Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) recently joined application to the EU funding for CO2 capture project on Amager Bakke, which can contribute to making Copenhagen CO2 neutral by 2025.
Namely, a facility for the capture of CO2 will reduce emissions from the Amager Resource Center (ARC) by 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, contributing to the region’s goal of becoming the world’s first capital city in the world to become carbon-neutral.
What is more, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) will become a central party in storing and distributing the captured CO2 to ships that sail the CO2 to storage in old oil fields in the North Sea.
For the records, the project will be the first of its kind in Denmark, as it will further enhance the national goal of reducing Denmark’s emissions of CO2 70% by the year 2030.
In fact, an annual reduction of 500,000 tonnes CO2 will correspond to approximately 1% of Denmark’s total emissions.
Once the CO2 is captured, it will be transported via a short pipeline to special tanks at CMP’s nearby terminal on Prøvestenen.
From there, the CO2 will be pumped aboard ships, which sail it further out to the North Sea, where it will be stored in drained and empty underground oil reservoirs.
In light of the situation, at the end of October, ARC along with CMP will submit an application to the climate action EU Innovation Fund to receive funding for both the establishment of the facility, which is expected for completion in 2025, and its operations.
CMP is extremely excited to be part of this project, which has a colossal potential to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in Copenhagen. For CMP, this is an excellent example of how the port can play an active role in the green transition and be part of new pioneering climate technology, which can hopefully serve as inspiration for similar projects with CO2 capture not only in Denmark but also abroad.
…Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO, Copenhagen Malmö Port, concluded.