Rohrdorfer Group and gas network company Bayernets have published a feasibility study for a proposed CO2 transport network in Bavaria in Upper Austria. The first stage of the CO2peline plan will be to create an ‘island’ network between the Rohrdorfer cement plant in Upper Bavaria and the so-called ‘Bavarian chemical triangle.’ An additional connection to the industrial and chemical region of Linz in Austria would add additional CO₂ sources, places of use and temporary storage sites to the grid. Further expansion plans could see the network expanded to cover the whole of Bavaria. A future connection to a Germany-based national network and international routes could further link the network to other locations where CO2 is both produced and used, as well as creating routes to sequestration sites.
No dates have been released for the proposed CO2 pipeline network. However, the project notes that Germany is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2045 and Bavaria and Austria by 2040.