CO2 storage: CCS technology before the breakthrough

Carbon dioxide storage

Many hopes rest on the technology, but it is met with skepticism among climate protectors.

(Foto: Julius Brauckmann, Getty Images, Reuters, Climeworks PR)

Düsseldorf The total CO2 emissions in Europe for the next 300 to 400 years: this is how much fits into the carbon dioxide storage off the west coast of Norway. Here the harmful greenhouse gas could be pressed into the sandstone at a depth of 2,600 meters.

The first beginnings have been made. In just under three years, 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide are to be stored there. The energy companies are behind the Norwegian Northern Lights project Equinor, Shell and total.

The technology is called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – i.e. the separation and storage of CO2 emissions. This is met with skepticism from many climate protection activists, especially in Germany. Robert Habeck, party leader of the Greens, considers it “the wrong strategy”.

His argument: The discussion about CCS would be led above all by those “who are not serious about a quick exit from fossils”. Rather, it is necessary to produce “radically less” CO2.

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