Our partners and supporters
The energy transition will only work if businesses and stakeholders cooperate across value chains as well as products and develop and drive forward initiatives together.
We are currently working with various companies and organisations along the entire value chain. If you are interested in a partnership or would like to support us in our project to build a CO2 transport infrastructure, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Value Chain partners
Companies that offer emitters appropriate solutions along the value chain and are active in the field of CO2 storage, for example: These partners support us in our plan to build a CO2 infrastructure and ensure that together we can tackle the development of a liquid and robust CO2 market.
Air Liquide S.A.
World market leader in gases, technologies and services for industry. Air Liquide has years of experience in storing and transporting food grade liquid CO₂.
Through its extensive investment in the area of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), E.ON enters the business of technical carbon removal projects. By focusing exclusively on biogenic CO₂ from biomass or biogenic waste sources, E.ON Energy Projects aims to kick-start the market for BECCS in Germany and Europe.
Koole Terminals is an experienced independent owner and operator of twenty-one liquid bulk storage terminals across seven countries in Europe. Koole has the ambition to play a leading role in facilitating the energy transition, and is presently expanding its capacity for import/export and storage of clean ammonia, carbon dioxide, e-methanol, and other hydrogen carriers.
As a global energy and chemicals company, we intend to become a leading provider of sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials by 2030 with a focus on circular economy solutions – and deliver on our pledge to reach net zero by 2050.
Shell is transforming its business to provide more low-carbon energy to reduce CO₂. Hydrogen will play an important role in the future energy system, which is why Shell is making a special effort in this area. Nevertheless, greenhouse gas emissions will remain for the foreseeable future. CCS technologies can capture them and safely seal them in the ground.
Tree Energy Solutions GmbH
Tree Energy Solutions (TES) is a green hydrogen company supplying long term non-intermittent carbon-neutral energy on demand at large scale.
TES’s prime objective is to accelerate the energy transition by leveraging existing global energy infrastructure to reach customers with green hydrogen, green gas and green power while accelerating the phase out of fossil fuels from the energy system globally and introducing a circular carbon economy.
The company was founded by the Belgian investment company AtlasInvest which has an established track record in the energy sector and has invested increasingly in renewable energy projects.
Wintershall Dea AG
To combat climate change, we need to ensure a climate-friendly energy supply while reducing emissions. Building value chains for CCS and climate-friendly hydrogen is the key to achieving net zero. This is exactly what Wintershall Dea is doing.
Companies that offer carbon capture solutions to emitters and implement them on site. OGE can thus quickly and purposefully connect and exchange future grid customers with our technology partners.
Air Liquide S.A.
Air Liquide has long standing experience in CO₂ management, from capture, purification and liquefaction to storage and transport from various sources.
With its digital industry standard E.ON IQ Energy® and extensive investments in the area of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), E.ON Energy Projects responds to the increasing demand of industrial customers for decarbonisation solutions and ensures the high cost-effectiveness and efficiency of energy supply for energy-intensive production sites.
MAN Energy Solutions
MAN Energy Solutions is paving the way to a climate-neutral global economy - whether industrial production, energy or maritime. Our technology portfolio contains the experience of over 250 years of engineering tradition and now we are determined to make the fight against climate change the basis of our future business growth.
Our technologies are partners in renewables and have immense CO₂ leverage to reduce emissions from industry and other energy-intensive sectors that are difficult to electrify. This is especially true for shipping, power and heat generation, and large industries such as cement and chemicals.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense.
As a market leader in carbon capture technology, MHI Group is active along the entire CO₂ value chain, from the point of emission to capture, transport, and utilization.
Rouge H2 Engineering AG
Founded in 2015, Rouge H2 Engineering has developed a low energy consumption process to convert any mixture of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide into high-purity hydrogen, and separate high-purity CO₂ without energy penalty.
Shell is involved in various projects around the world that are successfully using CCS technologies and researching their further development. In Europe, Shell is working on CCS projects in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands, and with partners such as OGE on CO₂ infrastructure such as the transnational Delta Rhine Corridor project, which connects industrial centres in western Germany with the port of Rotterdam.
Companies that are dependent on CCUS technology and thus on a transport option via pipeline, e.g. because they have process-related emissions or also require CO2 for the manufacture of their products.
E.ON Energy Projects GmbH, based in Munich, finances, develops, builds and operates decentralised energy supply solutions for industrial customers throughout Europe. Since its foundation in 2000, the E.ON subsidiary has realised combined heat and power plants across Europe with more than 1 gigawatt of electrical output using biomass, hydrogen, waste wood or other (residual) fuels.
Heidelberg Materials AG
Holcim Deutschland is one of the leading companies in Germany for innovative, sustainable and digital construction products and solutions. As a pioneer in sustainable construction, Holcim employees develop tailor-made solutions for builders, construction companies, architects and engineers - combined with a clear focus on climate protection and the circular economy.
In our cement production, two thirds of the total CO₂ produced is due to the chemical conversion of the rock. In order to reduce these emissions in the long term, innovative carbon capture technologies are necessary, which we are working on in our cement plants. Here, we want to develop the greenhouse gas CO₂ into a valuable raw material that is optimally managed in a closed cycle.
“Rethinking lime” - Europe's largest lime plant at the Wülfrath site is to become climate-neutral.
Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland
Shell is reinventing itself and working at full speed to reduce both its own emissions and those generated when customers consume Shell products. The goal is to be a net-zero energy company by 2050. For example, the Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland in the south of Cologne and Wesseling is the engine of Shell's activities in Germany and is realigning itself - for example, Shell inaugurated the Refhyne electrolyser for low-CO₂ hydrogen there as early as 2021 and will produce bio-LNG there from the end of 2023.
Associations and initiatives
The following associations also see the need for a CO2 infrastructure and therefore support our initiative.
Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V.
Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.
Interessengemeinschaft der Thermischen Abfallbehandlungsanlagen in Deutschland e.V.
Bundesverband der Deutschen Kalkindustrie e.V.
Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl e.V.
Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V.
Organisations or local initiatives outside the industry.
The development of a CO₂ infrastructure is essential for the successful implementation of CCS as an important building block for climate protection. In addition to CCS, the development of a CO₂ infrastructure is also of great value for the future generation of technical negative emissions (CDR) as well as for enabling the use of CO₂ in new product and process paths in which a contribution to climate neutrality is ensured.