Qatar Energy Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with General Electric to develop a roadmap to sequester carbon from the energy sector in the State of Qatar.
According to a press release seen by the specialized energy platform, the memorandum aims to study the feasibility of developing a central facility of international standards to capture and inject carbon dioxide in Ras Laffan Industrial City, which includes more than 80 gas turbines manufactured by General Electric.
The signing ceremony of the agreement was witnessed by the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Energy, Engineer Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, and it was signed by Ahmed Saeed Al-Amoudi, Executive Vice President for Surface Facilities Development and Sustainability at the company, and Joseph Anis, CEO of General Electric for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
For his part, Engineer Saad Sherida Al Kaabi affirmed Qatar Energy’s strong commitment to mitigating the effects of climate change.
“This MoU underscores Qatar’s energy sustainability strategy and our efforts to implement effective measures to reduce emissions and produce cleaner energy using the latest and proven emission reduction technologies,” he said.
He continued: “We are pleased to work with General Electric, which is a strategic partner of ours, to pursue all available avenues, including the use of clean fuels such as hydrogen as fuel for gas turbines, as well as efficient and economical carbon capture technologies, which will contribute in an unprecedented way to achieving a significant reduction in emissions. carbon dioxide from these turbines.”
Low carbon industrial environment
For his part, Joseph Anis said that Qatar Energy has a clear vision to lead the transition to a low-carbon industrial environment, and General Electric has been honored to support the development of energy infrastructure in Qatar for decades, and we are pleased to cooperate with Doha in its tireless efforts for sustainability.
He explained that exploring pre-combustion technologies, such as using low-carbon fuels for power generation, and post-combustion technologies, such as carbon capture and capture, can contribute significantly to reducing carbon dioxide emissions from Qatar Energy’s facilities.
He continued, “Looking into the future, Qatar has the potential to become a leading global player in hydrogen, ammonia and carbon storage through its pioneering role in these technologies and extending them to the rest of the world.”
It is noteworthy that Qatar Energy recently launched its updated sustainability strategy, which identified multiple pioneering initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon capture and capture technology to capture more than 11 million tons of carbon dioxide annually in the State of Qatar by 2035.
These initiatives will further reduce the amount of carbon generated from LNG facilities in Qatar by up to 35%, and in exploration and production facilities by up to 25% (compared to the previous targets set by 25% and 15%, respectively), which strengthens the commitment Qatar will supply cleaner natural gas on a large scale to facilitate the transition to low-carbon energy.
The carbon capture roadmap will include the development of carbon capture and capture technologies, the use of hydrogen, and the possible use of ammonia in GE’s gas turbines to reduce carbon emissions from gas turbines.
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