Ørsted wants to send 400,000 annual tonnes of CO2 to Norway's Northern Lights

The Danish utility is eying a big investment toward establishing several CO2 hubs in Denmark for capturing exhaust gasses from biomass-fired power plants only to then be sailed to the Northern Lights project in Norwegian waters, Ørsted tells EnergyWatch.

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Ørsted sees the prospect of capturing, processing and transporting carbon dioxide to storage facilities as a ”fantastic strategic fit” for the power company’s business. The CO2 in question would derive both from the utility’s own thermal plants as well as other sources, says Ørsted Senior Vice President of Bioenergy Ole Thomsen in an interview with EnergyWatch.

”Transporting CO2 entails extensive logistics efforts. We will end up establishing necessary infrastructure, which we will make available for others. We want to set up what we call CO2 hubs,” he says:

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