The European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure (ECCSEL) was established in June 2017 as a permanent pan-European distributed research infrastructure, ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). Within the initial 5 European founding Member countries (France, Italy, the Netherlands, UK and Norway (Operations Centre)), 21 service providers offer open access to more than 79 world class CCS research facilities across Europe; coordinated by ECCSEL and accessible through the ECCSEL website.
ECCSEL is expected to grow both in terms of new Member Countries, new service providers as well as heavy investments in upgraded and new facilities. The headquarter, the ECCSEL Operations Centre is located in Trondheim, Norway.
ECCSEL European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), was established by the European Commision implementing decision of 9. June 2017 (EU) 2017/996.
ECCSEL ERIC is registered in the Norwegian Company Registry with the organisation number 919298243.
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.