BECCS, and the possibilities that negative emissions brings in achieving the climate goals was on the agenda today when Stockholm Exergi welcomed the Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union, comprising Coreper II and the Antici group to our facility in Värtahamnen. The visit is a part of the Swedish EU Presidency and was hosted by Lars Danielsson, Ambassador and representative of Sweden to the European Union (picture above).

The group consisted of almost hundred visitors, including several Ambassadors from various European countries, e.g., Italy, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic.

– It is very exciting, and meaningful, for us at Stockholm Exergi to be part of the EU presidency in this way. Our work can demonstrate the concrete development that is needed for Europe to succeed in the green transition, says Joakim Cejie, Head of public affairs at Stockholm Exergi.

Fabian Levihn, Head of R&D, and Erik Rylander, Head of Carbon Dioxide Removal, at Stockholm Exergi held presentations focused on, among other things, the importance of negative emissions in order to reach the 1.5 degree target, as shown in the UN’s IPCC reports, as well as on what role trading with negative emissions will play in establishing BECCS at wide scale.

– The development of the internal market in the EU will affect how the market for negative emissions will progress. Today we trade in emissions, reductions. A natural next step is a market also for negative emissions: removals. Both reduction and removals are needed for us to reach the climate goals, says Joakim Cejie.

About Coreper II and the Antici group

Coreper II consists of the permanent representatives of the EU member states, and their task is to prepare the work for four configurations: Economic and Financial affairs, Foreign Affairs, General Affairs and Justice and Home Affairs. The work in Coreper II is prepared by the Antici group. Coreper is the Council’s most important preparatory body. All matters to be put on the Council’s agenda, except certain agricultural subjects, must first be assessed by Coreper, unless the Council decides otherwise.

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  • Daniel Löfstedt
  • 2023-06-02