Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will today inaugurate the ConsenCUS CO2 capture pilot unit at Aalborg Portland Cement’s Rørdal plant. Kadri Simson, the European Union (EU) Energy Commissioner, and Lars Aagaard, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Supply Minister, will also attend the event. A European Commission-run carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) forum will take place in Aalborg at the same time.
Aalborg Portland Cement first established a CCUS pilot project called CORT at its cement plant in 2022 in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with support from the EU Innovation Fund. This is now being replaced by the ConsenCUS pilot. The new project will test a more energy-efficient CCS technology that can potentially halve the energy consumption compared to traditional CO2 capture methods by driving the process exclusively via electricity. The project partners will also investigate converting the captured CO2 into potassium formate, a valuable resource for the chemical industry. The ConsenCUS project is supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.