Global CCS Institute welcomes world’s first commercial steel CCS project
Source: World Coal
As the 22nd conference of the parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins in Marrakech, the Global CCS Institute has indicated that the Al Reyadah project in Abu Dhabi is a critical milestone in making industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) a commercial reality as the world looks for new ways to drive significant reductions in CO2 emissions.
The project, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar, the clean technology and renewable energy arm of the Abu Dhabi government, will capture CO2 from Emirates Steel manufacturing, transfer it to the Al Reyadah plant for compression and dehydration and transport it through a buried pipeline to ADNOC’s NEB and Bab oilfields for enhanced oil recovery.
Global CCS Institute Chief Executive Officer, Brad Page, congratulated ADNOC and Masdar on the successful launch of Al Reyadah following four years of development.
“CCS is the only technology capable of achieving deep cuts in emissions from necessary industrial production processes, such as iron and steel, cement, fertilizers, and natural gas processing so the opening of Al Reyadah is a major achievement in reducing emissions for this industry,” Page said. “The project is another step towards meeting national as well as global climate targets and further demonstrates CCS as a proven technology which can to reduce CO2 emissions at the lowest possible cost.”
“This is a key project in the Institute’s portfolio of large-scale CCS projects in operation or under construction which, by the end of 2017, is expected to have operational CO2 capture capacity of approximately 40 million tpy”, he concluded.
The Al Reyadah project is expected to capture and store 800 000 toy of CO2 emissions and is the first iron and steel project of its kind in the world.