The INNO-CCUS Partnership is established as a mean to secure a significant contribution to achieve the Danish government’s climate goals on CO2 reduction, through CCUS solutions.

We are a mission-driven public-private partnership, with the ambition to achieve a fundamental change in the way we view, value, and use carbon resources to enable a complete shift of the current system from fossil-based to biogenic carbon sources.

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Innovation and collaboration to accelerate the green transition

INNO-CCUS promotes technologies that capture, store and use CO2 so that we can reach Denmark's climate goals

It's no secret that we are in a hurry when it comes to bringing the green transition up to speed. It is also not new that Denmark's path to meeting the climate goals depends on our ability to reduce the CO2 that is already in the air around us. On the other hand, it may come as a surprise that many of the technologies that will get us to the finish line actually already exist. They are just not scalable, and therefore not financially sustainable either. Yet. We need to think new.

This is what INNO-CCUS was created for. As one of the state's four green mission-driven partnerships, we bring together more than 60 partners across research and companies in the CCUS field.

We support the development of technologies that capture, store and use CO2, so that we can achieve Denmark's climate goals - efficiently, scalable and financially sustainable. In the long term, we can even help turn CO2 into a resource instead of a problem.

The pieces are all there. Both in the form of technology, knowledge, people and companies that together can pave the way for a CO2-neutral Denmark in 2045. There is much we are still exploring, but we know two things for sure: We will not reach Denmark's climate goals without INNO-CCUS's partners. And the good long-term solutions will never come to scale or speed if we don't work together.

Key deliveries in the roadmap

  • Crucial contributions to the goal of 70% CO2-reduction by 2030, carbon neutrality by 2050, and long-term negative emissions beyond 2050, while still ensuring the necessary carbon supply to society. The technical potential in 2030 is up to 7-15 Mt CO2 captured per year in 2030 (50-80% of the emission gap to reach the 70% target) and in 2050 up to 6 ton CO2 can be captured and supplied to the production of green fuels and products.
  • Technologies, tools and pathways to limit emissions to the atmosphere in both short and long term by gradual, but fast, switching from the current fossil-based carbon supply to a green supply based on the atmosphere to deliver the carbon needed in the society, combining permanent storage and smart utilisation of carbon resources.
  • Multiple green pathways for carbon from the natural carbon cycle to enter the societal carbon use through a combination of large, small and scalable innovative solutions and the build-up of new technologies and companies with a significant national and international business potential.
  • Outlines and timelines of the research and development needed for the individual technologies, as well as the systems integration based on existing knowledge, Danish strongholds and strong partnerships between universities, technological service providers, large and small companies, and societal stakeholders.
  • Awareness and solutions to urgent societal readiness steps needed at the legal, regulating, economic and political level as well as externalities necessary to implement the changes without compromising key sustainability, environmental, biodiversity and human conditions. This includes an overall systemic view and collaboration with land aspects, as priorities of “land” for food, fibre, CCS, biodiversity etc. is likely going to become a constraint.

Our mission

INNO-CCUS is one of four mission-driven green research and innovation partnerships that will make a significant contribution to the green transformation of society and the development of sustainable climate technologies for the benefit of Denmark and the rest of the world. The four partnerships are supported by Innovation Fund Denmark.



  • Picture of Morten Stage
    Morten Stage
    Chairman of the Board
    Head of CCS and Technical Services, TotalEnergies Denmark
  • Picture of Erling Stenby
    Erling Stenby
    Vice-chairman of the Board
    Professor and Head of Department at DTU Chemistry
  • Picture of Bjørn Kofod
    Bjørn Kofod
    Board member
    Product Manager at Pentair Union Engineering
  • Picture of Jesper Ahrenfeldt
    Jesper Ahrenfeldt
    Board member
    Chief Engineer at Stiesdal SkyClean
  • Picture of Jesper Sand Damtoft
    Jesper Sand Damtoft
    Board member
    Group Sustainability and R&D Director at Aalborg Portland - Cementir Group
  • Picture of Andreas de Neergaard
    Andreas de Neergaard
    Board member
    Professor and Dean at People and Technology at Roskilde University
  • Picture of Lise Arleth
    Lise Arleth
    Board member

    Associate Dean of Research, Science at University of Copenhagen

  • Picture of Lars Nielsen
    Lars Nielsen
    Board member

    Deputy Director, Management at GEUS

  • Picture of Sune Dowler Nygaard
    Sune Dowler Nygaard
    Board member
    Executive Vice President at Danish Technological Institute
  • Picture of Søren Eskelund Toft
    Søren Eskelund Toft
    Board member

    Product Manager / Senior Business Developer at Nature Energy


  • Picture of Karina Marie Søgaard
    Karina Marie Søgaard
    Partnership Director

    E-mail: kms@inno-ccus.com
    +45 93 51 03 01

  • Picture of Katrine Kjeldsholm Linke
    Katrine Kjeldsholm Linke
    Administrative coordinator

    E-mail: kkl@inno-ccus.com
    +45 93 51 14 83