The Rotterdam Capture and Storage Demonstration Project (ROAD) is an initative of E.ON Benelux and GDF SUEZ Energie Nederland. As of 2015, ROAD plans to capture 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 per year from a new power plant at the Maasvlakte and will store the captured CO2 in a depleted gas reservoir under the North Sea.
It is worldwide one of the first projects to realise an integrated chain of CO2 capture, transport and storage on a large scale. ROAD aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of CCS and it can be deployed on a large scale on power plants and energy-intensive industries. Within the context of climate policy, CCS will have to make a important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions. The knowledge and experience acquired within ROAD can be instrumental in the commercial introduction of CCS, within 5 to 10 years time. ROAD is co-financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Energy programme for recovery, the Government of the Netherlands and the Global CCS Institute.