Why is this CO2 project being developed?
Porthos offers companies the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions during the period in which they have not yet made the transition to biobased, renewable or circular. This enables companies to contribute to the Netherlands’ climate objectives and to the energy transition, even if the alternatives are still not sufficiently available or developed.
CCUS can be introduced more quickly than, for instance, the electrification of industrial processes or the use of ‘green’ hydrogen as energy source. CCUS is also a more inexpensive measure than for example switching homes from natural gas or driving electric. The long-term objective continues to be the sustainability of production processes.