On October the 19th the first Greek based ConsenCUS community event took place in the chamber of commerce in Poligiros, Halkidiki.
The event was co-organised by Robert Gordon university and Grecian Magnesite. The purpose of the event was to inform the local community on the ConsenCUS project by:
1)Introducing the Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCUS) technologies,
2)Position Grecian Magnesite’s role in the project as the local industrial partner
3)Present the role of CCUS in decarbonizing the mining industry
4)Discuss the social dimensions of CCUS and present RGU’s research with the different communities.
The event was well attended with approximately 55 attendees including local residents, representatives of Grecian Magnesite, as well as local politicians and business owners. Questions from the audience included a) clarifying questions on CCUS technologies, b) the reasons behind the choice of Yerakini as a pilot study, c) importance of social acceptance.