Air Liquide and Saras join forces on CCS solution


Major energy player Air Liquide will partner with Italian energy and refining company Saras to explore carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions at Saras’ Sarroch refinery site in Sardinia.

The agreement will constitute a two-phase study which will first involve the assessment of various carbon capture solutions including the potential use of Air Liquide’s Cryocap™ technology. The next stage will examine carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage solutions.

Equipped with an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant, the Sarroch site could see a reduction in its carbon footprint during both the refining and the electricity supply process.

Air Liquide will also look into reducing the carbon footprint of its oxygen and nitrogen production capacity on-site, aligning with the company’s Sustainable Development Objectives.

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