In Italy, an industry consortium has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the study of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) project in Dalmine. The plan is to utilize the captured carbon dioxide (CO2) in the food and beverages sector as well as within metalworking.
Please reload the page
Do you want to read the whole article?
- Six editions per year
- Full access to all digital content
- The E-magazine Bioenergy international
- And more ...
The consortium consists of international pipe producer and supplier Tenaris Group, engineering and construction firm Società Azionaria Italiana Perforazione e Montaggi S.p.A (Saipem), and industrial gas major SIAD Group.
The project covers the capture of 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day produced by the thermal power plant located at the TenarisDalmine manufacturing facility in Dalmine, Italy.
This project is part of Tenaris’s goal to reduce by 30 percent its CO2 emissions by 2030. In Italy, we are actively working towards this goal through investments and projects to reduce air pollution, promote energy efficiency, and reduce raw material consumption as well as increase the content of recycled material in our products, along with the valorization and reuse of our by-products, said Michele Della Briotta, President of Tenaris Europe and CEO TenarisDalmine.
Using Saipem’s proprietary CO2 Solutions technology, the captured CO2 will subsequently be used by SIAD, specifically in the food and beverage industry, for crops, in water treatment, in metal processing, and as a refrigerant gas with a reduced environmental impact.
Saipem CO2 Solutions technology is based on an innovative enzymatic process used for CO2 capture and enables the use of waste heat whilst avoiding the use of toxic substances used in other processes.
The agreement with Tenaris and SIAD confirms Saipem’s role in offering cutting-edge technological solutions for reducing environmental impact. The participation in this project consolidates our strategy of decarbonization in industrial sectors and confirms the role of Saipem as the ideal partner for Net Zero, said Francesco Caio, CEO and General Manager of Saipem.
The agreement among the three companies is structured in various phases, the first of which will be a feasibility study.
SIAD participates in this project because we are convinced that innovation, which has always been one of our values, is the basis for the development of environmental sustainability. The CO2 can be used by our customers for innovative applications in the environmental and food sectors, such as the production of micronutrients from algae or low-impact hydroponic farming. The recovery and use of CO2 enable the development of an increasingly circular and sustainable economy, said Bernardo Sestini, CEO of SIAD.