CO2 Energie AG is planning to install a system that captures and liquefies CO₂ at a biogas plant close to Zurich. This will involve the annual capture and subsequent conversion of ~4360 tonnes of CO₂ emissions directly at their point of origin. This is the second carbon capture project for CO2 Energie AG, who are further expanding their business in the CO₂ recycling sector. The first system installed is already capturing CO₂, which is then supplied to the Swiss gas market and recycled, replacing fossil CO₂.
With this second system, CO2 Energie AG is going an important step further by producing negative emissions for the first time: after capture, the liquefied CO₂ is transported to a geological storage site in northern Europe by truck, train and ship, where it can be stored permanently.
South Pole's subsidiary Airfix plays a key role in ensuring that the CO₂ supply chain runs smoothly. Airfix specialises in the coordination and grouping of services for CO₂ transport and CO₂ storage.