About The Project

Infographic illustrating the possibilities for capture, usage and storage of CO2

NEWEST-CCUS is an innovative three-year project funded by the ERA-NET Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT2) initiative to assess the scale of the European market for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in the waste-to-energy (WtE) sector.

The project, which began in September 2019, also explores the sector’s potential for cumulative net carbon dioxide (CO2) removal from the atmosphere.

Our team of academic and industry experts from 21 organisations and six countries will build on work already undertaken to de-risk and accelerate the development and deployment of CO2 capture technologies tailored specifically for WtE applications.

By building strong collaborative networks, we will demonstrate technological capability and deliver a robust methodology for negative emissions accounting, which will support the successful implementation of CCUS in the WtE sector and the potential for WtE to be a key contributor to climate change mitigation efforts.

NEWEST-CCUS: Negative Emissions in the Waste-to-Energy Sector: Technologies for CCUS