Due to the high demand for CO2 for industrial applications, but also for instance in horticulture (greenhouses), we have started researching the possibility of capturing substantially more CO2 from the flue gases of our Energy from Waste plants. This would be around 150,000 tonnes CO2 per year.
Public market consultation, performed in the context of this research, resulted in publicity in local news source Twentse Courant Tubantia. The research is still at an early stage. When the results of the feasibility study are known, we will be able to evaluate whether this idea will be followed up.
We started capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the third line of our Energy from Waste plant in 2014. We use this CO2 for the production of sodium bicarbonate, a substance we use to scrub the flue gases in the same power plant. This amounts to a reduction of CO2 emissions of 2,000 to 3,000 tonnes per year.
You can find more information about CO2 capture and the production of sodium bicarbonate here.