ECCSELERATE project information

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
ANDRA FR 69 (FR2.1) URL-Andra
71 (FR4.2) CATLAB
67 (FR5.2) GasGeochem
OGS IT 66 (IT1.1) Research Aircraft
65 (IT1.2) BioMarineLab
64 (IT1.3) Panarea NatLab
63 (IT1.4) Latera Nat Lab
62 (IT1.5) PITOP
61 (IT1.6) EXPLORA
60 (IT1.7) CTMO
59 (IT1.8) DeepLab
Sotacarbo IT 58 (IT2.1) COHYGEN
57 (IT2.2) PEC Lab
56 (IT2.3) XtL Pilot Plant
55 (IT2.4) Sotacarbo Fault Lab
54 (IT2.5) Rock Analysis Lab
UniBO IT 52 (IT4.1) MEMLAB
TNO NL 51 (NL1.1) Mini Plant
50 (NL1.2) Qscan
49 (NL1.3) CLC
48 (NL1.4) High-P abs&des
47 (NL1.5) MobSeis
46 (NL1.6) ATCM Aerosol Test 
NTNU NO 45 (NO1.1) MemLab
44 (NO1.2) AbsLab 
SINTEF ER NO 43 (NO2.1) CLC Hot Rig
41 (NO2.3) CO2Mix - VLE
40 (NO2.4) SEPPIL
39 (NO2.5) DEPRESS
38 (NO2.6) VISC-DENS
72 (NO2.7) HP-C-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
32 (NO3.5) SINTEF Tiller Pilot
31 (NO3.7) SCAL
30 (NO3.8) pVT
29 (NO3.10) WILab
28 (NO3.11) FPLab
IFE NO 27 (NO4.1) GeoChem lab
BGS UK 26 (UK1.1) TPRL
25 (UK1.2) RMPL
24 (UK1.3) HTL
23 (UK1.4) Gas Mon
22 (UK1.5) Micro Lab S16
UoS- PACT UK 21 (UK2.1) PCC plant (Amine capture)
20 (UK2.2) BGC
19 (UK2.3) ACP
18 (UK2.4) Gas Turbine(s) GT
17 (UK2.5) ICP Lab
16 (UK2.6) Analytical facilities (range)
UoE-SSCS UK 15 (UK3.1) PSA
14 (UK3.2) AGL
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
University of Aberdeen UK 5 (UK5.1) X-RAY TOMOGRAPHY
4 (UK5.2) ACEMAC Nano-scale
Uni Strath UK 3 (UK6.1) AMRL
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.