About CO2next

CO2next is a project from Gasunie and Vopak to explore the development of an open access terminal to receive and deliver liquid CO2. The project team is formed by employees of the partners.

  • Independent leading European energy infrastructure company
  • A safe, reliable and affordable cross-border network operator in the Netherlands and Germany
  • Transport and storage of (green-)gas, LNG and a service provider for energy infrastructures of hydrogen, CO2 and heat.
  • Leading in industrial terminals with highest reliability
  • Leading in jetties globally – ownership and operations
  • Leading in independent terminals for LNG, LPG, chemicals and oil


Features of the terminal

Open access system

Necessary infrastructures available to all market parties, including parties that do not have a direct connection to a CO2 pipeline.

Independent liquid CO2 terminal

Independent hub terminal for the reception and delivery of liquid CO2 via vessels (or trucks and railcars), on the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam.

Part of the CO2 value chain

Part of develping a CO2 value chain which can connect liquid CO2 from emitters with offshore storage facilities.

Re-loading and transshipment of CO2

Functionality for additional services envisaged such as re-loading and transshipment of CO2.

Catalyst for the reuse of CO2

Important catalyst in the creation of a market for the reuse of CO2 as a raw material.

Dutch and European subsidy applicable

Dutch and European subsidy schemes accessible to support CCS projects to achieve the climate goals.

Infrastructure operator

Will focus solely on the development and operation of a reliable, safe and environmentally friendly infrastructure and will not be a market player itself.

Connects emitters and storagers

Will connect multiple emitters and storage operators into an open access system, enabling emitters to contribute to CO2 reduction targets.