CCS and Hydrogen for a net zero future
We need to deliver low-carbon energy supplies and reduce emissions to mitigate climate change. Building up value chains in CCS and low-carbon hydrogen will be key to reach net zero. That’s exactly what Wintershall Dea is doing.
The fight against climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing today. Humanity needs to increase all its efforts to meet the climate target of 1.5 – 2.0°C. Wintershall Dea will contribute its competencies and assets to be part of the solution by offering technologies that decarbonize industry and secure low-carbon energy supply - as an architect, so to speak - along the entire value chain: from the production of hydrogen, its delivery to industrial customers, to the transport of CO2 from emitters to storage sites and the safe storage of CO2 under the seabed of the North Sea.
With our carbon capture and storage (CCS) and low-carbon hydrogen projects, we aim to save annually up to 30 million tonnes of CO2 by 2040. This corresponds to almost sixty percent of the total emissions of the German steel industry.
Experts agree: without CCS, achieving net zero emissions will not be possible. At Wintershall Dea, we are drawing on our experience from over a hundred years of gas and oil production and applying our know-how to this new challenge.
Our Carbon Management and Hydrogen team is therefore continuously developing new projects in the field of CCS and hydrogen with a focus on Northwest Europe.
Our CCS and Hydrogen projects
CLEANER INDUSTRY THANKS TO CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE
With carbon capture and storage (CCS) we are putting climate-damaging carbon back where it belongs: underground, where it can do no harm.
CCS is a safe, reliable and proven technology that is used for decades at numerous sites around the world. It stores and permanently sequesters CO2 in geological formations deep underground, such as depleted gas and oil reservoirs or saline rock strata. With CCS, we can reliably decarbonise sectors in which it will be difficult to avoid CO2 emissions in the future, such as the steel, cement or chemical industries. With CCS, we can help achieve net zero and help industry remain competitive.
Low carbon gas – with hydrogen
Versatile and low-carbon, hydrogen is the climate-friendly energy source of the future. It burns emission-free and can be used to fuel industry, heavy good transport, or heating. It can be produced in large quantities from natural gas, using CCS to capture and store emissions generated in the production process. If we want to rapidly develop a full-scale hydrogen market to tackle climate change, we need all forms of low-carbon hydrogen. Hydrogen from natural gas, as well as hydrogen from renewable energy. Wintershall Dea is ready to deliver.