TES and VBSA decarbonizing Swiss waste-to-energy plants

CCUS Hydrogen

Switzerland – Collaboration between TES and the Swiss Association of Waste-to-Energy Plant Operators (VBSA) is helping to collect and export CO2 from Switzerland. By combining recovered CO2 with hydrogen to produce a closed, zero-emissions energy loop, TES is building a business model to deliver significant amounts of affordable, renewable eNG (green gas).

To decarbonize Switzerland’s waste-to-energy facilities, which generate around 4 million tons of CO2 yearly, a partnership between TES and the VBSA was established. TES and OGE are collaborating to build a 1,000-kilometer-long CO2 transport system in Germany to move CO2 from Wilhelmshaven, where the TES Green Energy Hub is situated, to various industrial sites where it will be transported, sequestered, or used to make eNG. This infrastructure is connected to Basel and other significant Swiss locations by pipelines and railways.

Circular energy loop

In order to size the German transportation system and any related routes, it is necessary to know how much CO2 must be evacuated from Switzerland and over what time frame. This information will be obtained through the cooperation.

The green energy hub from TES will ignite a circular economy with zero carbon emissions in Wilhelmshaven. Recycled CO2 will operate as a transporter for green hydrogen by being captured at the source and transported to locations where it can either be sequestered or combined with green hydrogen to generate eNG, resulting in a closed, circular energy loop with no emissions. The key entrance point for affordable, safe, and green energy in Europe will be the Wilhelmshaven Green Energy Hub.