Carbon Capture and Storage in key industries
Energy-intensive industries producing basic materials, such as steel, petrochemicals, or cement are responsible for around 22 percent of global CO2 emissions. These are considered unavoidable since there is no carbon-free alternative to their methods. Due to the challenges they are facing in becoming carbon-neutral, they are known as “hard-to-abate” sectors. Their emissions keep increasing because of the growing demand as the world develops. Reversing this trend and aligning the emissions’ trajectory with the goals of global climate agreements is an urgent task.
MAN Energy Solutions offers carbon capture and utilization technologies that support the extraction and compression of CO2. Once captured, CO2 can be stored and reused to form the backbone of a circular carbon economy.
Our Compression Technology for Carbon Capture
MAN plays a key role
in carbon capture: We provide the compression technology necessary for
the various CO2 gas streams within the capture process (amine, cryo, PSA,
membrane), thereby integrating compression duties for CO2 liquefaction or
delivery to pipeline for transportation.
The MAN RG compressor can contain up to ten impeller stages. This enables a very compact design, compression of a wide range of gases, and a high-pressure ratio. Our complete package option consists of a compressor core unit, driver, process gas coolers, lube oil system, process piping, and auxiliaries. This ensures the shortest possible on-site installation times
Find the right Carbon Capture and Storage Technology for Your Plant
MAN Energy Solutions is your expert for Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) technologies: We supply the technology for the compression of CO2/super-critical CO2, for the liquefaction of CO2 and for heat recovery and heat integration for process plants.We focus on modularization and standardization of our CCUS solutions to decrease complexity and workload on site for our customers,
Greener cement industry with CCUS
Together with strong partners, MAN Energy Solutions offers carbon capture as a solution to its customers in the industry sector. As one of them, Heidelberg Materials Norcem will realize the world's first carbon capture facility for large-scale cement production
Emission capturing at Heidelberg Materials
As one of the biggest producers and distributors of building materials in the world, Heidelberg Materials aims to make its entire product portfolio climate-neutral by 2050.
Soon, Norcem will have the world’s first cement facility to realize a carbon capture plant in Norway. In 2024, the subsidiary of Heidelberg Materials will commission a system in Brevik developed by MAN Energy Solutions and Aker Carbon Capture. The goal of the two partners is to develop even more efficient capture processes – one key to this is heat recovery. “Carbon Capture Heat Recovery” (CCHR®) uses heat pump technology based on the MAN CO2 compressor, thus reducing the capture plant’s energy consumption by 30 %.
Also using carbon capture, the cement facility will capture, compress, and liquefy 400,000 tons of CO2 per year – around half of its total carbon dioxide emissions – and transport it by ships to an underground storage facility.
CO2 Transport Hub and Offshore Storage
Port of Rotterdam CO₂ Transport Hub and Offshore Storage (PORTHOS)
MAN Energy Solutions is providing the compression technology expertise necessary for a CCUS project in the Netherlands. PORTHOS plans to store some 2.5 million tons of CO2 per year under the North Sea. The CO2 will be captured by various companies in the Rotterdam port area. Three MAN RG compressor trains pressurize the CO2 to 132 bar in order to transport and inject the gas more than 3,000 m under the sea.More information on the world's first carbon capture plant
Shell Quest has discovered a unique safe solution for CO2 sequestration
The Shell Quest CCS facility in Canada captures and then sequesters CO2 underground in a geological formation setting a new industry standard in CCS. The facility demonstrates that proven technologies across the CCS industry can be used in unique and sustainable ways to reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere.Go to article on CCS storage in Canada
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Frequently asked questions
The CO2 can be captured after combustion using methods such as amine treatment, cryogenic capture or pressure swing adsorption. Most-commonly it is captured by amine absorption. The CO2 is removed by a chemical absorption process that involves exposing a flue gas stream to an aqueous amine solution. CO2 reacts with the amines to form a soluble carbonate salt. This reaction is reversible and the CO2 can be released by heating the solution with the carbonate salt in a separate stripping column. The pure CO2 is then compressed and transported to a storage site.
In many cases, the captured CO2 can serve a new purpose in other industries. For example, CO2 is needed at industrial sites making fertilizers, plastics and rubber; and it has numerous applications throughout the food and beverage industry, and in the medical industry. The purified CO2 can be transported to those facilities that utilize CO2 as feedstock.
CO2 can also be used to enrich greenhouse air to increase plant yields. Installations that traditionally emit large amounts of carbon dioxide are candidates for CCS technology, either retrofitted or as part of new plant construction. There are currently 27 large-scale CCS projects operating around the world, with many more expected.
Carbon sequestration is the process of removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it.
Reducing the CAPEX of carbon capture
Modular MAN CCUS
Modularization will play a key role in scaling up carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) as needed. With its unique expertise and skills, MAN CCUS offers modularized compression solutions for every capture technology. Based on years of experience in the compression of dry and wet CO2 and over a million hours of operation in CCUS applications, the modules are engineered to reduce delivery and erecting times.Download white paper
Capture your unavoidable emissions
Our modular approach reduces project complexity and lead times, mitigates risks, and keeps down CAPEX. MAN CCUS features modular compression solutions for all available capture technologies.Go modular – towards net zero
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In addition to our technology for Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, which are a central element of our decarbonization technologies portfolio, we provide digitalization and core products made to last. Leveraging our extensive knowledge in these areas, we are charting the course toward a sustainable future.