CO2 storage: EUDP-supported CCS study approaches final conclusions

The EUDP-supported CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) development and demonstration project Bifrost aims to develop a concept for storing CO2 in the Danish North Sea subsoil, has entered its final phase.

The entire CCS value chain is examined in the EUDP-funded project.
Learn more about the CCS value chain in our new Bifrost explainer video.

Bifrost facts

A 2½-year study analyzing a concept that will pave the way for CO2 storage and transport in the Danish part of the North Sea. Through 11 work programs, the project seeks to identify and overcome technological challenges, create a safe CCS concept, and map the socio-economic conditions for large-scale CO2 capture and storage in Denmark.

  • This study project performs the groundwork necessary for capture, transportation, and storage in the North Sea's Harald field: From the CO2 being captured onshore, transported via purpose-built ships and through existing pipelines, and finally stored in the depleted gas fields in the Harald field's subsoil.
  • It is supported by the grant scheme Det Energiteknologiske Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprogram (EUDP), which is part of the Danish Energy Agency.
  • The name Bifrost comes from Norse mythology and refers to the rainbow bridge that connects Asgard (the world of the gods) to Midgard (the world of humans). Thus, Bifrost connects sea and land like a bridge: CO2 is captured on land and led back underground below the seabed.

Read more about Bifrost on the project web site

Bifrost facts

Bifrost is a partnership between the Danish Underground Consortium DUC (Nordsøfonden, BlueNord, and TotalEnergies), Ørsted and Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

  • TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company headquartered in France. TotalEnergies produces and markets a wide range of energy sources: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewable energy and electricity. TotalEnergies is the main operator and project coordinator in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) in the Danish North Sea.
  • Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy, solar PV and energy storage facilities, as well as renewable hydrogen and green fuels production facilities. Ørsted owns and operates gas pipelines in the North Sea.
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is an elite technical university with international reach and standards. DTU's mission is to develop and utilize natural and technical science for the benefit of society. DTU Offshore (Danish Offshore Technology Centre) leads the research part of this CCS-study in collaboration with DTU Management.


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