Essar selects SNOX™ technology from Topsoe for carbon capture project

Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, has been selected by Essar Oil UK, a leading integrated downstream energy company, to be a technology licensor for its carbon capture facility, based in Stanlow, North West England.

Topsoe will deliver its SNOX™ technology for the removal of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, dust and other contaminants from the flue gas emitted in the production process. Topsoe’s technology will be one of a number of integrated licensed solutions supporting Essar’s plant, and will contribute to reducing their CO2 footprint.

Elena Scaltritti, CCO, Topsoe, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as technology licensor for Essar Oil UK and support them in meeting their decarbonization targets. The agreement represents a landmark step for Topsoe’s development in the United Kingdom, and we look forward to working with Essar on this important project, which is a great example of how the fossil industry can decarbonize itself.”

Deepak Maheshwari, CEO of Essar Oil UK, said: “We are ready to move into the next phase of Essar Oil UK’s decarbonization strategy.  With an investment of $1.2 billion, Essar Oil UK is positioned to be the world’s first low carbon refinery. The industrial carbon capture facility, combined with our upcoming hydrogen fuel switching project, will reduce the refinery’s CO2 emissions by 95%. Topsoe is a valuable partner in this endeavor. With Topsoe’s SNOX™ technology we are getting a well proven and highly sustainable flue-gas treatment.”

What is SNOX™?
With SNOX™ technology, refineries, power plants, carbon black manufacture can remove sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulates and other contaminants from flue gases. The sulfur is recovered in the form of commercial grade concentrated sulfuric acid. The SNOX TM process works without any consumption of water and limestone, and without generating any waste or ocean discharge.


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