Decarbonisation Technology - May 2023 Issue

Syngas uses Chemicals such as methanol and ammonia Integrated gasication combined-cycle power

Gasi f ication Plastics

Organic materials, including wood chips and municipal waste



Synthetic natural gas


Power-to-liquids Renewable hydrogen from renewable power

Fischer – Tropsch

Synthetic hydrocarbon liquids Transport fuels L u bricants

CO including pre-combustion (ADIP U ltra ), post-combustion (Cansolv CO), pyrolysis of biomass and future direct air capture




Figure 5 Shell Catalysts & Technologies offers technologies that can create syngas from multiple renewable feedstocks and creates a range of desirable low-carbon products from syngas

engineering backgrounds to create simple, standard units using modular offsite building techniques that can be conveniently transported by truck to their destinations. One example of this collaboration is the CCS project with Hafslund Oslo Celsio, which recently received a final investment decision, with the intent to be fully operational by 2026. This project is set to reduce the city of Oslo’s emissions by 17%. Syngas value chain Syngas deserves a special focus because it is a path that holds a lot of promise for creating

sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other synthetic hydrocarbon liquids. The syngas value chain, shown in Figure 5 , begins with the gasification of renewable feedstocks such as organic biomass and waste plastic into syngas and hydrogen, which is then converted to SAF or other products using the Fischer–Tropsch process. Additionally, the power-to-liquids route, which uses captured CO 2 , can be used for syngas production. The use of reverse water-gas shift to turn CO 2 directly captured from the air into carbon monoxide could be a potential solution for achieving total carbon circularity in the


Nature-based solutions


Shell buys low-carbon electricity for its own use and sale



Power station

Power station benets from guaranteed stable otake and Shell’s distr i bution network

Shell’s onshore Canadian gas elds

C ansolv CO capture system


Residential and commercial


Shell CCS, Alberta

Shell underground CO storage (Onshore, Alberta)

Figure 6 Shell’s integrated approach could enable the company to reach its net-zero transition milestones while delivering benefits for multiple parties:  supply of natural gas;  post-combustion CO 2 capture;  CO 2 transport and storage;  carbon credits;  electricity purchase agreements


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