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Wintershall Dea making significant progress in its innovative hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects

Wintershall Dea
Posted: October 31, 2021 at 12:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Wintershall Dea, Europe’s leading independent oil and gas company, is making significant progress in its innovative hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in North-Western Europe.

Wintershall Dea’s portfolio of CCS and hydrogen projects is a crucial part of implementing the company’s Energy Transition Pathway (ETP). With the Energy Transition Pathway, Wintershall Dea set itself ambitious climate targets to drive forward the energy transition. Beyond 2030, the company intends to meaningfully reduce their net carbon intensity, including Scope 3 emissions. Here, hydrogen and CCS will be key technologies.

In August, Wintershall Dea announced that offshore CCS is planned by 2025 at project Greensand in Denmark. In the upcoming pilot phase, the consortium involving Wintershall Dea will demonstrate that CO2 can be injected into the offshore Nini West reservoir in a cost-effective and environmentally safe manner. The full press information can be found here. Wintershall Dea also announced a joint investment with VNG in a ‘turquoise’ hydrogen pilot project. Wintershall Dea and VNG AG agreed to cooperate more closely, planning to build a facility to produce climate-friendly turquoise hydrogen, produced via a methane pyrolysis method, as a first step. For further information, see here. In September, Wintershall Dea released a press information on the cooperation with the German OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences to explore how existing natural gas pipelines in the southern North Sea can be used for future CO2 transport. Results obtained so far suggest that the offshore pipelines could be safely and efficiently repurposed for transport of liquid CO2. Reusing existing infrastructure could offer significant cost-savings for future CCS projects. More information is available here.

(Source: Wintershall Dea)