Published on: March 14, 2023

Project Greensand

Project Greensand

Why in news? Project Greensand is the “world first” Injection of  CO2 in Depleted Oil Field in Denmark  North Sea.


  • Project Greensand is a consortium of 23 organizations with expertise in carbon capture and storage, including business, academia, government and start-ups.
  • It is supported by the Danish state through the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP).
  • The CO2 was captured at an INEOS Oxide site in Belgium, transported to the Danish North Sea, and then stored in the INEOS-operated Nini field in the Danish North Sea.
  • By 2030, project aims to store up to 8 million tonnes of CO2 per year in this area while continuing to make significant contributions to our understanding and growth of carbon storage technology.

About North Sea

  • The North Sea lies between Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Low Countries, and France.
  • An epeiric sea on the European continental shelf, it connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the English Channel in the south and the Norwegian Sea in the north.
  • In the southwest, beyond the Straits of Dover, the North Sea becomes the English Channel connecting to the Atlantic Ocean
  • The largest and most important rivers flowing into the North Sea are the Elbe and the Rhine – Meuse.