Supporting Implementation of Pyrolysis via constructive alignment of Climate impact Assessment Methods, Goals, Frameworks and Incentives

The SIMPLY project is designed to accelerate and support the deployment and implementation of pyrolysis-based PyCCUS at sufficient scale to meet INNO-CCUS roadmap targets and political 2030 climate targets related hereto. The primary targets in focus are:

  • Contribute to reduction of 0.2 mio ton CO2e per year in 2025 and 2-4 mio ton CO2e per year in 2030 which is the INNO-CCUS contribution to the roadmap climate targets
  • Achieve 2 mio ton of CO2e in 2030 from a starting point in 2023 around zero, as stated in political agreements on the agricultural area.

The current level of climate impact from Danish pyrolysis is close to zero, while the impact in 2025 without further efforts will be around 0.05 mio ton per year. However, the potential is massive as indicated in several recent studies on Danish pyrolysis development. But the time is short, and the deployment roadmaps are full of barriers and bottlenecks. For this reason, the aim of the SIMPLY project is to support a faster and more efficient development of the societal structures and contextual conditions required to realize this potential. Main efforts in the project address two clusters of unmet needs:

1) Barriers and bottlenecks in regulation and municipal planning
2) Development of incentive structures in central value chains

The SIMPLY project expands on the massive base of technical and natural science projects related to development of biomass pyrolysis with new R&D activities within social science and system analysis. The project is designed around the following activity categories:

  • Mapping resource base and pyrolysis product market opportunities
  • Determining and situating pyrolysis plant deployment cases at 2030 target-scale
  • Analysis of pyrolysis and PyCCUS impact on climate and environment and alignment with enacted accounting schemes and methods across governance levels
  • Development, test and implementation of new best-practices planning processes for enabling deployment of pyrolysis-technology at the local level
  • Analysis of incentive structures and recommendation for need-to-have actions and frameworks
  • Stakeholder involvement with focus on planning and governance, knowledge institutions, SMVs and agricultural actors

The consortium has vast experience with both technology development, research and system analysis within biomass pyrolysis systems and relevant societal context. In addition, the consortium includes experts within diffusion of innovation, development of incentive structures and accelerating green transition, coordination and facilitation of municipal planning – both physical and strategic, quantitative sustainability assessment (LCA, CFA, MFA), value chain economics etc.

If value creation from pyrolysis – related to climate change mitigation, export, sustainable transition potentials and more – is to be achieved within the timeframe of both INNO-CCUS and political targets, there is no room for further delays. Therefore, main project activities are conducted in iterations and fed continuously into key organizations and development processes to speed up impact and initiate gearing effects early in the project.


8.263.190 DKK

Funding from IFD: 5.959.690 DKK
Financing from project partners: 2.303.500 DKK

Project lead

Tobias Pape Thomsen


New INNO-CCUS Pool 2 project. Details will follow.

New INNO-CCUS Pool 2 project. Details will follow.