How does Porthos differ from previous CO​2 transport and storage initiatives?

Elsewhere in the world, experience with CCS has been around for more than 30 years. What makes Porthos particularly special is that it is one of the first CCS projects to focus on the permanent storage of CO2 from multiple companies, using an open access approach. The system is set up as a kind of utility infrastructure that can also be used by different companies.

Unlike the ROAD project (Rotterdam Storage and Capture Demonstration Project), Porthos focuses on industry for which there are no sustainable alternatives for the time being. Another important difference is that in the Porthos project, storage is not on land under existing construction, but under the North Sea.