What is Porthos?

The Netherlands has clear climate objectives: the emission of greenhouse gases must be reduced by 49% in 2030 and by 95% in 2050 compared with 1990.

One way to achieve the climate objectives is to capture CO₂ for use or for storage underground (Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage, CCUS in short). The national coalition agreement and the national Climate Agreement underline the importance of CCUS for the energy transition.

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

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