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Air Liquide and BASF are planning to develop the world’s largest cross-border Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) value chain in Antwerp. The goal is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the industrial cluster in the port of Antwerp.
Editorial office / Antwerp

The joint project “Kairos@C” has been selected for funding by the European Commission through its Innovation Fund, as one of the seven large-scale projects out of more than 300 applications.

Kairos@C will be jointly developed by Air Liquide and BASF at its Antwerp chemical site. By avoiding 14.2 million tons of CO2 over the first 10 years of operation, it will significantly contribute to the EU’s goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050.


Kairos@C is paving the way for the next phases of carbon abatement in the port of Antwerp. The project will also be connected to shared CO2 transport and export infrastructures, including a first-of-its-kind CO2 liquefaction and export terminal, which will be built under the framework of “Antwerp@C”, a consortium that aims to halve CO2 emissions in the Port of Antwerp by 2030. Air Liquide and BASF are founding members of Antwerp@C.

According to Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, CCS is an attractive solution to reduce CO2 emissions from production processes on an industrial scale within a relatively short timeframe. “Therefore, Kairos@C can become another important step on our path to climate neutrality.” The project is planned to be operational in 2025.

The European Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest programs for promoting innovative low-carbon technologies to decarbonize Europe’s industry. R

For further information, see the BASF website.

Image: BASF