Climate Change

03 Jul 2024

European Commission Approves Swedish Carbon Capture Aid Plan

03 Jul 2024  by reuters   

A flexible tube for CO2 is connected to a truck before the first official run of the mini plant "Schwarze Pumpe" in Spremberg, September 9, 2008. Vattenfall's CO2-free power plant is a pilot project for carbon capture and storage (CCS) - the first power plant in the world that will take the toxic emissions from coal and bury them... Purchase Licensing Rights
The European Commission on Tuesday approved a 3 billion euro ($3.21 billion) Swedish scheme to support carbon capture and storage aimed at helping the country meet its goal of zero net emissions by 2045.

The scheme will support projects that permanently capture and store CO2 emissions from biomass plants that use recycled wood, and other waste to produce fuel, electricity and heat.

The aid will be awarded through a competitive bidding process, with the first auction expected this year, the Commission said in a statement.

Under 15-year long contracts, companies will receive grants for projects with the capacity to capture and store at least 50,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 per year.


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