Saipem launches sustainable carbon capture solution for oil, gas industry

World Oil Staff September 07, 2023

(WO) – Saipem has launched BluenzymeTM, a pre-engineered line of CO2 capture solutions based on the proprietary enzymatic technology “CO2 Solutions by SAIPEM”, with the release of the first industrialized product, BluenzymeTM 200, a ready-to-use package aimed at small and medium emitters, which has a nominal capture capacity of 200 tonnes of CO2 per day.

The “CO2 Solutions by SAIPEM” technology that characterizes how BluenzymeTM works uses a non-toxic, non-volatile solvent based on the use of the carbonic anhydrase enzyme, the most powerful natural catalyst for the capture of carbon dioxide. After an in-depth analysis of how this natural enzyme works, Saipem developed a high-performance industrial solution for CO2 capture that is more environmentally sustainable than traditional processes, and more cost-effective. This is possible because the technology is suitable for the use of recoverable heat from low temperature sources. 

BluenzymeTM is a plug-and-play system designed for different industrial sectors, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, energy production, and for hard-to-abate sectors, whose decarbonization represents an important milestone and challenge for the achievement of carbon neutrality targets. The product is applied to post-combustion emissions from new or existing plants. 

BluenzymeTM is a modular and flexible product, adaptable to any plant due to its compact design. The modules are manufactured offsite, with standardized production processes and stringent quality controls, and are then installed on-site. This modular approach and the adoption of a dedicated supply chain reduce project execution time, costs, and risks, making BluenzymeTM a cost-effective, sustainable, and rapidly available industrial solution.


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