Future Biogas chooses Saltend Chemicals Park for green CO2 storage

Future Biogas will construct up to 32 new CO2 storage tanks in Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull, UK.

The park is owned and operated by px Group, an asset management company for the energy and high hazard industrial sectors.

Future Biogas will transport liquefied CO2 that it captures from its anaerobic digestion and bioenergy sites across the UK via trucks to Saltend. The facilities will temporarily store the liquid CO2 in the built-to-specification tanks. From the tanks, the CO2 will be transported via Saltend’s jetty onto specially designed vessels for transportation to the Northern Lights Carbon Capture and Underground Storage Project, which is supported by the Norwegian Government and currently under construction.

The facility will store 200,000 tonnes of liquefied CO2 annually by mid-2025, and up to 400,000 tonnes of CO2 by the end of 2028.

Future Biogas said Saltend’s leading role in UK decarbonisation and its strategic goal of attracting key players in sustainable energy supply chains, was critical to its selection of the park. Saltend was recently chosen as the site for a major hydrogen plant – the flagship project of the Zero Carbon Humber decarbonisation initiative that recently secured significant funding from the UK Government.

“We’re delighted to be working with the team at Saltend, which will become an integral part of the carbon capture and storage supply chain,” said Philipp Lukas, CEO of Future Biogas.

“The environment at Saltend is ideal – the park has fantastic facilities, experienced people, and infrastructure which will support early exports to ‘Northern Lights’ while being complementary to Zero Carbon Humber in the future.

“We are looking forward to 2025 when the first deliveries of green CO2 removed from the atmosphere roll into Saltend for onward transportation to permanent sequestration.”

As part of the development, px Group will be involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure at the park, and potentially the CO2 storage facility itself. The development now goes into the front-end engineering design stage.

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