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Port of Antwerp in partnership to reduce CO2 emissions

Port of AntwerpThe Port of Antwerp has partnered with gas infrastructure operator Fluxys to reduce Belgiums carbon emissions.

Belgium has set a climate target of reducing CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030. The partnership believe that the way to help achieve this is through the capture, storage and reuse of carbon in the industry.

Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority said, “Industry in the port of Antwerp is a central engine of the Belgian economy and in the past few years it has put great efforts into becoming more sustainable. When it comes to CO2 emissions, however, a port-wide approach is needed. We are particularly pleased at being able to team up with a partner such as Fluxys to make our port platform and its many industrial players ready for a low-carbon future.”

In the first phase, Antwerp Port Authority and Fluxys are studying the feasibility of solutions for capturing CO2 from the industry in the port, transporting it by pipeline or ship and finally re-using or storing it. If the results of the feasibility study are positive then the aim is to jointly promote practical projects.

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