EU approves Dutch support for CO2 transport project

The European Commission has approved €3.1 million in state support for a Dutch project to carry CO2 generated by oil refineries to greenhouses for use in horticulture

The European Commission has approved €3.1 million in state support for a Dutch project to carry CO2 generated by oil refineries to greenhouses for use in horticulture, expected to cut emissions by 21,000 tonnes annually, the EU executive announced on Wednesday.

The project by joint venture OCAP CO2 will see waste gas from Shell and other refineries transported to zone PrimA4a, a 380-hectare site near Schiphol airport dedicated to greenhouse horticulture, where the gas will be used to promote crop growth.

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