CO2 transport and storage:
This is how it is done

CO2 transport and storage: This is how it is done

For some industries the technologies are not yet available to make the full transition to a sustainable production process. We can help by collecting and storing their CO2 safely in empty offshore gas fields. Here's how we do it.

We collect


We collect, in barges, the CO2 that is captured from your production process:

  • Industrial partners with CO2 capture installations
  • Collection at customer site or at pipeline terminal
  • Multiple customers can be serviced


  • Modular Compression system running on green electricity
  • Quayside required for barge access
  • Our partner:

We transport


At scheduled times we transport your CO2 by barge to an offshore storage location:

  • Marine Operations
  • CO2 pressurized in liquid form
  • Our partners:

We store safely


We store your CO2 safely by injecting it in empty offshore gas fields:

  • Offshore operator
  • Little offshore power requirements (hydraulics ESD)
  • Multiple storage locations available
  • We can also transport your CO2 to a customer, who stores the CO2 in products.

Offshore Interface

  • Independent of export pipeline infrastructure
  • Offshore interface (TLU) re-deployable
  • Short pipeline connection to wellhead platform / manifold
  • Our partner:

*We can also transport your CO2 to a customer, who stores the CO2 in products.

Full capacity design

Per customer we provide a minimum of 2 barges of 5500 cubic meters each, operated by  pusher-tugs. That amounts to a scalable capacity starting at 0.5 million tons per year per customer all the way up to 6 million tons per year.

Operational from 2027

We are working with several operators to define in excess of 100 million tonnes of CO2 storage capacity in the Southern North Sea. Beginning of 2021 we finished the detailed design and received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. Construction of the first barge is expected to start in 2025 and some two years later we will collect, transport and store the first CO2.

Flexible and rapidly available

Our flexible approach is probably the best option if your installation is not near an existing or planned CO2 pipeline. And even if you are near a planned pipeline, our method could be a more rapidly available alternative. You could be one of the first onboard, when we finish our first fleet in 2027.

2016: Startup Fizzy Transition

2017: Pre-FEED

Realizing Pre-FEED with partners Wagenborg, Niestern/Sander and Petrogas.

2018: FEED & Feasibility

Realizing FEED, feasibility study. Bureau Veritas joins the project. 

2019: Detailed design

Imodco joins the project. Detailed Design of the entire system from source to sink by all partners.

2019: Zandguard Joins

Zandguard supports and joins Carbon Collectors

2021: Design Approval in Principle

Detailed design get Approval in Principle


2023: Partnership Baker Hughes

2024: Storage

Storage. Final agreement on first storage location.


2025: Build

Start construction.

2027: First fleet operational

Fleet operational for first 0,5-1,5 Mtpa project.

Scale up

Scale-up to 6 million tonnes per year by 2030

North West European regions

We will start our first transport from a harbour in The Netherlands and then expand to other countries in the North Sea region. After that, we plan to build a network of customers and storage locations that will allow us to transport your CO2 from almost anywhere in Western Europe to the nearest offshore storage location.

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Carbon Collectors
Leonard Springerlaan 35
9727KB Groningen
The Netherlands

Carbon Collectors is based in The Netherlands and is part of Fizzy Transition Ventures B.V.

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