The Amager Resource Center (ARC) – a Danish public utility company – has unveiled a demonstration facility in Copenhagen, Denmark. This facility has been designed to capture CO2, before cooling and liquefying it. This is then delivered to local vegetable growers. The new facility is based at the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant, and is capable of capturing up to 4 tons of CO2 each day.
The gathered CO2 will be transported to Ostervang Sjaelland – a farm in the southern part of Denmark – where it will be used to cultivate vegetables.
Jannick Hauschildt Buhl, the sector manager for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) at Dansk Fjernvarme – the Danish District Heating Association of which ARC is member – called the inauguration a “big day for green Denmark.”
“Carbon capture is an effective measure to reduce carbon emissions. But in addition to being a climate tool, capturing CO2 can also provide a resource that other sectors demand,” said Buhl.
Dansk Fjernvarme’s projections indicate that its member companies could collectively capture up to 7 million tons of CO2 each year. However, the realization of this potential relies on a fresh proposal for the CCUS sector from the Danish government.
Buhl emphasized the need for an improved framework, especially concerning transport and storage expenses for captured carbon, as numerous companies in Denmark’s district heating sector are gearing up for carbon capture projects.