Partners strengthen Belgium’s ‘CO2 backbone’ with new carbon hub project


An open-access carbon dioxide (CO2) storage and liquefaction hub could be realised in the Ghent part of North Sea Port, Belgium after three industrial partners began a study to explore feasibility of the project.

As carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies begin to gain traction, scaling up of associated infrastructure has taken a step forward in Belgium as Fluxys, ArcelorMittal Belgium and North Sea Port begin a collaboration to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors of industry. 

Set for commissioning in 2027, the Ghent Carbon Hub will enable the transport and liquefaction of CO2 from emitters, provide buffer storage and loading of liquefied CO2 onto ships for onward permanent storage. 

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