Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
With around 50Gt/year of CO2 equivalent emitted globally and the corresponding impact on the environment, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is no longer a question but a necessity.
The Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015, aims at limiting global warming to well below 2°C and many scenarios are showing the potential evolutions of the emissions levels according to the policy frameworks, announced policy intentions and what should be done to achieve these goals.
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According to the IEA and many others, no single solution but a large range of policies and technologies are needed across every sector to keep climate targets, to go from the Stated Policies Scenarios (STEPS) to the Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) scenarios in term of level of energy-related and industrial emissions.
Among the panel of listed solutions, classified in three main categories (Efficiency, Renewables and others), Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) has a key role to play.
The Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) encloses all technologies dedicated to remove CO2 from flue gas and from the atmosphere, to recycle this CO2 for utilization in chemical applications for instance and/or store it in geological cavities
Depending on the sources, CC(U)S might allow to reduce 5.4 billion tons per annum of CO2 captured and permanently stored in 2050. This projection highlights the need of retrofitting existing infrastructures and deploying carbon capture technologies together with low-carbon technologies.
Many actors in various sectors are already committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 with new commitments emphasizing CCS as a key solution, one of the first topic selected by the majors involved in the OGCI (Oil & Gas Climate Initiative).
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Among the energy-related GHG emissions, the power sector is the largest carbon emitter accounting for 40% of the emissions splitted between power coal, gas and oil. Within the Industry sector, cement, iron and steel plants represent approximately 53% of the emissions and are among the hardest to decarbonize with the oil refining activities.Discover
CO2 Gas Drying
The dehydration of CO2 streams presents specificities such as corrosiveness, acid gases co-absorption and TEG recovery. Consequently, for decades, it has been seen as a challenge for the operators. This stands true in various industries and particularly in the oil&gas sector, whether on highly sour natural gases or on pure CO2 streams for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) purpose.Discover
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Leverage Axens Horizon long experience in adapting existing site to meet you low carbon strategy though accurate master planning and development of carbon captures solution and process solutions minimizing emission.Discover
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