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COPENHAGEN: Ørsted has begun construction of two carbon capture (CCS) facilities designed to remove and store 430,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually from two biomass-sourced power stations.

The woodchip-fired Asnæs power station in Kalundborg and a straw-fired unit at Avedøre in Greater Copenhagen represent Denmark's first full-scale carbon capture project under a 20-year contract from the Danish Energy Agency.

Ørsted will capture 150,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 per year from the straw-fired unit at Avedøre and initially transported by truck to Asnæs until a shared pipeline is built across across Zealand.

The straw-fired unit at Avedøre converts locally sourced straw into electricity and district heating. The straw is a by-product of agriculture.

In addition, the company will capture 280,000 tonnes from the wood chip-fired unit at Asnæs that will also function as a CO2 hub, handling and shipping biogenic carbon from both the Avedøre and Asnæs power plants to the Northern Lights storage reservoir in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

The wood chip-fired unit at Asnæs converts wood chips, primarily sourced from the Baltics, into electricity, district heating, and process steam for the local industry. The wood chips come from sustainably managed production forests and consist of surplus wood from sawmills or residues from trimming or crooked trees.

"To combat climate change, we must implement various types of green solutions, and this project is one of the initiatives that will play a pivotal role in our efforts,” commented Ole Thomsen, SVP and head of Ørsted's Bioenergy business. “We look forward to collaborating with our partners, the municipalities, and our stakeholders to ensure the success of this project and achieve our shared climate goals."

Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants.
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