IFPEN laboratories are betting on CO2 capture and storage to decarbonise heavy industry. Report from Solaize, near Lyon, where two pilots projects have made it possible to validate processes being deployed on demonstrators.
Progress has today been made on the Northern Lights project with indicative results from the drilling at the project site and respect areas showing suitable for carbon dioxide (CO2) storage.
It is one of the technologies acclaimed by the International Energy Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: the capture and storage of CO2.
Indispensable to fight against global warming, the capture and storage of CO2, or CCS, must reinvent its economic mode.
The world number one in steel is multiplying industrial demonstrators aiming to trap or recycle the CO2 from its blast furnaces. Its ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050.