Dependence on fossil fuels such as crude oil and gas - the main cause of climate change - must end! Political support is essential to successfully implement this shift to renewable carbon use. The RCI Manifesto outlines seven key recommendations for the next European Commission to turn this vision into reality.
The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) has published a Manifesto for the next European Commission (2024-2029), highlighting key issues as policymaker's awareness and support is crucial for the much-needed transition to renewable carbon.
Defossilisation is essential for the chemicals and materials industry to meet both climate change targets and the continuing demand for embedded carbon - the carbon bound within molecules. This can only be achieved by using renewable carbon sources from biomass, direct use of CO2 or recycling.
The manifesto outlines seven key messages to policymakers to make this transformation a reality:
 The use of the term CCU generally refers to the use of carbon dioxide (CO2), but can also include industrial sources of carbon monoxide (CO) prior to flaring or other conversion to CO2 before release to the atmosphere. In the US, CO2 and CO are grouped together as "carbon oxides" for purposes of the Section 45Q CCUS tax credit. For the purposes of this report, "CO2 utilisation" is understood to include other carbon oxides.
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