About the project

STRATEGY CCUS is an ambitious three-year project funded by the European Union to support the development of low-carbon energy and industry in Southern and Eastern Europe. We are focusing on eight regions considered promising for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). We aim to encourage and support initiatives within each region by producing local development plans and business models tailored to industry’s needs.

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Explore our eight promising start-up regions in southern and eastern Europe and find out more about why they have potential for CCUS development.


Our Stakeholder Engagement Toolbox will feature a variety of media to enable regions and potential developers to take forward projects effectively.


Find out more about our 17 partner institutes from ten European countries and the knowledge and expertise they bring to the STRATEGY CCUS project.


STRATEGY CCUS has received support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, its biggest research and innovation fund to date.

News & Events

New paper: Geological carbon storage and climate action in north-western Greece

The urgent need to address Greece’s carbon emissions in line with Paris Agreement commitments is explored in a new paper focusing on the high carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential of the Mesohellenic Trough, a geological basin in north-western Greece.

The region of West Macedonia in northern Greece is one of the country’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases. The area has two active coal-fired power plants, to be retired by 2023 and 2025, respectively, and is also home to other industries, such as cement production.

EOR has been crucial for uptake of CCUS globally: can it be accelerated in Europe?

In the second of two articles on CO2 utilisation, we look at the prospects for enhanced oil recovery in Europe.

Optimising the feasibility of CO2 storage during EOR

A new paper, led by a STRATEGY CCUS researcher, outlines optimal conditions for the use of CO2 in Enhanced Oil Recovery.