Total, Siemens to study emissions reduction

By Keefe Borden14 April 2021

Total and Siemens Energy agreed to study ways to reduce CO2 emissions, a collaboration that will focus on natural gas liquefaction and associated power generation.

The partnership will study the development of combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, all-electric liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants and enhanced efficiency.

“This collaboration with Siemens Energy, a major player in the energy technology sector, brings many opportunities to further reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, especially in our strategic LNG business,” said Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total.

The development of low-carbon LNG will help satisfy the growth in demand for energy while reducing the carbon intensity of energy products, he said.

“We are pleased to partner with Total as one of the main players in the LNG value chain to explore how we can competitively reduce the carbon footprint of brownfield and greenfield LNG projects,” said Thorbjörn Fors, Executive Vice President of the Industrial Applications Division at Siemens Energy.

Total is the world’s second largest privately owned LNG company, with a global portfolio of nearly 50 million tonnes per year (MTPA) by 2025 and a global market share of about 10%. The company owns a stake in liquefaction plants in Qatar, Nigeria, Russia, Norway, Oman, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Australia and Angola. It markets LNG throughout the world.

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