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DUNKIRK: SOLUTIONS LAB FOR CO2 CAPTURE AND USE

The industrial and port platform of Dunkirk, France’s leading CO2 and H2 hub, is a pioneer in the quest for CO2 capture and reuse solutions.

  • 16 MT of CO2 are emitted every year and constitute a recoverable co-product.
  • Dunkirk and its hinterland are home to many CO2 decarbonisation and use projects. Reuze, DMX and D’Artagnan are just a few examples.
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20%

Dunkirk’s port and industrial area is the source of 21% of the French industry’s carbon emissions.  

2050

Dunkirk is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050

300,000 T

The Dunkirk REUZE project will enable 300,000 tonnes of CO2 to be captured from the ArcelorMittal site. 

4,400T

The “3D” pilot will be able to capture around 4,400 tonnes of CO2 per year to treat the blast furnace gases from the ArcelorMittal factory in Dunkirk. 

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WHAT DOES CARBON CAPTURE, USE AND STORAGE (CCUS) INVOLVE?

Although reducing CO2 emissions remains one of the main objectives, other projects are underway or in the pipeline:

  • CO2 capture and storage (CCS), such as the Northern Lights project
  • CO2 capture, use and storage (CCUS) with three major principles:
    • Use without transformation,
    • Chemical transformation, 
    • Biological transformation by bursting and recovering the
      molecules forming the CO2.

To transform it, there are numerous parameters to be considered: the stability of the available resource, the grade of purity, the cost of the technologies and regulatory fees and other criteria linked to the planned transformation processes (availability of land, energy and water, etc.).

The Dunkirk basin is home to many CO2 decarbonisation and use solutions and has deployed France’s first CO2 and H2 Hub.

DUNKIRK, THE NUMBER 1 SOURCE FOR DECARBONISATION SOLUTIONS

THE CO2 COLLECTIVE

Since 2018, Dunkirk’s industrialists have been coming together to accelerate the transition and raise awareness of the climate emergency among European and governmental bodies. In fact, modifying technical processes, improving energy efficiency and shifting to low-carbon energies require colossal amounts of funding, for which support is needed.  

This unprecedented initiative rallying manufacturers around carbon neutrality and the future of our resilient local industry was hailed by the CEO of the ADEME (French Agency for Ecological Transition) and the Rev3 Commission. The support of public partners has also enabled funds to be secured in order to bring other projects to fruition (DRI, D’Artagnan). 

READ THE ARTICLE DECARBONISATION, A CHALLENGE FOR SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY

DUNKIRK, A TERRITORY WITH A DECARBONISED INDUSTRY

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WE MAKE YOUR DECARBONISATION PROJECT SIMPLE!

Our territory sets the gold standard for decarbonisation processes. Thanks to our network of partners Euraénergie, Ecopal, the University Littoral Côte d’Opale (ULCO) and labs, we are in the perfect position to support you.

  1. Would you like to reduce your carbon emissions and implement a new process for capturing or using CO2?
  2. Would you like to receive information or join the CO2 and H2 Hub?
  3. Have you developed an innovative system linked to decarbonisation? Would you like to tell us more about it?
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