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Ursula von der Leyen visits Ørsted's coming PtX facility

Avedøreværket, a power station in Greater Copenhagen, is selected to host Ørsted's coming PtX facility. The EU Commission's president visits the site with the Danish prime minister.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will visit Ørsted's coming PtX/CCS plant later today. | Photo: Francisco Seco/AFP / POOL

When Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen receives EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week, the two will take a trip to Avedøreværket, Ørsted's power plant in Southwestern Greater Copenhagen.

Their reason for the visit is that Ørsted decided earlier this week that the power station's biomass unit will be the input source for the utility's forthcoming carbon capture and sequestration facility, which will turn CO2 into renewable fuels in the country's big Power-to-X project, Green Fuels for Denmark.

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