Ørsted, Microsoft and Aker form Danish carbon capture team

Wood-based biomass used as a raw material. Source: Andritz (www.andritz.com)

March 12 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED), Norway-based Aker Carbon Capture and Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Thursday announced a collaboration to explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at biomass-fired plants in Denmark.

Under a memorandum of understanding, the three companies will review the potential of a project at one of Ørsted’s biomass facilities in Denmark, possibly using the Northern Lights CCS project, in which Microsoft is a partner.

In addition, they will look to integrate the software giant's digital expertise into a biogenic carbon capture project, utilising Aker's carbon capture technology.

The carbon captured at biomass facilities can be stored underground or used for green fuel production in Power-to-X facilities.

Earlier in March, Microsoft teamed up with Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB), Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX) and specialist Clean Energy Systems on a similar project combining biomass and CCS.

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