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Denmark awards first licenses to explore CO2 storage options on land

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🗞️ Driving the news: Denmark has awarded its first three licenses to explore onshore carbon dioxide storage in geological formations, involving groups with companies like Wintershall Dea, INEOS, CarbonCuts, BlueNord, Equinor, and Orsted

🔭 The context: Unlike Germany, which has banned onshore CO2 storage, Denmark's authorities believe their subsoil is highly suitable for safe CO2 storage
• The awarded licenses mark a significant step towards achieving Denmark's climate targets

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Effective CO2 storage is crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change, aligning with global efforts to limit global warming

⏭️ What's next: License holders will conduct further studies to ensure safety before actual storage can begin, setting a precedent for potential future projects

💬 One quote: "Carbon storage is vital if we are to achieve our climate targets, and the Danish subsoil has the necessary qualities needed to store carbon safely and responsibly," the Danish Energy Agency stated

📈 One stat: The first CO2 onshore licensing round attracted bids from 10 companies

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