ECCSELERATE is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aimed at increasing the use and ensuring the long-term sustainable operation of the ECCSEL ERIC RI.
ECCSEL ERIC was established on 1 June 2017 and is on track to gain recognition as a world-class research infrastructure (RI) based upon leading European Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) institutions and knowledge centres. It is now an approved European RI Consortium legal entity with its statutory seat in Trondheim, Norway.
Under the financial support of the European Union, coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), ECCSEL has been implemented by a consortium of leading European CCS research institutes over two previous preparatory phases, and two years of initial phase operations supported by the ECCSEL Implementation Phase INFRADEV3 project (GA 675206, 2015-2017).
ECCSELERATE builds on these solid foundations. ECCSEL is currently in its early operational phase as an ERIC, and needs to ramp-up to an advanced stage of operation. Based on recommendations from EC stakeholders and the ECCSEL ERIC General Assembly, ECCSELERATE is focussing on:
- increasing use and ensuring the long-term sustainable operation of ECCSEL ERIC RI
- cost-effective sharing and use of ECCSEL ERIC RI by industry and SMEs
- developing marketing, access and service models for industry and SMEs
- increasing international collaboration and visibility
- exploring the scope for extension to CO2 utilisation technology developments and potential synergies, thereby extending ECCSEL ERIC activities from CCS to CCUS
- expanding ECCSEL ERIC membership and developing its national nodes
- increasing ECCSEL ERIC’s involvement with ongoing industrial CCS projects.
This will enable ECCSEL ERIC to play its key role as specified in the SET-Plan TWG9 CCS and CCU Implementation Plan: ’a world-class research infrastructure facilitating ambitious R&D activities, European industrial initiatives, and education of specialists for the new CCUS industry.’
WP8 Transnational Access
Not all ECCSEL facilities are included in the ECCSELERATE project.
The facilities which are part of the ECCSELERATE Transnational Access calls are shown below. In each of the calls, a selection of those facilities will be included. The selected facilities will be shown here.
|Facility owner||Country||Number||Short name|
|OGS||IT||66 (IT1.1)||Research Aircraft|
|64 (IT1.3)||Panarea NatLab|
|63 (IT1.4)||Latera Nat Lab|
|57 (IT2.2)||PEC Lab|
|56 (IT2.3)||XtL Pilot Plant|
|55 (IT2.4)||Sotacarbo Fault Lab|
|54 (IT2.5)||Rock Analysis Lab|
|TNO||NL||51 (NL1.1)||Mini Plant|
|48 (NL1.4)||High-P abs&des|
|46 (NL1.6)||ATCM Aerosol Test|
|SINTEF ER||NO||43 (NO2.1)||CLC Hot Rig|
|42 (NO2.2)||COMBLAB /HIPROX|
|41 (NO2.3)||CO2Mix - VLE|
|SINTEF||NO||37 (NO3.1a)||SINTEF S/ChLab - Slab|
|36 (NO3.1b)||SINTEF S/ChLab - CHLab|
|35 (NO3.2)||SINTEF PPLab|
|34 (NO3.3)||SINTEF Mlab|
|33 (NO3.4)||SINTEF SDR|
|32 (NO3.5)||SINTEF Tiller Pilot|
|IFE||NO||27 (NO4.1)||GeoChem lab|
|23 (UK1.4)||Gas Mon|
|22 (UK1.5)||Micro Lab S16|
|UoS- PACT||UK||21 (UK2.1)||PCC plant (Amine capture)|
|18 (UK2.4)||Gas Turbine(s) GT|
|17 (UK2.5)||ICP Lab|
|16 (UK2.6)||Analytical facilities (range)|
|13 (UK3.3)||Microwave Swing|
|12 (UK3.4)||MFPCS (Multiphase flow)|
|11 (UK3.5)||CySim (Adsorption model)|
|Heriot Watt University||UK||10 (UK4.1)||CompModSim|
|9 (UK4.2)||X-Ray CT|
|8 (UK4.3)||Core Flood Rig|
|7 (UK4.4)||Carbon Capture Rigs|
|6 (UK4.5)||PHOTO RIG|
|University of Aberdeen||UK||5 (UK5.1)||X-RAY TOMOGRAPHY|
|4 (UK5.2)||ACEMAC Nano-scale|
|Uni Strath||UK||3 (UK6.1)||AMRL|
|73 (UK6.2)||SCCS-NYX XCT|
|TUV NEL||UK||2 (UK7.1)||NEL CO2Static Test Facility|
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871143.