Status to date

The partners in CO2next are currently exploring the feasibility of building an independent hub terminal for reception and delivery of liquid CO2 on the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam. The planning includes a project and permitting timeline.

Aligned approach with the Aramis CCS initiative

It is envisaged that the CCS Aramis initiative will become a launching customer of the CO2next terminal. CO2next and the CCS Aramis initiative are jointly exploring the feasibility of the development of a CO2 value chain.

CO2next and the CCS Aramis initiative have a joint participation and permitting approach using the Rijks Coördinatie Regeling (RCR).

Call for expressions of interest

As part of the feasibility study CO2next has been exploring market demand through an open season approach targeting interest in CO2 services, and focussed beyond the capacity needs of Aramis.

The non-binding expressions of interest covered:

  • Unloading of COvessels
  • Temporary storage of CO2
  • Pressurization of CO2 & send out
  • Re-loading of CO2 vessels
  • Unloading & loading of CO2 via railcar (optional)

The open season approach took place from December 2021 until end of January 2022.

Terminal

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.