Negative emission technologies (NET) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) create new business opportunities for the environmental technology industry.

The long-term climate strategy of Switzerland assumes that by 2050, despite all reduction efforts, there will still be 11.8 million tonnes of CO2eq in unavoidable emissions, particularly from industry, agriculture, and waste management. These emissions are intended to be further reduced through the direct capture of CO2 at facilities and permanent storage (carbon capture and storage, CCS). The remaining emissions must be offset through the permanent removal of CO2 from the atmosphere using negative emission technologies (NET). Consequently, there will be a strong demand in these new areas of environmental technology, with investments estimated at CHF 73 billion to achieve Switzerland's net-zero target by 2050.

Status of CCS and NET: Urgent need for market-ready and scalable technologies

There is, therefore, an urgent need for market-ready and scalable solutions, which presents an opportunity for innovative companies in the environmental technology industry to establish themselves in a new field of business. The framework conditions for NET and their promotion are still under development, but existing funding instruments from the Federal Office for the Environment (BAFU) and the Federal Office of Energy (BFE) already support initial projects.

At the seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn about existing approaches from research and start-up companies, exchange ideas about participation opportunities for your company in projects, and receive an overview of existing and planned federal funding opportunities.

Location: Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Windisch Bahnhofstrasse, Building 5, Room 5.0B16

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time: 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Language: German, English

Participation fee: CHF 50



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