The Carbon Connect Delta Program aims to capture 1 Mtonne of CO2 in the region from 2023, with a growth potential of up to 6.5 Mtonnes of CO2 in 2030. The project, therefore, has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the industrial task of reducing greenhouse gases by 19.4 Mtonnes per year by 2030. In addition to the capture of CO2 from the industrial activities of the SDR companies, the application of CC(U)S is also of crucial importance within the hydrogen transition path. It would be impossible to completely switch to sustainable technology over the next ten years. To meet the 2030 climate targets, CC(U)S is the most obvious bridging option. Currently, this technology is not yet used in the Schelde-Deltaregion. Carbon Connect Delta is a joint program between the SDR partners Arcelor Mittal, Dow, Fluxys, Gasunie, Province of East Flander, Province of Zeeland, PZEM, North Sea Port, SDR, Yara and Zeeland Refinery.
The program has the potential to make a substantial contribution to the industrial task of reducing greenhouse gases by 19.4 Mtonnes per year by 2030.
The parties involved have jointly started a feasibility evaluation of a regional infrastructure in the North Sea Port area for large-scale capture, reuse, transport and permanent storage of CO2 (CCS). The evaluation will be carried out in collaboration with various partners from the CCS chain. The purpose of the feasibility evaluation involves examining the technical, economic and legal feasibility of CCS within the SDR region, including gaining insight into the timeline and the possible opportunities and risks. The results of the feasibility evaluation will provide the framework for decision-making on whether or not to proceed to the FEED phase, based on the technical, commercial, financial, social and legal aspects of CCS in the Schelde-Deltaregion. The feasibility phase also includes an analysis of existing storage initiatives (Porthos, Athos, Aramis, Northern Lights, etc.) and possible connections to these.