Green partnership aims to develop 1,000 km CO2 transport network across Europe | News
Announced yesterday (April 4and), the strategic partnership will see OGE construct a 1,000 km long pipeline network – from a green gas import terminal to be built by TES in Wilhelmshaven, Germany – which will have a transport volume of approximately 18 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
Stating that CO2 infrastructure is necessary to achieve climate goals, Dr Jorg Bergmann, CEO of OGE, said: “We need to invest in renewable energy and especially hydrogen, but also offer a solution to industries in Germany who need to capture and use their CO2 emissions.”
In order to gain further support for the project, the partners are currently in discussions with representatives of sectors notoriously difficult to reduce such as steel and cement producers, power plant operators and chemical plant operators.
Referring to the pipeline network as a way to support the closed-loop circularity strategy, Paul van Poecke, Founder and Managing Director of TES, assured that CO2 can be kept in the TES cycle and greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse are avoided.
With industries such as the cement sector contributing 7% of global carbon emissions, decarbonizing industry through carbon capture is seen as an essential part of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.