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Denmark's first major CCS project gets crucial approval

According to DNV GL, CCS project Greensand has proven its concept, thereby enabling Ineos, Maersk Drilling, Wintershall Dea and GEUS to keep working on their plans to store CO2 beneath Danish oil field Nini.

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It's a feasible task to pump carbon into the depths below Ineos' oil field Nini, according to a preliminary assessment by certification firm DNV GL, which thereby provides a crucial nod to project Greensand.

Behind this project stand Ineos, Maersk Drilling, Wintershall Dea and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), which through a consortium aim to store carbon dioxide, initially under the Nini field and then potentially beneath three other fields, using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology.

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