Aker Carbon Capture has announced that it has been awarded a feasibility study by TES, a green energy producer, to explore the implementation of a carbon capture plant at a waste-to-energy facility in Germany.
Advancing Germany’s Carbon Reduction Goals
In line with Germany’s ambitious climate goals, the planned carbon capture plant will have a capacity to capture 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The captured CO2 will then be transported by railcar to TES facilities at Wilhelmshaven in northern Germany. There, it will be utilized to produce e-NG, an electric natural gas derived from green hydrogen and CO2.
Germany’s Carbon Management Strategy
Germany has set a target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 65% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045. The German government is anticipated to unveil its carbon management strategy later this year, highlighting further efforts to combat climate change.
The Promise of E-NG: A Simple and Cost-Effective Solution
Aker Carbon Capture emphasizes that e-NG is chemically identical to natural gas and can easily blend into the existing fuel mix. This characteristic makes it a seamless and cost-effective solution for scaling up the green transition. It not only facilitates the reduction of CO2 emissions but also contributes towards achieving sustainability targets.
TES’s Ambitious Plans
TES has ambitious plans for the future. By 2030, the company aims to produce approximately 15 terrawatt hours of e-NG annually. This impressive target is equivalent to 0.4 megatons of green hydrogen, further driving the advancement of renewable energy solutions.