Sustainable engineering company Saipem has joined forces with steel pipe and services manufacturer Tenaris and Italian energy company SIAD to study the potential for a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and utilisation project in Dalmine, northern Italy.

Saipem will capture the 30 tonnes of CO2 produced per day at the TenarisDalmine plant through its CO2 Solutions technology, before being harnessed by SIAD for use in the food and beverage industry, for crops and water treatment, and in metal processing and as a refrigerant gas. 

The CO2 capture technology used by Saipem involves an enzymatic process which uses waste heat and eliminates the use of toxic substances commonly used in other processes. 

The project is part of Tenaris’ goal to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, according to Michele Della Briotta, President, Tenaris Europe, CEO, TenarisDalmine. 

She added, “In Italy we are actively working towards this goal through investments and projects to reduce air pollution.”

The company also aims to promote energy efficiency and reduce raw material consumption. 

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the trio of companies will work through the agreement in three phases, the first of which being a feasibility study. 

Commenting on the MoU, Francesco Caio, CEO, General Manager, Saipem, said, “The agreement with Tenaris and SIAD confirms Saipem’s role in offering cutting-edge technological solutions for reducing environmental impact.”

SIAD has recently accelerated its efforts to advance low-carbon energy solutions in Italy, as showcased by its engineering subsidiary SIAD Macchine Impianti (SIAD MI) opening and operating a re-liquefaction management plant for boil-off gas (BOG) at a liqufied natural gas (LNG) storage facility at the Port of Ravenna.