What happened in Barendrecht? Case study on the planned onshore carbon dioxide storage in Barendrecht, the Netherlands

This report is one of a series of case study reports undertaken by the CSIRO as part of an international comparison of communication and engagement practices surrounding carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) projects funded by the Global CCS Institute.

This case study describes events relating to the Barendrecht CCS project that took place between 2007 and 2010. The national and local context of the Barendrecht CCS project, technical aspects associated with the project, and associated stakeholder involvement are described. The report outlines defining moments that influenced relationships between stakeholders and their opinions of the project. It focuses on the characteristics of the communication that took place between stakeholders and with the community.  Shortcomings in the communication are identified and presented as lessons for future CCS project developers.

Organisation 
Global CCS Institute
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Topics 
Public engagement
Engineering and project delivery
Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

This case study describes events relating to the Barendrecht CCS project that took place between 2007 and 2010.

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