Inspenet, March 13, 2023
Led by the British chemical multinational Ineos and the German energy company Wintershall Dea, the “Greensand” project will store up to eight million tons of CO 2 per year until 2030.
This is a novel action that involves the storage of gas from different countries. The first country in the world to bury CO 2 imported from abroad, Denmark inaugurated a carbon dioxide storage site 1,800 meters under the North Sea, a tool considered essential to curbing global warming.
“Today we have opened a new green chapter for the North Sea”, celebrated Prince Federico, when starting the pilot phase of the project in Esbjerg (southwest).
Paradoxically, this CO 2 graveyard is an old oil field that contributed to the emissions. Led by the British chemical multinational Ineos and the German energy company Wintershall Dea AG, the “Greensand” project will store up to eight million tons of CO 2 per year until 2030.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) consists of capturing and then trapping CO 2 , the main cause of global warming. There are currently more than 200 projects operating or under development around the world. What makes Greensand special is that, unlike existing sites that sequester CO 2 from neighboring industrial facilities, it uses carbon that comes from afar, it’s imported.
“It is a European achievement in terms of cross-border cooperation: CO2 is captured in Belgium and very soon in Germany, loaded by ship in the (Belgian) port of Antwerp,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
The gas is transported by sea to the Nini West platform, at the edge of Norwegian waters, and transferred to a reservoir 1.8 km deep. For the Danish authorities, who aspire to carbon neutrality by 2045, it is an “indispensable instrument in our climate toolbox.”
North Sea Assets The North Sea is a region ripe for burial because it is home to many pipelines and geological reservoirs that have been left empty by decades of oil and gas production.
Source: https://www.editorialrn.com.ar/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44210:dinamarca-abre-en-el-mar-del-norte-el-primer-cementerio-de-co2- imported&catid=80:el-pregon-energetico&Itemid=601
Photo : Ineos
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