CATO Collaborations

CATO cooperates with a great number of national and international groups that are active in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage. CATO serves as the national point of contact for many of those groups. The following relevant links are provided for your convenience:

ACT is an international initiative to establish CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) as a tool to combat global warming. ACT means Accelerating CCS Technologies, and the ambition of the partners is to fund research and innovation projects that can lead to safe and cost-effective CCUS technology.

CO2GeoNet is a European network on research relating to geological storage of CO2.

The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) presents an introduction to the capture and storage of CO2 and how it could play a significant role in reducing the release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. There are also copies of IEA GHG reports, their regular newsletter (Greenhouse Issues), details of forthcoming conferences and links to other sites.

ECCSEL European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure. The vision. Enabling low to zero CO2 emissions from industry and power generation to help combating global climate change.

The UKCCS Research Centre innovates, leads and coordinates a programme of underpinning research on all aspects of CCS in support of basic science and UK government efforts on energy and climate.

Founded in 2005, the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change. ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS.

The Global CCS Institute is an international membership organization. Our mission is to accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and provide energy security.

The website van Milieu Centraal (in Dutch) aims at providing information on CCS to the general public.

The TKI Nieuw Gas (CCUS) Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage ( works intensively with CATO on knowledge development in CCUS. In addition, they also collaborate closely with TKI Energie en Industrie where CCUS is included in the innovation program.

CO2 Value Europe (CVE) (CO₂Value Europe: the non-profit association representing CCU community ( is an international and non-profit association founded in November 2017 building on the results and the enthusiasm generated by the EU FP7-funded project SCOT (Smart CO2 Transformation).

EERA's Joint Programme on CCS   (EERA Joint Programme Carbon Capture and Storage - About EERA JP CCS ( provides coherence and strategic leadership to its excellent, but dispersed energy research capabilities. We coordinate both national and European R&I programmes to maximise synergies, facilitate knowledge sharing and deliver economies of scale to accelerate the development of CCS.