Carbon Capture: Technip Energies, Century Aluminum and Talos Energy

Energy companies are committing to a net-zero carbon future through increasing innovation and fostering active technology collaborations.

Technip Energies and Petronas

Technip Energies and Petronas have agreed to collaborate on a strategic framework to develop and commercialise carbon capture technologies.

Both companies will work together on furthering the development of carbon capture technologies and the associated services and equipment to help operators reduce their assets’ carbon emissions sustainably. The partnership includes Petronas’ Rotating Pack Bed assisted cryogenic CO2 recovery technology (CryoMin) and membrane-based CO2 recovery technology (PN2).

The collaboration will generate unique synergies by combining both companies’ respective experiences in developing essential technologies to capture and manage CO2. Petronas has identified carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies among core enablers towards achieving its carbon neutrality ambition.

Century Aluminum Company and Qair

Meanwhile, in Iceland, Norðurál Grundartangi ehf (a subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company) and Qair (an independent renewable power producer) have agreed to develop a solution to capture CO2 from the Grundartangi smelter in Iceland. If successful, the captured CO2 would be used to produce eFuel in connection with Qair’s hydrogen plant, which is planned on a site next to Grundartangi. It uses Iceland’s 100% renewable energy resources to create Natur-Al aluminium, which has one of the lowest CO₂ footprints in the world.

Freeport LNG Development and Talos Energy Inc

In the US, Freeport LNG Development, LP, and Talos Energy Inc. have executed a letter of intent to develop a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project, called the Freeport LNG CCS project (Flng CCS). It is near Freeport LNG’s natural gas pretreatment facilities located near Freeport, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, around 60 miles southwest of Houston, Texas, US.

The project will use a Freeport LNG-owned geological sequestration site located less than half a mile from the point of capture with up to a 30-year injection term and permanently sequester CO2. The site is also near 15 million tonnes/year of incremental CO2 emissions from major industrial sources.

Talos will be the project manager and operator and will be joined by its partner, Storegga Geotechnologies Limited, the lead developer of the Acorn CCS project in the UK. The companies anticipate the first injection could occur by year-end 2024. The project is still subject to the execution of definitive agreements.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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