Linde And Yara Partner On CO2 Liquefaction Plant

Linde And Yara Partner On CO2 Liquefaction Plant - Carbon Herald

Global industrial gasses and engineering company Linde Engineering and fertilizer manufacturing leader Yara have joined forces to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) liquefaction plant in the Netherlands. 

The project Sluiskil, named after the town it is to be built in, is part of Yara’s ambition to capture, liquefy, and permanently store away 800,000 metric tons of CO2 annually.

The liquefied CO2 (LCO2) emissions are to be transported to their end destination off the coast of Norway with the help of specialized LCO2 carrier ships. 

Expected to become operational in 2026, the joint venture between Linde and Yara will see the construction of a carbon liquefaction facility directly beside Yara’s existing ammonia plant, which has been in operation since 1929 and is the largest of its kind in all of Europe. 

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Right now, the facility emits some 3.2 million tons of CO2 per year, of which 1.4 million tons are captured and utilized in some shape or form, and the rest will be liquefied at Linde’s plant.

This does, however, still leave a remaining 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide that are released into the atmosphere.

In a comment on the recent partnership, Juergen Nowicki, Executive Vice President Linde and CEO of Linde Engineering, said: “It is also an important step on the path to Net Zero for the fertiliser industry. Coastal CO2 hubs, which load liquid CO2 into ships for sequestration, are an asset in Europe’s decarbonisation strategy with many more facilities in the planning stage.”

Fertilizer manufacturing is a notoriously hard-to-abate industry, which this new project will help decarbonize, in line with the EU’s recently updated climate targets. 

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