NO: DELENG / 2017 / 70663
official media partner of national maritime foundation
Gothenburg Port sets eyes on transport of liquefied CO2
Team Sea and Coast | 29/06/2020

Gothenburg Port Authority has teamed up with compatriot GöteborgEnergi, NordionEnergi, Preem, St1, Renovato develop a joint infrastructure for the transport of liquefied carbon dioxide extracted using carbon capture and storage technology.

Under the project named CinfraCap, the parties will look into the most effective way of approaching the industry-scale logistics system.The idea is to present concrete proposals for an optimised infrastructure, and link it into other CCS projects such as Preem CCS, ZEROC, and Northern Lights, the port authority said. Once the infrastructure is in place, the aim is for it to be an open-access system.

The parties have signed a collaboration agreement, and the Swedish Energy Agency climate initiative Industrial Evolution (Industriklivet) has agreed to cover half the cost of funding a pre-study, which is being conducted by the consulting company COWI.

The pre-study, which commenced this month with completion due in Q1 2021, will focus on the means of collecting captured carbon optimally from each company, transporting it down to the port, intermediate storage prior to loading, securing of permits, risk identification, and presentation of a business model.

“We expect to be able to transport two million tonnes of captured carbon dioxide per year from our quayside facility and to do so we must have an efficient infrastructure,” stated ElvirDzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive.