Chemical Technology, Raw Materials
prnewswire | August 04, 2023
Enerkem Inc. and Technip Energies have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a Collaboration Agreement aimed at accelerating the deployment of Enerkem's technology platform for biofuels and circular chemical products from non-recyclable waste materials.
Enerkem specializes in the development and commercialization of its groundbreaking gasification technology transforming non-recyclable waste into biofuels, low-carbon fuels and circular chemicals, catering to hard-to-abate sectors such as sustainable aviation and marine fuels. Since 2016, Enerkem has been operating a commercial demonstration scale facility in Alberta, Canada. Additionally, the company is currently involved in the development and construction of new commercial-scale waste-to-methanol facilities in Canada and Europe.
Technip Energies, having successfully executed bio and low-carbon fuels projects worldwide, will contribute its expertise in engineering, technology integration and project delivery to support projects developed by Enerkem. This partnership will enhance Enerkem's project delivery capacity and speed. Furthermore, the collaboration will focus on strategic efforts to optimize design elements and industrialize the approach through the replication of Enerkem's designs for future projects.
To expedite the deployment of its technology, Enerkem intends to establish a Development Company (DevCo). The purpose of DevCo is to acquire sites and secure relevant permits for the replicable methanol biorefinery design, supporting the production of bio and low-carbon fuels, as well as circular chemicals.
Dominique Boies, CEO of Enerkem, stated: "We are excited to partner with Technip Energies to accelerate the deployment of Enerkem's technology in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Technip Energies' extensive expertise will enable Enerkem's clients to benefit from projects speed to market and cost efficiencies, supporting their decarbonization efforts and sustainability goals."
Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Circularity of Technip Energies, said: "We are pleased to join forces with Enerkem on the deployment of its technology platform to convert waste into sustainable and valuable end products such as biofuels. By leveraging our expertise in engineering, sustainable chemistry and biofuels projects, we will support project execution and Enerkem's technology deployment."
Founded in 2000, Enerkem develops and commercializes its groundbreaking gasification technology transforming non-recyclable waste into biofuels, low-carbon fuels and circular chemicals for hard-to-abate sectors, including sustainable aviation and marine fuels. Its solution tackles both challenges of waste management and dependency on fossil fuel products while contributing to the development of a circular economy for a sustainable, net-zero-carbon future.
Headquartered in Montreal, Enerkem employs close to 300 people in Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK, and has various projects worldwide, including the world's first commercial scale biorefinery producing advanced bio-methanol and circular methanol from non-recyclable waste in Alberta, Canada. In partnership with key strategic partners, a large-scale facility based on Enerkem's waste-to-methanol platform is under construction in Quebec, Canada, and is scheduled to start operations in 2025. In Tarragona, Spain, Enerkem's technology is at the heart of the Ecoplanta project which will produce biomethanol and circular methanol from non-recyclable waste.
About Technip Energies
Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry, and CO2 management.
businesswire | August 16, 2023
Ingevity Corporation announced it has entered into a renewable product purchase agreement (RPPA) with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, to produce offsetting renewable energy to lower Scope 2 emissions related to Ingevity’s United States (U.S.) manufacturing locations.
Ingevity aims to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and be carbon neutral for absolute GHG emissions from manufacturing operations by 2050. Ingevity’s sustainability commitment includes decarbonization through increasing the use of renewable energy in its operations and by collaborating with renewable energy producers like NextEra Energy Resources to increase the amount of renewable energy available in the U.S.
“Ingevity was founded on using renewably-sourced chemistries and materials to purify, protect and enhance,” said Ingevity president and CEO, John Fortson. “Collaborating with NextEra Energy Resources for the development of a solar facility in a location in the U.S. with high electricity demands to create renewably-sourced energy is a natural extension of our sustainability profile and an important element in our effort to achieve carbon neutrality for the benefit of our operations and the industries that rely on our products to advance their own sustainability goals.”
