New CCS Hub Alliance to deliver decarbonisation solutions to CO2 emitters

DORIS, Axens, AWT International, Sea-Quester Offshore and Surbana Jurong Infrastructure have announced the formation of the CCS Hub Alliance, a partnership dedicated to delivering cost-effective and risk-reduced decarbonisation solutions to hard-to-abate CO2 emitters.

With the timetable for penalties on hard-to-abate CO2 emitters being mandated in an increasing number of countries, the Alliance has been formed to provide reliable and economically viable decarbonisation options.

One such decarbonisation solution developed by the Alliance is the CCS Hub Concept, representing a complete carbon capture and disposal supply chain:

  • Onshore post-combustion CO2 capture and conditioning from hard-to-abate emitters
  • Onshore CO2 transportation to port storage, export terminal and offloading facilities
  • Marine CO2 storage and transport providing a floating pipeline concept to access a greater range of disposal options
  • CO2 injection into sub-surface reservoirs with capability to screen offshore and onshore disposal options and assess re-purposing of existing production infrastructure

Said the Alliance in a statement, “The CCS Hub Concept can be re-scaled and optimised to suit any project in any region, allowing the fast-track delivery of conceptual engineering, infrastructure costs and development plans to support clients’ decarbonisation strategies.”

Antony Loane, DORIS’ Business Development Manager for Asia-Pacific, commented, “The CCS Hub Alliance strongly benefits from its capability to cover the entire CCS supply chain from the emissions source to the point of disposal; this expertise enables us to deliver fully integrated and optimised infrastructure for our clients.

We have observed that current CCS technologies are not economical at the large scale needed for regions such as southeast Asia, and this has inspired the CCS Hub Alliance to innovate and develop a cost-effective, reduced-risk decarbonisation system suitable for heavy emitters, with a technology development timeline set for 2030 CO2 disposal date”.