Blue Water joins Greenport Scandinavia project
The transport and logistics company, Blue Water Shipping, joins Denmark’s first Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project: Greenport Scandinavia.
It is a collaboration between INEOS Energy, Wintershall DEA, Hirtshals Haven, Biocarb Solution, Evida, Greenport North and Blue Water. The partners will investigate the possibility of transporting CO2 from biogas plants in Northern Denmark. From there it can be taken to temporary storage facilities in the Port of Hirtshals, and finally, to the North Sea, where the CO2 can be injected into the subsoil, in empty oil fields. Initially, the goal is to capture up to 100,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 annually starting in 2024 – 2025.
The long-term ambition is to increase the amount of CO2 to be received for shipping and storage significantly. As such, the partners will look into establishing the necessary infrastructure such as CO2 pipelines. Down the line, scaling up the project will support local industrial development and provide significant growth potential for the port and the region. It remains to be seen what Blue Water Shipping’s specific scope of work will be.
Mads Weng Gade, Country Manager, INEOS Energy Denmark, commented: “At INEOS, we have come far with our CO2 storage project Greensand, where we will get the first CO2 into the Danish underground early in the new year as part of our pilot demonstration project. Storing biogenic CO2 from biogas plants has great climate potential, as this results in negative emissions. With this agreement, the partners will explore the possibility of establishing the entire value chain and capturing, transporting and storing the first biogenic CO2 in Denmark.”