Objectives

ROAD – the vision
Stocks of fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas are finite. This makes an eventual move to sustainable energy supplies a must.
At the same time, as part of the transition to sustainable energy supplies, we will need to deploy a range of technologies – including CCS – to ensure ongoing reliable, affordable and clean supplies of energy, now and for the future.

ROAD – the mission
ROAD aims to show that the overall CCS chain of CO2 capture, transport and storage can be put into operation on an industrial scale, within five to ten years. That includes technical and economic reliability. ROAD will share … and experience gained in the demonstration project and countries. The aim here is more broad-based, larger-scale positioning for CCS. ROAD is among the very first CCS projects in Rotterdam’s port and industrial complex. This represents a major boost for the Rotterdam CCS network – plus sustainable economic development in the region.

ROAD – the aims
Looking at the global scene this is one of the first industrial scale projects sought by the overall CO2 capture, transport and storage chain. Every year between 2015 and 2020 ROAD aims to capture some 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 at a new power plant on the Maasvlakte. This will be stored in depleted gas reservoirs under the North Sea. Within a demonstration project ROAD will take CCS technologies which are already proven at a smaller scale and integrate and deploy them at an industrial level. This will generate fresh knowledge and experience on potential for using CCS in the technical, economic, organisational and social contexts.