TotalEnergies, four partners sign MoU to research CCS in Normandy, France

Sabrin Jama

12-Jul-2021

LONDON (ICIS)–TotalEnergies and four other large companies, including petrochemicals major Borealis, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to research carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in Normandy, the French energy major said on Monday.

The MoU also includes Norwegian fertilizers major Yara, energy provider Esso and industrial gases major Air Liquide.

The first phase will focus on the technical and economic feasibility of the project, which is aiming to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 3m tonnes/year by 2030.

This is equivalent to the emissions of more than 1m passenger cars, said TotalEnergies.

The five companies will seek funding from European, French and regional authorities.

“The ability of industrial players to reduce their CO2 emissions in the medium and long term is a key issue for the sustainability of industrial activities and ecosystems in the area of Axe Seine/Normandy,” said TotalEnergies.

“The companies involved in the MoU have agreed to collaborate to assess the technical and economic feasibility of implementing an industrial CO2 capture and storage (CCS) chain, from their industrial facilities to ultimate storage in the North Sea,” it added.

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