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News announcement6 July 2023Directorate-General for Energy1 min read

REPowerEU: Commissioner Simson to visit pioneering hydrogen and CCUS projects in Belgium


Tomorrow, Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson will be in Lokeren and at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, in Belgium, to visit pioneering projects in the field of decarbonisation technologies. She will deliver a speech that will be later available on EbS and published here

In the morning, Commissioner Simson will visit Fluxys' construction site for a hydrogen-ready pipeline that is planned to switch seamlessly from natural gas to hydrogen transport. The establishment of hydrogen corridors across the Union is part of the EU's plans to decarbonise the industry and energy sectors set out in the European Green Deal. It will also help the EU phase out Russian fossil fuel imports completely, according to the REPowerEU Plan

Later in the day, the Commissioner will visit several projects for the production of renewable hydrogen and carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. The visit comes as the Commission is collecting input from stakeholders and citizens for a new EU strategy for the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage. The call for evidence and public consultation are open until 31 August 2023.

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Publication date
6 July 2023
Directorate-General for Energy