Affirmed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the agreement will see DORIS applying its expertise in full engineering services to integrate Axens’ carbon capture technologies such as DMX and AdvAmine with hard-to-abate sectors of industry.
The partnership aims to cover the full CO2 value chain, from capture at the point of emission (fuel combustion and industrial processes), up to the usage or permanent storage.
Stating that CCUS is one of numerous solutions that can aid in industrial decarbonisation, Olivier Benyessaad, Head of Strategy for EAME APAC region, DORIS, added that the main challenges surrounding larger deployment related to the total cost of ownership of the solution.
“With Axens technological know-how, we are now able to propose integrated and cost effective solutions for all our industrial clients who are looking at implementing CCUS solutions.”
One of the solutions, AdvAmine, is a gas sweetening technology that aids in the removal of contaminants like CO2, H2S, Mercaptans and COS, while DMX is a process that utilises a solvent to capture CO2 from flue gas across a range of processes including power stations, waste incinerators, cement plans, and is adapted for use on industrial smoke or industrial gas when CO2 partial pressures are low to medium.
“Axens will leverage on AdvAmine 60 years’ operating experience on natural gas sweetening to widely deploy its DMX breakthrough technology that removes CO2 from industrial flue gas,” explained Rachid Chennit, Vice President, Low Carbon Solutions & Gas, Axens.
“DORIS expertise in engineering combined with Axens technology know-how will bring a strong added value to all industrials willing to reduce their CO2 emissions.”
Having stated that CCS is a necessary technology to reaching Net Zero emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) both encourage an acceleration of global carbon capture capacity, with the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario targeting around 900 MtCO2 (million tonnes) per year by 2030 and 5,400 MtCO2 by 2050.