New deal to make Danish North Sea Europe's CCS hub from 2025

The country's awaited CCS strategy splits state aid equally between carbon capture on the one hand and transport and storage on the other, setting Denmark on a path to become a European hub for CO2 sequestration, with plenty of momentum already from 2025, document shows.

Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen | Photo: Philip Davali

Despite carbon storage under the Danish North Sea still being illegal, the area will soon be transformed into a hub for all of Europe to send and stash carbon emissions.

Doing so holds the promise of creating domestic jobs and state revenue, with storage already functional from 2025, ensuring CO2 reductions totaling 0.4 million tonnes, shows a new national strategy just released by the government after reaching an agreement with a wide range of parliamentary parties.

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