Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in the atmosphere as well as being a byproduct of fossil-fuel processing. It accounts for the largest portion of greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.
Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS) separates CO2 from other gas components to enable safe storage, transport and use in other industrial applications. GE’s CCS solutions focus on compression-pumping products to increase production efficiencies and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Since CO2 usually exists in low concentrations with other elements such as oxygen and nitrogen, it must first be separated through refrigeration, absorption or adsorption. It can then be used as a chemical or industrial feedstock, a solvent, agent for enhanced oil recovery, or stored in underground geological formations.
Such processes require extreme pressures, whether for gas-to-liquid conversion for economical transportation, or for stable re-injection. Therefore, any reduction in compression workload translates directly into improved plant performance. This is why we focus on customizing complete compression trains for the unique characteristics of CO2.
GE Oil & Gas has extensive domain knowledge in the crucial areas of thermodynamics, rotordynamics, aerodynamics and dense-phase pumping.
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding the release of CO2 into the atmosphere
- Makes better use of oil and gas resources by increasing well recovery rates through high-pressure CO2 re-injection
- Provides CO2 as a valuable resource and feedstock to other industrial applications
- GE compressor designs improve efficiency and pressure capabilitieswith greater speed and strength capabilities of impellers and refined flow paths