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The Carbon Corner - Issue #64

Published 6 months ago • 3 min read

We hope you are enjoying the holiday season! We're thrilled to share some groundbreaking sustainability and innovation news.

Enfinium, a leader in energy-from-waste, is investing a monumental £800 million in CCS technology at its Ferrybridge facility, poised to capture 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 annually, propelling Ferrybridge into Europe's premier carbon removal project. Japanese shipowner Mitsui OSK Lines has partnered with Bahrain's Bapco Energies for a cross-border CCS initiative, underlining the significance of international collaboration in the fight against climate change. As we explore these stories and more, we extend warm wishes for a Merry Christmas filled with hope and the promise of a brighter, greener future.

Ennfinium's £800 Million Investment Aims to Lead Europe in Carbon Capture and Storage

Enfinium has revealed ambitious plans to invest up to £800 million in carbon capture and storage at its Ferrybridge facility, aiming for full operational status by 2030. The project is expected to capture 1.2 million tonnes of carbon annually, including 600,000 tonnes of high-quality carbon removals, equivalent to removing the carbon emissions of every household in Manchester from the atmosphere. This captured carbon will be transported via a dedicated pipeline to the east coast of the UK and injected into a salt cavern or depleted oil and gas field.

Enfinium has proposed multiple pipeline routes to transport the captured carbon to the East Coast Cluster through Humber or Teeside, potentially making the facility one of Europe's largest carbon removal projects and creating over 200 jobs in West Yorkshire. The investment will cover capital costs for purchasing and developing CCS equipment at the Ferrybridge site, with planning and consent expected in 2024.

Neptune Energy Advances Large-Scale CO2 Storage Project in Dutch North Sea

Neptune Energy and its partners, including EBN, Tenaz Energy, and ExxonMobil Netherlands CCS, have advanced their offshore CO2 storage project, known as L10CCS, in the Dutch North Sea. The project has entered the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase after progressing from the concept select phase. L10CCS aims to store 5 million tonnes of CO2 annually, equivalent to a third of Dutch domestic vehicle emissions. Neptune Energy has awarded the Facilities FEED contract to Petrofac, marking a significant step in the project's development.

The project is crucial for achieving climate goals and supporting emitters in need of safe and cost-effective CO2 storage in the North Sea. The storage license application for L10CCS was submitted in 2023, awaiting approval from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy. Talks with emitters for carbon storage in depleted gas fields under the North Sea are ongoing, with technical FEED scopes expected to be completed in the second half of 2024, leading to a project final investment decision in 2025. The project is aligned with the Aramis CO2 transport and storage initiative, set to be operational by 2028.

Cory Group Collaborates with Viking CCS Project to Capture and Store CO2 Emissions

Cory Group, a prominent UK recycling and waste management company, has signed an agreement to store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its energy-from-waste facilities (EfW) through the Viking Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project led by Harbour Energy in partnership with BP PLC. This collaboration focuses on exploring the transportation and storage of captured CO2 into the Viking CCS project via the Port of Immingham, operated by ABP. Cory currently operates an EfW facility in South London, diverting approximately 790,000 tons of residual waste from landfills annually, with plans to expand with Riverside 2, equipped with carbon capture technology capable of capturing 1.3 million tons of CO2 annually by 2030.

Mitsui OSK Lines and Bapco Energies Partner for Cross-Border Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Japanese shipowner Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has partnered with Bahrain's Bapco Energies to develop a cross-border carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. Under a memorandum of understanding, MOL will handle the shipping of liquefied CO2, while Bapco will provide the sequestration sites. The collaboration encompasses separation, capture, transport, injection, and storage of CO2, with a focus on potential markets in the Asia-Pacific region and cost estimates for permanent CO2 storage operated by Bapco Energies in Bahrain.

Bapco Energies recently confirmed that Bahrain's CO2 storage capacity exceeds its requirements to achieve its net-zero target by 2060. This collaboration reflects both companies' commitment to a low-carbon future and serving as a bridge between Bahrain and the Asia-Pacific region. MOL entered the liquefied CO2 transport business in 2021 and has been exploring partnerships and opportunities in this growing sector, including a study with Chevron and Petronas for transporting and storing liquefied CO2, showcasing their efforts in developing carriers and storage solutions.

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