Large Scale Integration of Carbon Capture in Energy Systems

With an overall transition of society and the energy system to a more sustainable future there is a requirement to implement large amounts of renewable energy into the system and remove CO2 to lower the climate impact of the energy and production sector.

CO2 can be re-used as a resource in chemical industries, fuel production and others. Point source capture of CO2 at for instance industries and power plants and direct air capture of CO2 can play important roles in both carbon capture and storage and carbon capture and utilisation, since it provides a higher concentration of CO2 than is the case if direct air capture of CO2 is implemented instead.


3.524.040 DKK

Funding from IFD: 2.901.636 DKK
Financing from project partners: 622.404 DKK

Project lead

Jakob Zinck Thellufsen


The project will assess technology and economy issues for carbon capture deployment and scenarios for a decarbonised energy system in Denmark in 2045, where the need for carbon capture is assessed and related to an assessment of the amount of CO2 that potentially can be captured, discussing the feasibility and comparing the strategies of carbon capture through point source capture and through direct air capture.

The project will thus consolidate recommendations for how carbon capture can efficiently be system integrated.

  1. Analyse state of technology of carbon capture.
  2. Conduct GIS analyses of carbon capture in the energy system.
  3. Assess energy system impact of carbon capture.
  4. Assess Economic impacts of carbon capture technologies in the energy system.