A consortium of Belgian and Dutch companies have set up a new project that will investigate the feasibility of carbon capture and storage (CCUS) at the North Sea Port in 2025.

Formed of Smart Delta Resources, port company North Sea Port, ArcelorMittal, Dow Benelux, PZEM, Yara, Zeeland Refinery, Gasunie and Fluxys, the Carbon Connect Delta project will investigate the technical, economic and legal aspects, and necessary infrastructure needed for CCUS technology at the port.

Together the group hopes to capture one million tons of CO2 per year from 2023 and expand this to a level of 6.5 million tons per year in 2030, which will result in 30% less CO2 emissions in the Scheldt Delta region. 

The consortium expects to complete the feasibility study at the end of 2020, after which the project will be further developed for realisation.