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    Malaysia focusing on carbon capture tech


Petronas will work with French services company Technip Energies on new developments.

by: Daniel Graeber

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Malaysia focusing on carbon capture tech

French services company Technip Energies said November 15 it signed an agreement with Malaysian state energy company Petronas to develop and commercialise carbon capture technologies.

A heads of agreement pact between the two companies outlines cooperation in assisted cryogenic CO2 recovery and membrane-based CO2 recovery.

Carbon dioxide can be pulled out of other gases by way of cold temperatures and condensation, leaving behind liquid CO2 that has industrial uses.

Membrane-based technology is similar to filtration where the characteristics of the membrane captures some gases and allows others to pass through.

“Petronas leverages on innovations in a holistic approach towards its net-zero carbon emissions 2050 aspiration and has identified carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies among core enablers towards achieving the ambition,” said Bacho Pilong, a senior vice president of project delivery and technology at Petronas.

This is the second such agreement for Petronas in as many weeks. The Malaysian state-owned company signed a memorandum of understanding with Exxon Mobil last week to explore the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the southeast Asian country.