MOSCOW (MRC) -- Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, one of the world's leading industrial gas companies, has signed a contract with Zeeland Refinery, a joint venture between TotalEnergies and Lukoil, to provide a carbon capture and liquefaction solution in the Netherlands, accoring to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
CryocapTM FG is a unique solution that enables to capture more than 90% of the emissions from hydrogen production and will contribute to the decarbonization of the Vlissingen site, by capturing more than 800,000 tons of CO2 per year.
As part of the agreement, Air Liquide will provide the License, Process Design Package and technical services for a CryocapTM FG (Flue Gas) plant that will capture more than 90% of the emissions on the two Vlissingen site’s existing hydrogen production units and will have the capacity to liquefy 2,400 tons of CO2 per day.
As part of its decarbonization project, Zeeland refinery will thus be able to reduce its CO2 emissions on the Vlissingen site by more than 800,000 tons per year. The pure and liquefied carbon dioxide will then be transported for storage in the Dutch North Sea.
Cryocap FG is a new unique solvent-free technology solution developed by Air Liquide. It allows the capture and liquefaction of carbon dioxide contained in concentrated flue gases thanks to a combination of Adsorption and Cryogenics technologies. As it uses electricity rather than thermal energy, CryocapTM products can run on renewable energy to further reduce the environmental footprint of the sites equipped with this technology.
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction brings to this project an industry-leading experience in the development and operation of Carbon Dioxide Capture & Liquefaction units, with proven reference. Its CryocapTM unit in Port-Jerome, France, has been in successful operation for more than 5 years.
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