Danish renewables powerhouse Orsted has won a 20-year contract from the Danish Energy Agency for its ‘Ørsted Kalundborg Hub’ carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The project involves installing carbon capture technology at the company’s wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station in the Danish city of Kalundborg in western Zealand and at the Avedøre Power Station’s straw-fired boiler in the Greater Copenhagen area.
The Asnæs and Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plants will start to capture and store biogenic carbon in 2025, and will capture and store around 430,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 every year from the start of 2026. The Asnæs Power Station will not only serve as a hub for the capture and shipping of Ørsted’s own biogenic CO2, but also for shipping CO2 produced by other emitters.
Microsoft has agreed to purchase 2.76 million tonnes of carbon removal over 11 years from the Asnæs Power Station, representing one of the world’s largest carbon removal offtake agreements to date.