Air Liquide, BASF joint CCS project gains funding from European Commission


A joint carbon capture and storage (CCS) project between Industrial gas giant Air Liquide and chemical solutions company BASF that will see development of the ‘world’s largest’ cross-border carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain has been selected for funding by the European Commission through its Innovation fund.

The project, known as [email protected], is one of seven large-scale projects chosen out of 300 applicants and is intended to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at the company’s Antwerp chemical site.

[email protected] aims to use CO2 capture, liquefaction, transportation, and storage on a large scale in the North Sea to help mitigate 14.2m tonnes of CO2 over the first ten years of operation.

This is deemed achievable by the two companies through the use of Air Liquide’s patented Cryocap technology and BASF’s Sorbead solution, which will ‘dry’ the CO2.

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