Air Liquide to build world-scale CO2 capture unit & help decarb. Dutch industrial basin

Air Liquide is to build, own and operate a world-scale carbon capture unit at Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The new unit will be connected to Porthos, one of Europe’s largest CCS infrastructures aiming at significantly reducing CO2 emissions in this large industrial basin.

Project scope

Air Liquide will capture the CO2 from its existing world-scale hydrogen plant in the port of Rotterdam, leveraging CryocapTM, a technological solution for CO2 capture using a cryogenic process. Captured CO2 will then be transported through the Porthos infrastructure, which is currently being developed, and permanently stored in depleted gas fields in the North Sea, approximately 20 kilometers off the coast. The carbon capture unit will be operational in 2026. Through this project, Air Liquide will be able to supply hydrogen that will be significantly decarbonized, to its long-term customers, as contracted.


About Porthos

The Porthos infrastructure overall will enable to reduce emissions by 2.5 million tons of CO2 per year – equivalent to around 10% of the current Rotterdam industry CO2 emissions. The European Union has recognised Porthos as a major cross-border infrastructure project, contributing to the achievement of energy and climate policy objectives, and has included Porthos to the list of Project of Common Interest.


Statement: Emilie Mouren-Renouard

“We are pleased to take another concrete step to contribute to the decarbonization of one of Europe’s largest industrial basins while participating to 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,” says Emilie Mouren-Renouard, member of Air Liquide’s Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of the Europe Industries Hub.

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