ADNOC and Fertiglobe to pilot modular carbon capture technology

ADNOC and Fertiglobe to pilot modular carbon capture technology

Pilot follows ADNOC’s recent announcement to double carbon capture capacity to 10 mtpa of CO2 by 2030

  • By ICN Bureau | October 04, 2023

ADNOC and Fertiglobe, the strategic partnership between ADNOC and OCI Global, announced the pilot deployment of the world’s first cost-effective modular CycloneCC carbon capture unit at Fertiglobe’s 100% owned nitrogen fertilizer plant in the Al Ruwais Industrial Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The CycloneCC technology, which has been developed by Carbon Clean, is designed to improve the economics of point source carbon capture within industrial facilities.

Sophie Hildebrand, ADNOC Chief Technology Officer, said: “Across ADNOC, we are exploring every opportunity to decarbonize our operations and leverage technology and partnerships as part of our journey to Net Zero by 2045. Developing and deploying cost-effective carbon capture technologies is critical to achieving our annual target of 10 million tons of carbon capture, utilization and storage capacity by 2030.”

Today’s announcement supports ADNOC’s recent decision to double its carbon capture capacity to 10 million tons per annum (mtpa) of carbon dioxide (CO2). As part of its wider carbon management strategy, ADNOC aims to create a unique platform that connects all the sources of emissions and sequestration sites to accelerate the delivery of ADNOC and the UAE’s decarbonization goals. It builds on ADNOC’s recent final investment decision to develop its pioneering 1.5 mtpa Habshan carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project.

The deployment of the CycloneCC carbon capture unit is one of a number of projects Fertiglobe is exploring as part of its commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its operations and meeting the increasing demand for low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia.

Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO of Fertiglobe, said: “We take the climate challenge very seriously and believe that the carbon capture technology will play a significant role in the transition to a more sustainable future. We are pleased that ADNOC, a pioneer in carbon capture and storage in the Middle East, has selected Carbon Clean’s innovative and proprietary carbon capture technology for deployment at our nitrogen fertilizer plant in Ruwais, and view this partnership as a further step towards achieving the UAE's decarbonization and net zero ambitions.”

Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean, said: “This project is hugely significant given it’s the first industrial deployment of CycloneCC technology anywhere in the world. We are moving a step closer to achieving full commercialization of this modular solution which will play a vital role in decarbonizing heavy industries and achieving net-zero targets. I’m especially pleased to be working alongside ADNOC, which is at the forefront of efforts to develop climate-critical sectors such as CCUS.”

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