20 12 2021

State of Affairs CCS projects

On 10 December, State Secretary Yeşilgöz-Zegerius informed the House of Representatives in a letter about the current state of affairs of CCS projects in the Netherlands, including Aramis.

Reference was made to the Spatial Exploration Report that was carried out by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in 2021. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the spatial suitability of the various initiatives.

These documents can be downloaded here:

The central government sees the capture, transport and storage of CO₂ (Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS) as an important (transitional) technology for making industry based in the Netherlands more sustainable. It is also an essential step in order for the Netherlands to achieve its CO₂ reduction target by 2030. The Aramis project aims – as part of the total CCS value chain – to realise a large-scale CO₂ transport infrastructure that enables storage at sea.