Ørsted aims to be number one on carbon capture

The utility hopes to win the Danish carbon capture and storage tender with a plan to capture 400,000 tonnes of CO2 by 2025 from the company’s biomass-fired combined heat and power stations.

Ørsted CEO Mads Nipper attended the summit in Esbjerg on a North Sea push for offshore wind. EnergyWatch learns that the utility has big plans for carbon capture. | Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix

Ørsted has garnered global recognition for its significant contributions to the budding offshore wind industry. Now the Danish utility is zeroing in on an area, which Danish parliament has singled out as altogether essential for reaching the national climate targets: carbon capture and storage.

To this end, Ørsted plans to mount a bid for the upcoming Danish CCS tender, which the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) released the overall framework for earlier this month. This is evident from a classified document EnergyWatch has obtained through right of access to public records.

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