The objective of BEST is to accelerate the deployment of environmentally sound CCS, and to contribute significantly to make CCS a commercially available technology by 2020. BEST raise public awareness about CCS and ensure that industrial and political leaders have the information and knowledge they need to make the bold decisions that are needed to deploy CCS. The objective is achieved by creating CCS deployment roadmaps in parallel with targeted advocacy in selected countries.
The CCS Deployment Roadmaps are established for countries where energy production is largely based on fossil fuels and/or where CCS can play an important role to ensure CO2 emission reduction and energy supply security. The roadmaps present CCS value chains including mapping of sources and sinks for CO2 and recommended regulations and policy actions to deploy the value chains.
The national CCS deployment roadmaps form the basis for pointed advocacy in the selected countries. This advocacy is aimed at enhancing public understanding of CCS and at facilitating policy implementation for CCS deployment.
Based on Bellona’s well-established expertise in advocating the need for CCS, the BEST advocacy team use all available tools for political campaigning:
Bellona has performed several in-house studies to synthesize new knowledge on CCS. The results are available in the following papers and reports and here.