Aker Carbon Capture (ACC) and Siemens Energy have teamed up to develop combined offerings for carbon capture solutions that can be applied to gas turbines and gas-fired power plants.
They have signed a memorandum of understanding for a technology collaboration to further advance technical optimisation within the whole process of power generation as well as explore ways to jointly fast-track development of major projects globally.
The collaboration will initially focus on the European market for new low carbon power generation, where a combination of new turbines and carbon capture and storage (CCS) can provide sustainable solutions fit for the 21st century.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), gas-fired power plants contributed 23% of global power generation in 2019.
In Europe, gas use in power generation increased by around 4% as countries switched from coal to gas, thereby reducing emissions levels – applying carbon capture to gas plants limits the emissions entering the atmosphere and in many regions, further supports the case for gas to be part of a sustainable energy mix.
Karim Amim, Executive Vice President for Power Generation at Siemens Energy said: “The drive towards net zero carbon emissions is gaining speed throughout the energy industry.
“We are pleased to co-operate with Aker Carbon Capture providing our customers with highly efficient gas turbines equipped with highly efficient carbon capture solutions to support their decarbonisation journeys.”