The Netherlands has clear climate targets: by 2030, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by at least 55% compared to 1990. By 2050, the Netherlands must be climate neutral. One of the ways to achieve the climate objectives is to capture and store CO2 (Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS for short). The Climate Agreement explicitly chose CCS as one of the measures for CO2 reduction.

In the Porthos project, CO2 from industry in the port of Rotterdam is captured, transported and stored in empty gas fields under the North Sea. Construction of Porthos has visibly started near Rozenburg. On land, some 30 kilometres of pipeline will go into the ground. And in the North Sea another pipeline up to 20 kilometres off the coast.

The Porthos system is expected to be operational in 2026. A clear step towards a climate-neutral Netherlands!

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