Ørsted has won a 20-year contract from the Danish Energy Agency for its carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiative, the Ørsted Kalundborg Hub. The project will establish carbon capture systems at Ørsted Asnæs power station in Kalundborg and in the straw-fired boiler at Avedøre power station in Greater Copenhagen. The initiative will allow the plants to capture and store around 430,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 annually from 2025.
Norwegian carbon capture technology leader, Aker Carbon Capture, will provide five Just Catch™ units as part of the CCS project. The captured CO2 will be transported to the Northern Lights reservoir in the Norwegian North Sea as part of Denmark’s carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) ambition and Ørsted’s decarbonization efforts. The cooperation between the company and Microsoft is also a crucial development for the project. The agreement between Ørsted, Aker Carbon Capture, and Microsoft will develop a commercial and technical build that combines carbon capture with clean energy generation from biomass cogeneration plants.
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