A group of 11 European stake holders is launching a project to demonstrate a process for capturing COfrom industrial activities – the DMX™ project.

The project is part of a wider study dedicated to the development of the future European Dunkirk North Sea capture and storage cluster.

The “3D” project is part of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation programme. The project has a €19.3m budget over four years, including €14.8m in European Union subsidies.

Coordinated by IFPEN, the “3D” project brings together ten other partners from research and industry from six European countries: ArcelorMittal, Axens, Total, ACP, Brevik Engineering, CMI, DTU, Gassco, RWTH and Uetikon.

The project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the DMX™ process on a pilot industrial scale, prepare the implementation of a first industrial unit, and design the future European Dunkirk North Sea cluster, which should be able to capture, pack, transport and store 10 million metric tonnes of COa year and should be operational by the year 2035.

“Commercial-scale pilot, such as Dunkirk’s, are vital to make carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies more competitive, supporting the growth of low-carbon industry,” said Marie-Noelle Semeria, Senior Vice-President and Group Chief Technology Officer at Total.

“Total aspires to become a major player in CCUS technologies, which are vital to achieving carbon neutrality in the second half of the century, and we are happy to be involved alongside our European partners.”

The “3D” project’s ambition is to validate replicable technical solutions to achieve industrial deployment of Capture & Storage technology around the world.

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Source: Total