What is Porthos?

Porthos is developing a project to transport CO₂ from industry in the Port of Rotterdam and store this in empty gas fields under the North Sea. Porthos stands for Port oRotterdam CO₂ Transport Hub and Offshore Storage.

The Netherlands has clear climate objectives: the emission of greenhouse gases must be reduced by at least 55% in 2030 compared with 1990. In 2050, the Netherlands must be climate neutral.

One way to achieve the climate objectives is to capture and store CO₂ (Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS in short). The Dutch Climate Agreement underlines the importance of CCS for the energy transition.

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