TES and OGE combine to develop 1000 km CO₂ transport network
OGE, one of the leading European gas transmission system operators, is planning to build a CO₂ pipeline system. The project will focus on CO₂ emissions that cannot be avoided during production processes and on the reuse of CO₂ in a green circular system to import green hydrogen. This pipeline system will initially be 1,000 km long and will allow around 18 million tonnes of CO₂ to be shipped per year.
To prioritize the provision of green energy while reducing CO₂, OGE and Tree Energy Solutions (TES), which recently announced a green energy hub for importing green gas into Wilhemshaven, Germany, entered a strategic partnership for a CO₂ circular economy.
The pipeline network, starting from the green gas import terminal to be built by TES in Wilhelmshaven, will integrate important industrial, power and mobility locations around Germany. The commissioning of the first part of the network is expected from 2028.
“To achieve our climate targets, we must invest in renewable energies and above all hydrogen but also offer a solution to industries in Germany that need to capture and utilize their CO₂ emissions,” Dr Jörg Bergmann, CEO of OGE, says. “This requires a CO₂ infrastructure. We will offer these to all interested parties openly and at standardised conditions.”
OGE and TES are in conversation with German steel producers, cement/ lime producers, power plant operators and chemical plant operators to transport CO₂ via the new pipeline back to the future Wilhelmshaven green energy hub. Right from the start, the transport network will be equally open to other market participants.
“The CO₂ pipeline network supports the closed-loop circularity strategy, ensuring that CO₂ can be kept within the TES cycle and GHG emissions are avoided,” Paul van Poecke, Founder and Managing Director at TES, says. “Via this project, the CO₂ will be captured and re-used in a circular closed-loop system as a carrier to transport green hydrogen or as a resource in other industries.”
The carbon cycle strategy will significantly accelerate the energy transition in Germany and help the industry, power and mobility, sectors to achieve their decarbonization targets. This requires a Germany-wide CO₂ strategy and corresponding instruments.
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TES is a global green energy company leading the way in the production of e-NG (electric natural gas derived from green hydrogen). Headquartered in Europe, TES is committed to making reliable and affordable green energy accessible to all by implementing giga-scale projects using a proven, scalable and cost-effective method. With a presence in the United States, Middle East, Asia and Australia, the company’s green hydrogen model uses solar and wind energy in low-cost areas with abundant sunlight or wind. The green hydrogen is then combined with climate-neutral CO2 and transformed into e-NG, a renewable molecule, easy to transport and store using existing infrastructure. Through the supply of e-NG to various industries, TES aims to win the climate race ensuring the mass adoption of green molecules across the globe.
OGE is one of the leading transmission system operators in Europe. With our approximately 12,000 kilometers of pipeline network, we transport gas throughout Germany and, due to our geographical location, are the link for gas flows in the European internal market. Our approximately 1,450 employees stand for security of supply. We make our network available to all market participants in a non-discriminatory, market-oriented and transparent manner. We design energy supply. Today and in the energy mix of the future.