Our contribution to the circular carbon economy
The path to climate neutrality requires solutions for unavoidable CO2 emissions. Our “co2peline” project connects locations of unavoidable CO2 generation with sites needing CO2 as a material resource and with geological storage facilities for interim storage. In this way, we make a significant contribution to the establishment of a sustainable circular carbon economy.
co2peline is an additional solution for the industry
to meet the climate policy requirements.
Overcoming the CO2 challenges
The name “co2peline” reflects the core objective of the project. “To cope”, meaning “to overcome” or “to master” in English, describes our task of enabling efficient CO2 transport on a national and international level. Together with our partners, we have the necessary specialist know-how to address this challenge in a reliable, safe and efficient way.
co2peline is one of our contributions
to the joint efforts to
meet the 2-degree target of the
Paris Climate Agreement.
“co2peline” provides the necessary pipeline infrastructure to establish a circular carbon economy. It is based on considering CO2 not simply as a waste or emission product, but rather as a valuable resource that can be used efficiently and reintegrated into the production process. This means capturing CO2 from emissions (Carbon Capture), possibly converting it and then reusing it in various industrial processes (Carbon Utilisation). Surplus CO2 can be stored temporarily or permanently (e.g., in former natural gas reservoirs under the North Sea) (Carbon Storage).
“Bavaria shall remain an attractive industrial location in a climate-neutral future. Therefore, a circular carbon economy will be necessary for industries with unavoidable CO2 emissions.“
- Dr. Matthias Jenn, Managing Director bayernets GmbH -
1. Feasibility study together with Rohrdorfer
Together with our cooperation partner Rohrdorfer, we are conducting a feasibility study for a CO2 start-up network. This network is intended to connect the cement plant in Rohrdorf with potential CO2 users in the Bavarian Chemical Triangle in Burghausen. Furthermore, connecting the cement plant in Gmunden and the industrial and chemical region in Linz, Upper Austria, enables the link to additional potential CO2 sources, utilisation sites and interim storage facilities.
2. Conception of a Bavarian CO2 transport network
In a second expansion stage, the CO2 start-up network shall be extended to cover Bavaria entirely. This expansion stage is designed to efficiently connect the largest emitters of unavoidable CO2 emissions in Bavaria with potential sites for carbon utilisation as well as interim storage facilities. A connection to a national CO2 transport network and international expansion routes enables supraregional linking with further CO2 sources and utilisation sites as well as potential permanent storage locations (e.g., in the North Sea). You can find information about the CO2 start-up network and the concept for the Bavaria-wide expansion stage on our interactive map.