- Subject to ENI’s Final Investment Decision, NextChem will act as EPC and technology contractor to implement the plant
- The plant will capture 25,000 tons per year of CO2 emitted by the Casalborsetti natural gas compression station near Ravenna, and will be the first industrial-scale carbon capture and sequester plant in Italy
- NextChem has developed carbon capture solutions to help clients meet targets for reducing greenhouse gases and limiting the rise in the planet's temperature
Milan, xx December 2021 – Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded by ENI a project for a carbon capture plant at the natural gas compressor station of Casalborsetti, in the province of Ravenna. The plant will be able to separate the CO2 from emissions from the station’s turbo compressor, purifying and compressing them, thus allowing the capture of about 25,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide which would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.
Subject to ENI’s Final Investment Decision, NextChem will act as EPC and technology contractor to implement the plant.
The technology used for the capture of CO2 in emissions gasses operates at high efficiency and low power consumption even at low concentrations. It has already been used at the world's largest plant of this type, which captures about 40 million tons per year of CO2 from the flue gases of a power plant in Texas.
NextChem has developed a range of solutions that recycle CO2 to produce new chemicals, in view of an increasingly circular economy based on industrial symbiosis.
Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Maire Tecnimont and NextChem commented: "The capture of CO2, its value enhancement, and its reuse are a fundamental component in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore for the achievement of climate goals to contain global warming. In order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the contribution of technologies for the capture, valorization and sequestration of CO2 will be crucial. We are strongly committed to this technological segment of the energy transition, and this project demonstrates that we are on the right track as we move towards achieving our goals in the Green Energy business. We are proud to have been chosen for this project, which represents a milestone at global level and will enhance the Italian industrial supply chain".
CO2 capture and sequestration definitions
“Capture” refers to the separation of CO2 from exhaust gases before they are released into the atmosphere.
“Sequestration” means the subsequent injection of CO2, once captured, into depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs deep below the Earth’s surface. Such reservoirs keep it permanently trapped in the geological structure or held until subsequent permanent transformation into solids through the process of mineralization.
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.
Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, heads an industrial group which leads the global natural resource conversion market (downstream oil & gas plant engineering, with technological and executive expertise). Its subsidiary NextChem operates in the field of green chemicals and technologies in support of the energy transition. The Maire Tecnimont Group operates in approx. 45 countries, though approx. 50 operative companies and about 9,1000 people. For further information: www.mairetecnimont.it www.nextchem.com
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