Nexstep was established for the reuse and decommissioning of old North Sea oil platforms. Nexstep is an EBN and NOGEPA initiative. The organisation explores the possibilities for responsible decommissioning or new use of platforms, wells and pipelines.
EBN and TNO are investigating the potential of geothermal energy in places where we know little of the subsurface. This project is being conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy under the name SCAN (Seismic Campaign for Geothermal Energy in the Netherlands).
In partnership with Havenbedrijf Rotterdam (Port of Rotterdam) and Gasunie we are making concrete progress towards CO2 transport and storage in empty gas fields under the North Sea seabed. We are doing this jointly under the name Rotterdam CCS project Porthos.
In partnership with Tata Steel, Gasunie and the Havenbedrijf Amsterdam EBN is studying the opportunities for capture, transport, storage and re-use of CO2 in the North Sea Canal region. We are doing this jointly under the name Athos.
In 2019 EBN started up the Inspire project, together with industry. The aim of Inspire is to reduce operational costs through intensive partnership with the various operators. In that way, those taking the initiative contribute to accommodating gas extraction from North Sea fields.
Information and communication
Communication is essential if the general public are to be involved in energy issues. This is why EBN has designed a number of websites with partners to clarify specific processes. These websites are available in Dutch only.