As part of the agreement, Ingevity will receive 85 megawatts of capacity at a new NextEra Energy Resources solar site to be constructed in North Texas. With Ingevity’s commitment to the project and NextEra Energy Resources’ deep expertise in developing and generating renewable energy, the project will contribute a significant source of sustainable energy to Texas.
“We have a history of collaborating with Ingevity to develop customized solutions to help meet their goals,” said Rebecca Kujawa, NextEra Energy Resources president and CEO. “In terms of reducing carbon emissions, a solar project of this scale is equivalent to the electricity needed to power an average of 14,000 homes per year, with the added benefits of generating new jobs and creating economic impacts for Texas and beyond.”
In exchange for Ingevity’s commitment to the project, Ingevity will receive and retire renewable energy credits to offset a significant portion of its Scope 2 emissions from U.S. manufacturing locations and advance the company toward its 2050 target.
NextEra Energy Resources and Ingevity expect the solar facility to be fully operational by the end of 2025.
About NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 27,400 megawatts of total net generating capacity, primarily in 40 states and Canada as of year-end 2022. NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, a world leader in battery storage and is driving the development of the green hydrogen economy. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet. NextEra Energy Resources offers a wide range of clean energy solutions to help businesses and customers across the country meet their emissions reduction goals. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE).
AboutIngevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance
Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. We operate in three reporting segments: Performance Chemicals, which includes specialty chemicals and pavement technologies; Advanced Polymer Technologies, which includes biodegradable plastics and polyurethane materials; and Performance Materials, which includes activated carbon. Our products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including adhesives, agrochemicals, asphalt paving, bioplastics, coatings, elastomers, lubricants, pavement markings, publication inks, oil exploration and production and automotive components. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 31 countries around the world and employs approximately 2,050 people.
Chemical Management, Products and Technologies
prnewswire | August 22, 2023
Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, and Biohydrogen Technologies have announced an agreement to develop and deploy advanced synthesis gas reactor technology primarily for the production of blue hydrogen.
Lummus' Green Circle business unit will provide to Biohydrogen Technologies its expertise in hydrogen and synthesis gas plant design, reactor scale-up and design, and proprietary equipment supply. This technology is an economically attractive solution to address the large-scale production of blue hydrogen. The technology is also differentiated from other possible solutions due to its higher thermal efficiency, lower capital cost, small footprint and ability to capture more than 99% of the carbon dioxide at pressure.
"As the world looks for solutions to generate significant quantities of hydrogen for energy use while lowering CO2 emissions, Lummus is proud to partner with Biohydrogen Technologies to address this critical challenge for our industry and society," said Leon de Bruyn, President and CEO of Lummus Technology. "By joining together, we will help further develop and deploy decarbonized solutions to the market."
"The combination of Biohydrogen Technologies Intellectual Property and Green Circle / Lummus Technology skills in design, engineering & licensing will shortly allow bulk hydrogen production from natural gas with a thermal efficiency of 90% (LCV) and 99% CO2 capture to become a practical reality," said Geoff Weedon, CEO of Biohydrogen Technologies.
Green Circle concentrates and expands Lummus Technology's capabilities to capture new opportunities in the energy transition and circular economy. Green Circle is a leader in providing economically and technically sound solutions to process solid wastes containing plastics; process various renewable bio-based feedstocks to value-added chemicals, polymers and fuels; decarbonize refinery and petrochemicals assets; expand production of blue hydrogen and biofuels; and treat industrial wastewater.
Lummus Technology is the global leader in developing technology solutions that make modern life possible and focus on a more sustainable, low carbon future. We license process technologies in clean fuels, renewables, petrochemicals, polymers, gas processing and supply lifecycle services, catalysts, proprietary equipment and digitalization to customers worldwide.
About Biohydrogen Technologies Limited: Biohydrogen Technologies Limited (BHT) is a UK registered company specializing in process design and engineering of synthesis gas production systems for the hydrogen, methanol and ammonia markets. We are active in the design of hydrogen production facilities from both natural gas and biogas with carbon capture, the latter of which results in net CO2 capture from atmosphere, at by far the lowest cost and highest thermal efficiency of all known CO2 atmospheric removal processes.