SLNG and Linde team up for CO2 facility in Singapore
Singapore LNG (SLNG) and Linde Gas have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore options of a CO2 liquefaction and storage facility at the SLNG terminal on Jurong Island.
The CO2 facility project concept involves using cold energy from the SLNG terminal’s operations to liquefy CO2. It will also use both companies’ combined expertise in carbon capture, liquefaction, as well as cryogenic storage and handling solutions.
They will store the liquefied CO2 (LCO2) in tanks onsite before they transport it later for end-use.
If feasible, this could be the first such facility in Singapore and the region. This refers to using existing cold energy from SLNG to liquefy CO2; thereby directly capturing CO₂ which would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.
Tan Soo Koong, CEO SLNG, said, “Energy security has been and continues to be of utmost importance to SLNG. At the same time, it is also our vision to catalyse new possibilities in the energy transition and this includes supporting new solutions for a lower carbon future, in step with the government’s Singapore Green Plan 2030. ”
“This project allows us to realise SLNG’s cold energy recovery objectives with a two-fold benefit; cold energy recovery with high efficiency, as well as effective liquefaction and storage to reduce CO₂ emissions.”
Initially, the project will target to liquefy, store and transport CO₂ for the project partners. Later, it could handle CO2 from more sources, with an open-access, multi-user concept.
Qian Wen Bin from Linde’s Asia Pacific added: “Linde has been innovating technologies for carbon management for decades. We believe that the application of Linde’s knowledge and experience in carbon capture, liquefaction, and storage together with SLNG’s cold energy capability will be a key innovative and efficient enabler for Singapore’s decarbonisation plans.”