The ALIGN-CCUS project has been co-funded by the European Union’s ERA-NET Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT) initiative, which supports the delivery of safe and cost-effective carbon capture and storage (CCS). The governments of each participating country have also provided funding through the ACT initiative. One third of the project’s participants are private companies, with around 35% of the project budget committed through in-kind financing provided by industrial participants.

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ERA-NET ACT is an instrument of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 financial instrument, aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. The work being undertaken in ALIGN-CCUS will fulfil the objectives of ACT’s call for chain integration projects, including full-chain CCU, CO2 capture, CO2 transport, reducing commercial risk through identifying sufficient North Sea storage capacity, and social acceptance.



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Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research and Innovation Funding


The Netherlands

Ministry of Economic Affairs/Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland



The Research Council of Norway



United Kingdom

Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)