The “Swedish Energy Agency” has agreed to provide funding for a feasibility study to examine establishing a logistics node for captured carbon dioxide at STOCKHOLM NORVIK PORT.
Known as the “Norvik Infrastructure CCS East Sweden” (NICE) initiative, its objective is to develop a cost-efficient and sustainable infrastructure for capturing, temporarily storing, and transporting carbon dioxide in eastern Sweden.
The study will be conducted in collaboration with Stockholm Exergi, Mälarenergi, Söderenergi, Vattenfall, Heidelberg Materials, Nordkalk, and Plagazi and is expected to be completed this year. It will involve multiple stakeholders and follow a proof-of-concept approach to determine the prerequisites and requirements for establishing an interim CO2 storage facility at Stockholm Norvik Port. The study will include risk analyses, permit considerations, and business models.
PORT OF STOCKHOLM, along with other players in the carbon capture sector, will participate in the study and aim to develop a comprehensive system solution proposal. The developed system will also be open to third-party access, enabling greater cost efficiency and the potential for reduced emissions. This work is intended to inspire the development of other regional carbon dioxide handling infrastructures.
Clara Lindblom, Chairperson of the Board at Ports of Stockholm, emphasized the significant potential of Stockholm Norvik Port to become a carbon dioxide hub. The proposed transport solution could handle a substantial portion of Sweden’s carbon dioxide transportation, potentially around nine million tonnes per year, making it one of the largest projects of its kind in the country.