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ICM Forum and Working Groups

Annual fora

The Industrial Carbon Management Forum (ICM Forum), named the CCUS Forum until 2023, was established in 2021 and meets annually since. It brings together representatives from the EU institutions, EU and non-EU countries, NGOs, business leaders and academia to facilitate the deployment of CCUS technologies.

The meeting documents and links to the recordings are accessible on a dedicated page (CIRCABC).

10-11 October 2024, Pau

The fourth edition of the ICM Forum will take place in Pau, France on 10-11 October 2024 and will be co-hosted by the French Ministry for Energy Transition.

27-28 November 2023, Aalborg

The third edition of the CCUS Forum took place in Aalborg, Denmark on 27-28 November 2023 and was co-hosted by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. The forum’s 2023 edition gathered more than 450 in-person participants in Aalborg and up to 1400 participants connected online, illustrating the interest in accelerating the deployment of CCS and CCU technologies in Europe.

As a result of the forum, 4 working groups were established on

  • CO2 infrastructure
  • CO2 standards
  • public perception
  • the Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)

If you would like to join one of the groups, please fill in this registration form by 31 January 2024.

27-28 October 2022, Oslo

The working groups helped prepare the second forum plenary in Oslo on 27-28 October 2022 in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. It gathered almost 300 in-person participants and up to 1400 online, showing a growing interest and importance of CCS and CCU in mitigating climate change.

As a result of the second forum, 4 working groups were established on

  • CO2 infrastructure
  • industrial partnership for CCUS
  • public perception
  • the CCUS strategy

These CCUS Working Groups have published several papers in an inclusive, bottom-up process, coordinated by the working group’s co-chairs

11 October 2021, Brussels

The first high-level CCUS Forum took place in October 2021 and gathered nearly 400 participants revealing a growing interest in CCS and CCU and the need for ongoing stakeholder dialogue.

As a result of the first forum, 3 working groups were established

  • WG 1 dealt with the CO2 infrastructure and addresses the prevailing lack of infrastructure development
  • WG 2 developed a CCUS vision document examining the role of CCUS in decarbonising energy in the EU
  • WG 3 was about industrial partnership and worked towards better industry involvement in technology deployment.

WG 2 has published a paper in an inclusive, bottom-up process, coordinated by the working group’s co-chairs

  • Vision for Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage in the EU: prepared by the CCUS Vision working group – which was active until the 2022 edition of the forum. The paper emphasises the importance of CCUS technologies for achieving the EU climate targets and outlines clear actions the Commission should take to promote their implementation.

Active Working Groups

The ICM Forum’s work is currently supported by 4 working groups (WGs). They are organised by the Commission and moderated and supported by co-chairs selected from participating stakeholders, ensuring balanced representation (NGOs, think tanks, public administration, academia and industry associations).

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ICM Working Groups

The WGs are established for 1 year, until the end of 2024.

  • WG on CO2 infrastructure
  • WG on CO2 standards
  • WG on public perception
  • WG on Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)

They are composed of a wide range of stakeholders and meet regularly throughout the year to prepare issue papers for the annual plenary session of the forum.

Issue papers

The ICM Working Groups will be working on issue papers in an inclusive, bottom-up process, coordinated by the working group’s co-chairs.

Papers will be finalised and published here.

Join the Working Groups

In case of any questions regarding the working groups, please send an email to ENER-CCUSFORUMatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ENER-CCUSFORUM[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).