PKN Orlen plans carbon-capture at its gas unit in Ostrołęka, as prices soar

PKN Orlen would like to implement the possibility of capturing carbon dioxide from the installation, including in the planned gas unit in Ostrołęka, said Józef Węgrecki, board member.

“CO2 capture made no sense at EUR 5 per tonne, but with rising CO2 prices, we want to do it. We have a project that is being developed to store CO2 not in caverns, but in deposits, ”said Węgrecki during a panel at the National Energy Summit in Gdańsk.

In his opinion, regulations in this matter may appear by the end of the year.

He added that carbon dioxide could be used to produce synthetic fuel.

“Also in Ostrołęka, in the block we want to build, we want to capture CO2 until it is profitable. It cannot be done profitably up to 100%, but it is talked about 50-70% ”- added a board member.

The PKN Orlen Group manages six refineries in Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, and is also active in Poland and Canada. Its consolidated sales revenues reached PLN 86.2 billion in 2020. The company has been listed on the WSE since 1999.


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