RouteCCS is a project about advanced technologies to tackle climate change. The project focuses on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) which is used to prevent carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
CCUS is a process that captures carbon dioxide and either stores or reuses it. The RouteCCS project stresses that this is a technology that plays a crucial role to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. It can capture up to 90 per cent of the carbon dioxide emissions produced by the industrial sector using fossil fuel-produced electricity. The RouteCCS project suggests that the Baltic Sea region has a big potential for large-scale carbon dioxide storge, but that the region is falling behind in the implementation of these techniques. Some of the problems involve strict regulations, prohibiting laws, or lack of governance. Therefore, the project suggests that policy and regulatory changes in the entire Baltic Sea region are necessary. Urgent actions are needed for the region to be able to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Against this background, one of the main goals of the project is to raise the awareness among policy makers. A broad network of universities, authorities, experts, and other stakeholders will be established. The project will review and update the current situation regarding rules and storage options in the Baltic Sea region.