The CinfraCap project is focused on the transport of captured carbon and how this can be done in a climate-smart and cost-effective way. The aim behind CinfraCap is to produce a more comprehensive picture of the logistics chain required to transport captured carbon dioxide from different industrial facilities in western Sweden, from liquefication and intermediate storage, through to distribution to ships and onward transport to the repository site.
We expect to be able to transport two million tonnes of captured carbon dioxide per year from our quayside facility and to do so we must have an efficient infrastructure. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is widely regarded as a key component in the transition of the global energy system, and several research and development projects are already under way. Within the CinfraCap project the various parties are looking to join forces to identify the most effective way of approaching the industry-scale logistics system required to support CCS. The idea is to present concrete proposals for an optimized infrastructure, and link into other CCS projects. Once the infrastructure is in place, the aim is for it to be an open access system, expanding its potential user base.
CinfraCap starts up western Sweden although the ultimate aim is to share experience and the business model behind the carbon capture infrastructure with the rest of Sweden and the world. Joining forces with other partners are to ensure that the requisite resources are in place to rapidly reduce the climate impact of companies and contribute to a sustainable future. The project is a unique collaborative venture between Göteborg Energi, Nordion Energi, Preem, St1, Renova, and Gothenburg Port Authority.