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Porthos plans to transport carbon and store it in empty gas fields under the Dutch North Sea, explains Nico de Meester, external relations manager at Porthos.

The Netherlands has clear climate objectives: the emission of greenhouse gases must be reduced by at least 55% in 2030 compared with 1990. In 2050, the Netherlands aims to be climate neutral. One way to achieve these climate objectives is to capture and store CO2 (Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS in short). The Dutch Climate Agreement underlines the importance of CCS in the energy transition.


The CO2 that will be transported and stored by Porthos will be captured by various companies. The companies will supply their carbon to a collection pipeline that runs through the Rotterdam port area. The onshore pipeline through the port is designed with 10 entry points. The first four launching customers are Shell, Air Liquide, Air Products and ExxonMobil. Together, they will capture 2.5 million tonnes of c...

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