CANSOLV CCS alliance

Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies strengthen strategic alliance on CANSOLV* technology to address growing CCS demand

The alliance aims to drive cost-effective, large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.

By Shell Catalysts & Technologies on Oct 17, 2022

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, October 2022: Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies are building on their successful track record of collaboration by strengthening their strategic alliance, which aims to drive cost-effective, large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects by providing a combination of state-of-the-art technology and project management excellence.

Technip Energies recently joined Shell’s Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam (ETCA) to form a joint, co-located delivery team. This follows Shell’s move to transform the site, previously known as Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam, into an open innovation campus and to invite external parties to co-locate there and work together to solve the world’s biggest energy challenges. Over the next few years, the joint team stationed at ETCA will continue to work towards achieving strong improvements in cost reduction through joint value delivery and improvement programmes.

The strategic alliance is an integrated cooperative relationship for the joint promotion, marketing, licensing and execution of projects using Shell’s CANSOLV CO2 Capture System technology.

The two organisations, which have been working together since 2012, believe that, by enhancing their collaboration, they will be able to better respond to the rapidly growing CCS market and the need for affordable and proven solutions.

In addition to its CANSOLV technology, Shell Catalysts & Technologies brings to the alliance substantial CCS experience gained from supporting Shell’s projects. Technip Energies, which also has a significant CCS track record, brings end-to-end project delivery experience in front-end-engineering design (FEED), engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), commissioning and start-up and life-of-asset services.

Yuri Sebregts, Executive Vice President Technology for Shell says, “Our current cooperation has already unlocked several highly significant improvements. For example, we were able to find ways to make the CANSOLV technology less energy intensive and developed opportunities to modularise and standardise solutions. Consequently, we are able to offer lower capital and operating costs to our customers.”

Arnaud Pieton, CEO, Technip Energies, observes, “Both organisations are recognised global energy leaders, bring complementary skills for CCS and share a similar, bold energy transition vision. Extending our agreement and having a joint delivery team in ETCA are the natural next steps in strengthening our alliance, and will help to drive CCS affordability by developing industrial-scale solutions. This will support the growing demand for CCS across industries and geographies, and will help us to make a significant contribution to a sustainable future.”

*CANSOLV is a Shell trademark.

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About Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Shell Catalysts & Technologies, part of Shell, is a leading technology licensor and brings owner–operator–innovator–capabilities to the market. It has more than 1,200 references for gas processing technologies at gas plants and refineries worldwide.

It supports Shell and non-Shell businesses by working with them to cocreate integrated, customised solutions comprising licensed technologies, refining and petrochemical catalysts, and technical services.

It was formed by combining Shell Global Solutions, a technology licensor with a track record of delivering pioneering process schemes and innovative configurations; Criterion Catalysts & Technologies, the world’s largest hydroprocessing catalyst supplier; and CRI Catalyst Company, a pioneer in the petrochemical catalyst sector.

It operates across the energy value chain: from upstream, gas processing and liquefied natural gas through to downstream refining and petrochemicals.

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About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering.

Operating in 34 countries, Technip Energies’ 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing their clients’ innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

Technip Energies is listed on Euronext Paris with American depositary receipts (ADRs) traded over-the-counter in the United States.

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About the Shell CANSOLV CO2 Capture System

The Shell CANSOLV CO2 Capture System is the only large-scale, post-combustion technology in commercial operation and is based on amine technology.

It uses a regenerable solvent and a proprietary amine to capture up to 99% of the CO2 from low-pressure, oxidised gas streams. As a low-pressure CO2 capture technology, it is well suited for retrofitting at the tail end of existing plants and greenfield projects. The CO2 is released as a pure stream that can be sold, sequestered or used for enhanced oil recovery. The technology is highly adaptable to a wide variety of industrial applications, gas flow rates and CO2 concentrations from 3.5% to 25% and higher. Licensed units treat gases containing a range of CO2 concentrations at capacities up to 1 Mt/y.

About ETCA

Shell has opened the doors of the site that was formerly known as Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam and transformed it into an open campus with a new name – Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam and invited start-ups, scale-ups, research institutions and companies to move onto campus and work together on solutions for cleaner energy.

The Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam houses unique laboratories, offices and testing environments on a combined floor area the size of 13 soccer fields in a large, sustainable building complex.

Currently, up to 1,000 people from 50 countries work on campus, with space for a couple hundred more. Start-ups, scale-ups, research institutions and companies that join the ETCA get access to flexible office spaces, lab spaces and lab services such as 3D printing and possibilities to access our advanced analytical capabilities for materials and product performance evaluation.

In addition, they get access to expertise from the industry. One of the most important assets of the location is the talent pool present in the Amsterdam area in fields like digitisation, system integration and technological upscaling.

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