Cross-border CCUS – Antwerp@C

The Antwerp@C consortium, consisting of chemical and energy companies, aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the Port of Antwerp. The project has been awarded a €9m Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) grant. .. The Antwerp@C project is estimated to have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions within the port by half between now and 2030. The consortium is exploring the options for building infrastructure to support future carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) applications. Currently, a feasibility study is being carried out to investigate the possibility of building a central “backbone” in the form of a pipeline along the industrial zones on both the right and left banks of the Scheldt river, along with various shared processing units, a shared CO2 liquefaction unit, interim storage facilities and cross-border transport of CO2, both by ship and by pipeline. As Belgium does not have suitable geological strata, international collaboration will be necessary to transport the CO2 across borders and store it permanently in e.g. depleted offshore gas fields. For this purpose, Antwerp@C is investigating the possibilities of transport to Rotterdam by pipeline or by ship to Norway.

Air Liquide, BASF, Borealis, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Fluxys, Port of Antwerp, Total
Halve CO2 emissions in Port of Antwerp by 2030
Planning phase, timeline between 2020 and 2030
Antwerp, Belgium

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