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Air Liquide partners with Porthos for innovative CO₂ capture and storage initiative

Air Liquide has revealed plans to construct a carbon dioxide (CO₂) capture facility, utilizing its existing hydrogen plant in the port of Rotterdam.

The company will employ CryocapTM, an advanced technological solution for CO₂ capture that relies on a cryogenic process.

The captured CO₂ will be transported via the Porthos infrastructure and securely stored in depleted gas fields beneath the seabed of the North Sea. The operational commencement of the CO₂ capture facility is scheduled for 2026.

"We are pleased to take another concrete step to contribute to the decarbonization of one of Europe’s largest industrial basins while participating in the development of Porthos. This new world-scale CO₂ capture unit illustrates our expertise and commitment to implementing decarbonization solutions, both for our customers and our own assets, in line with the Group’s ADVANCE strategic plan to reduce its CO₂ emissions by 33% by 2035," said Emilie Mouren-Renouard, member of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee and CEO of the Europe Industries Hub.

This initiative allows Air Liquide to deliver substantially decarbonised hydrogen to its longstanding customers as per contractual agreements.

The broader Porthos infrastructure is poised to achieve a significant reduction of 2.5 million tons of CO₂ emissions annually, roughly equivalent to 10% of the existing CO₂ emissions from industries in Rotterdam. Acknowledging its significance, the European Union has designated Porthos as a pivotal cross-border infrastructure project, aligning with energy and climate policy objectives and listing it as a Project of Common Interest.

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