Rambøll says CCS could halve costs

Danish utility and energy groups' plans to collaborate on transport and storage of CO2 will make the total expenses tied to carbon capture far lower, according to Rambøll's head of waste-to-energy, the idea-maker behind the new C4 cluster.

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With an ambition to capture 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year as of the end of the decade, it drew quite a bit of attention when utility and energy firms in the Greater Copenhagen area of Denmark last week sketched their plan for a broad collaboration on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the so-called C4 consortium (Carbon Capture Cluster Copenhagen).

Whereas the news, like a well-timed plastic explosive, fell straight into the midst of a domestic debate on the imminent deregulation of municipal waste incineration and a few days before the nation's independent Council on Climate Change flunked the government's current climate efforts, Rambøll says that a CCUS collaboration is difficult to avoid.

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