Three new CCS projects have been pledged support to capture and store biogenic CO2

17. April 2024

The fund for negative CO2 emissions (NECCS fund) has been completed, and the Danish Energy Agency has awarded contracts to three companies for new CCS projects. Together, the projects will ensure the capture and storage of 160,350 tonnes of CO2 annually during the period 2026 to 2032. This corresponds to the annual CO2 absorption from approximately 16,000 hectares of forest.

The Danish Energy Agency has now completed the fund for negative emissions (NECCS fund), which was published on August 29th 2023, and the agency has entered into a contract with BioCirc CO2 ApS and Bioman ApS for the capture and storage of CO2. The Danish Energy Agency has also awarded a contract to Carbon Capture Scotland Limited, but the final contract signature has not yet taken place. This is expected to happen in next week.

In the process, several market players have provided useful input for the layout of the tender material and the fact that three companies will enter into a binding contract with the Danish Energy Agency shows that there is interest in the market for capturing and storing so-called biogenic CO2 (CO2 from biomass).

The three offers received meet the tender requirements, and the Danish Energy Agency assesses that all companies have the capacity to ensure the capture, transport and storage of CO2 to the extent that they have committed to.

All three projects are expected to developing and maturing the CCS value chain in Denmark. Common for all projects are that they plan to store their CO2 in Denmark.

Three different projects with different needs for support

The bids from the three companies have relatively different support levels and the projects will capture and store very different amounts of CO2. Together, the three companies will capture and store 160,350 tonnes of biogenic CO2 starting from 2026 until the end of the contract period in 2032.


Support level (per tonne of CO2)

Tonnes CO2 captured and storage (annually)

Total support level (annually)

BioCirc CO2 ApS

968.5 DKK


   126,582,950 DKK


Bioman ApS

1,117.5 DKK


   27,937,500 DKK

Carbon Capture Scotland Limited

2,600.0 DKK


   12,090,000 DKK


The support will be disbursed when the companies have documented that the captured CO2 is stored permanently in an underground geological storage. 

What is the NECCS-fund?

The fund for negative emissions via CCS (the "NECCS fund") was established as part of the Danish Financial act of 2022, the Green partial agreement. CCS stands for CO2 Capture and Storage, and is a tool to reduce CO2 emissions where CO2 is captured from the flue gas that is emitted from, for example, the chimneys of cogeneration plants, waste incinerators or biogas plants and store it permanently in a suitable underground geological storage.

The NECCS fund aims to support the capture and storage of CO2 originating from biomass, so-called biogenic CO2. Capture and storage of biogenic CO2 results - unlike capture and storage of fossil CO2 - in negative emissions. This is because the CO2 that is captured and stored was originally absorbed from the air by plants. Therefore, CO2 is moved from the atmosphere to the underground.

Awarding of the three contracts, the funds allocated to the NECCS fund have not been fully used up. Currently, there are no plans for further bidding rounds of the NECCS fund.


Henrik Sulsbrück, head of division, Phone: +45 33 92 66 86,


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