Denmark becomes the first country in the world to import CO2 and store it under the sea
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Denmark has launched a project to store carbon dioxide 1,800 metres below the North Sea, making it the first country in the world to bury CO2 imported from another country.
CO2 burial project, where carbon is injected into the site of an old oil field to prevent further warming of the atmosphere.
The project is called "Greensand" and is being led by British chemical Giant Ineos and German oil company Wintershall Dia.
The project aims to store eight million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030.
The North Sea was chosen for the project because it already has pipelines and potential storage sites due to decades of oil and gas production.
According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), EU member states released 3.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2020 alone.
Capital - Copenhagen
Prime Minister - Mette Frederiksen
Official name - Kingdom of Denmark
Official language - Danish
Currency - Krone
Form of Government - constitutional monarchy
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