research and development, but especially in applying and fully utilizing the potential.

The ongoing development of the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework and a reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is a unique opportunity to establish a regulatory framework in which rCCU is fully integrated. This opportunity should not be missed.
Therefore the authors of the petition ask decision makers involved in the revision of the Renewable Package to include six crucial mechanisms in the legislation.

The relevance of the rCCU concept and its potential are not yet fully understood by most of the policy makers and stakeholders. The rCCU sector does not yet have a lobby, which is normal for a new sector consisting only of pilot plants. These are the reasons why we want to give rCCU a strong voice. Please support this petition with your signature, please add your comments and ideas! Please send this petition to your business and social networks.

You can download the full text of the petition here: Petition for Integration of renewable CCU in the RED.pdf

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