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Denmark’s Project Greensand Begins Groundbreaking Cross-border CO2 Injection

8th March 2023

In what is being marked as the world’s first cross-border offshore injection of CO2, Project Greensand has officially began its pilot operations today in Denmark’s North Sea. The CO2 injected was transported by ship from a chemical facility located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Twenty-three industry, government and research organisations are involved in Project Greensand, with efforts led by INEOS and Wintershall Dea. Funding for the project was supported through the Danish Government’s Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program.

In a pre-recorded address during the projects’ launch, European Commissioner President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the importance of innovative CCS projects in supporting climate plans, further confirming the Commission's intention to publish a comprehensive CCS strategy later this year.

Project Greensand will be able to store 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2025, and up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030.

Read here for more details on Project Greensand.

Read here for President von der Leyen’s remarks.


The Global CCS Institute was invited to witness the historic event in Esbjerg, Denmark. Alongside pre-recorded remarks from European Commission President von der Leven, the Project Greensand team, alongside HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, were in attendance to speak to attendees, as illustrated in the photos above..





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