General Electric (GE), exclusive sponsors of Carbon Capture Technology Expo Europe 2022, and Qatar Energy have signed an MoU to explore the feasibility of developing a world-scale carbon hub at Ras Laffan Industrial City which hosts 80 GE gas turbines.
The MoU was signed by Ahmad Saeed Al-Amoodi, QatarEnergy’s Executive Vice President, Surface Development & Sustainability and Joseph Anis, the President & CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Al-Kaabi said: “This MoU affirms QatarEnergy’s Sustainability Strategy and our efforts to implement effective measures to curb emissions and produce cleaner energy using the latest proven emissions reduction technologies. We are pleased to work with GE, who is a strategic partner, to pursue all available avenues including the use of clean energy carriers such as hydrogen as a fuel for gas turbines coupled with efficient and affordable carbon capturing technologies from such turbines, on an unprecedented scale, to achieve a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions.”
Joseph Anis said: “QatarEnergy has a clear vision to lead the transition to a lower carbon industrial landscape. GE has been honoured to support the development of Qatar’s energy infrastructure for decades and we are delighted to collaborate with QatarEnergy on their evolving sustainability journey.
“Exploring pre- combustion technologies such as the use of low carbon fuels to generate power, and post combustion technologies such as carbon capture and sequestration, can potentially significantly reduce the CO2 emissions from QatarEnergy’s facilities. Looking ahead, Qatar has the possibility of becoming a leading global player in the areas of hydrogen, ammonia, and CCS by helping to pilot and scale up these technologies for the rest of the world.”
The collaboration forms part of QatarEnergy’s aims to capture and sequester over 11 million tonnes per annum of CO2 in Qatar by 2035.
QatarEnergy’s Sustainability Strategy includes projects which will help slash emissions from Qatar’s LNG facilities by 35% and from its upstream facilities by 25%.