CCUS in Aalborg

The capture, storage and utilization of Carbon (CCUS) is increasingly recognized as an important technology for reducing CO₂ emissions globally. The technology is showing enormous potential and Aalborg is positioned as a key location in the further development.

Power-to-X plant in Aalborg to capture CO2 and use it for green fuel

One of the world’s first Power-to-x plants will be established in Aalborg and is expected to be completed in 2028. The facility will produce renewable methanol made from green electricity, water and captured CO2 from waste incineration.

The project will include an electrolysis plant that will convert the green electricity into hydrogen, which in combination with the captured CO2 is converted into methanol.

Annually the plant will recycle 180,000 tonnes of waste-based CO2 and is expected to produce 130,000 tonnes of green methanol a year, which can be directly used as fuel in the heavy traffic and transport sector. The excess heat from the plant will be distributed into the district heating network.

Aalborg has the research, the test facilities and the overall framework to develop the CCUS technologies into a viable and essential asset to the green transition.

Carbon Capture,
Utilization and Storage

Aalborg University

The key to a world class workforce and pioneering research

Aalborg University is awarded the best engineering university in Europe and one of the research missions of the university is defined as Circularity and Carbon Capture.

The objective of the Circularity and Carbon Capture research is to extend the life time and lifecycles of products’ lifetime by repurposing second-life applications. And one approach is the capture of carbon for fuel usage.

At Aalborg University you will find the sharpest minds and the most prominent research within Carbon Capture and world class solutions and business is emerging based on the work created at the university .   

Researchers at AAU Energy include: Frede Blaabjerg, Lasse Rosendahl, Henrik Lund, Søren Knudsen Kær, Brian Vad Mathiesen, Mads Pagh Nielsen and Zhe Chen.


The University Research Groups commited to Circularity and Carbon Capture are:


Norbis Park

A green living lab

The area around Nordjyllandsværket is being transformed into a massive test and demonstration center within green water and energy solutions of the future.

The area where the power plant is located, amounts to approx. 90 hectares and the city is preparing the area to house facilities for research, testing and development of new technologies.

One of the larger projects to be established at the site is a power-to-x plant, which is to produce green methanol made from captured CO2, green electricity and water. 

The ambition is to create a sustainable, vibrant environment with a focus on synergy, partnerships and resource sharing and the testing of new forms of energy, such as solar and wind energy, excess heat, geothermal energy, fuel cells and heat pumps.

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Aalborg Portland as a living lab

The GreenCem Project

The global production of cement has grown very rapidly in recent years and the industry represents one of the world's most climate-damaging industries.

In the ongoing project, GreenCem the involved parties are currently investigating the most prominent technology for carbon capture and trying to develop an integrated carbon capture plant that is uniquely adapted to the process conditions in Aalborg Portland’s cement plat.

The solutions made in the GreenCem project can be utilized at other cement plants globally.

As Aalborg Portland is a large emitter of CO2, the prospect of testing new large scale technology in a real-life context and location will be an extremely important experiment and the learnings can end up changing the pace of the green transition worldwide.


Reasons to Invest

  • 400 companies within the energy sector.
  • 400 energy researchers at Aalborg University (AAU).
  • AAU ranks as the best university in Europe within Engineering.
  • AAU is world leading in the field of power electronics where Professor Frede Blaabjerg resides. He's the most cited researcher within engineering publications in the world.
  • World class researchers and companies within the production and application of methanol and fuel cells.
  • Home to Green Hub Denmark that provides green test facilities and access to a huge network across sectors.

The companies say:

Circular first in Aalborg

With headquarters in London and divisions in San Francisco and Manchester, the Circular First Group was looking to establish a division in mainland Europe. Meet the Managing Director and learn why Aalborg turned out to be the optimum place for them.
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The Aalborg history lives on in Alfa Laval

In the Port of Aalborg's old shipyard area, you’ll find one of the largest maritime companies in Denmark. Alfa Laval Aalborg develops and manufactures a wide range of equipment for ship and land industry worldwide.
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Aalborg csp - Aalborg equals Green Energy

Outside the danish borders, the Aalborg city name is completely recognizable in the energy industry - especially in green energy and the company Aalborg CSP has contributed to this narrative.
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Meet Søren Kuch Svenningsen

Investment Manager, Invest in Aalborg


Søren is your green point of contact and he can help you build a solid sustainable business case - utilizing the strong green forces within the North Danish region. Søren has an engineering background, which will secure you a solid technical foundation and understanding.  

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