Development of the CO2 value chain

The CO2next terminal is envisaged to be part of the CO2 value chain. The technical feasability and development of a CO2 value chain is jointly explored with the CCS Aramis initiative.

The CO2next scope entails the technical and commercial development of the terminal for the unloading of vessels, temporary storage and send out of liquid CO2. The scope of Aramis entails the technical and commercial development of onshore and offshore infrastructure such as the trunk line from the terminal to the offshore CO2 storages and the offshore CO2 storages.

Envisaged and optional services

The CO2next terminal is envisaged to be developed with additional (stand-alone) functionalities, such as re-loading of vessels and railcars for CCU.

Modular structure of services

  • Unloading of liquid CO2
  • Temporary storage of liquid CO2
  • Pressurization of CO2 & send out
  • Vessel loading of liquid CO2
  • Railcar (un)loading (optional)
  • Transshipment (optional)

Operating principles

  • Multiple user CO2 terminal
  • Open Access
  • Independent terminal operator

Preferred option at the Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam:

Initial phase

  • Jetties to receive sea-going vessels, coasters & river barges
  • Approx. annual throughput capacity expandable up to 7 million tons*
  • Storage capacity expandable up to 88,000 m3*
  • Operational terminal synergies with adjacent industry (e.g. heat exchange)

Further development

  • CO2next open to discuss and explore opportunities.
  • Future throughput capacity and terminal configuration depending on market demand & development.

* Including capacity intended to provide services to Aramis.


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.