Air Liquide (AL) recently has announced that it will build, own and operate a world-scale carbon capture unit in the industrial basin of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, leveraging its proprietary Cryocap technology.
The new unit will be installed at the Group’s hydrogen (H2) production plant located in the port of Rotterdam and will be connected to Porthos, one of Europe’s largest carbon capture and storage infrastructure aiming at significantly reducing CO2 emissions in this large industrial basin.
AL will capture the CO2 from its existing world-scale H2 plant in the port of Rotterdam, leveraging Cryocap, a technological solution for CO2 capture using a cryogenic process. Captured CO2 will then be transported through the Porthos infrastructure, which is currently being developed, and permanently stored in depleted gas fields in the North Sea, approximately 20 ㎞ off the coast. The carbon capture unit will be operational in 2026.
Through this project, Air Liquide will be able to supply hydrogen that will be significantly decarbonized, to its long-term customers, as contracted.
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