Antwerp@C is a project dedicated to innovative CO2 reduction. Together with seven leading chemical and energy companies, we are working on the transition to a circular and climate neutral port.

Working together towards innovative CO2 reduction

The capture and storage of CO2 (Carbon Capture & Storage, CCS) and, over time, the reuse of CO2 as a raw material for various applications (Carbon Capture & Utilisation, CCU) are seen as important steps in the transition to a carbon-neutral port.

 

As such, we are joining forces with seven leading players from the energy and chemical sectors. Together with Air Liquide, BASF, Borealis, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Fluxys and Total Energies, we are working on innovative CO2 reduction. The project Antwerp@C has the potential to reduce the CO2 emissions in Antwerp by half between now and 2030.

With Antwerp@C, we have the key to an innovative cross-border CCUS project, a first in terms of its concept and scale. 

Jacques Vandermeiren CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges
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How will Antwerp@C reduce CO2 emissions?

Antwerp is home to the largest integrated energy and chemical cluster in Europe. This makes it the perfect location for creating new inter-company collaborations and reducing CO2. How will Antwerp@C do this?

 

It all starts with the capture and local transport of CO2. This requires pipelines, a joint CO2 liquefaction plant, intermediate storage units, etc. Because Belgium does not have the suitable subsoil to store CO2 underground, international cooperation will be necessary. Firstly, to transport CO2 across borders, and secondly, to store it permanently, for example in empty gas fields under the sea.

 

Antwerp@C envisages two possibilities for cross-border CO2 transport infrastructure. In the first phase, the CO2 is shipped in liquid form to empty gas fields in the North Sea area. In a second phase, Antwerp@C will also explore the possibility of transporting CO2 by pipeline to the Netherlands.

 

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