Why are you involved in CO2Vision?
CO2Vision is a central business development effort for the whole of North Jutland. In this work, we are a natural partner, as we were created to help companies with sustainable development and growth. For us, the special thing about CO2Vision is that it is a joint, strategic effort towards creating a strong business position in the region in relation to capturing, using, transporting and storing CO2 rather than emitting it. By working together to turn CO2 into a resource, we can achieve major climate gains, increased growth and increased employment opportunities.
What do you offer as a partner in CO2Vision?
We have several roles in CO2Vision, we offer in relation to project management, guidance and competence development. Erhvervshus Nordjylland has extensive experience in project management, so we help with the overall project management, which includes, among other things, coordination, management of the schedule, finances and time consumption.
WE also have a role in terms of guidance and sparring with small and medium-sized companies that can become suppliers for the green businesses and products of the future. Specifically, we are currently carrying out 50 individual guidance courses for companies that wish to become subcontractors to the industry. We hold three workshops with the themes: Catching, using and storing. And we have the opportunity to arrange smaller workshops with an introduction to the area and clarification of the possibilities of becoming a supplier.
Finally, we are mainly responsible for the overall effort to educate, upskill and certify managers and employees so that they can handle tasks in relation to developing technologies within CO2 capture, use and transport and storage. Education applies to industries that are already working with, or want to work with, the green transition and that have the potential to contribute to the development of technologies that speak to CO2Vision's purpose. The training also applies to the surrounding value chain, such as subcontractors or consultancy and service companies.
What do you expect to come out of having been part of CO2Vision?
For us, it is essential that the project creates growth and jobs in North Jutland. The consortium's expectation is that there will be many new jobs in the green industry as work with the capture, transport, use and storage of CO2 develops. There are jobs both in North Jutland and in the rest of Denmark, and everything from craftsmen to engineers will be needed. Sustainable growth and development is essential in our region and the rest of Denmark. It is growth and development in the business world that we all have to make a living from, and that which contributes to our well-being.
In addition to growth and employment opportunities in the project, we naturally expect that CO2Vision will contribute to the solution to the CO2 challenge, and become an asset in the goal in the Danish climate policy to reduce greenhouse gases with 70% in the year 2030.
What has it given you to be part of CO2Vision?
Erhvervshus Nordjylland's vision is: To create sustainable growth and development in North Jutland. Here, CO2Vision hits the bull's eye, and can therefore be instrumental in realizing our vision for the benefit of the business world and thus all of us. Our participation in the project will give us an even more central role in business development in North Jutland, where, among other things, at the strategic level we will help point the businesses in North Jutland in a sustainable direction - and it means something to us to be involved to make a difference.