Tenaris, Saipem, and SIAD have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start the design phase of a carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and utilization (CCU) plant, to be built at the Tenaris plant in Dalmine, northern Italy.
The project covers the capture of 30 tons (27 tonnes) of CO2 per day produced by the thermoelectric power plant installed at the Tenaris Dalmine plant. The CO2 captured through Saipem CO2 Solutions proprietary technology will be subsequently used by SIAD, specifically in the food and beverage industry, for crops, in water treatment, in metal processing, and as a refrigerant gas with a reduced environmental impact.
Saipem CO2 Solutions technology, which is based on an enzymatic process used for CO2 capture, allows for the use of waste heat whilst avoiding the use of toxic substances used in other processes, according to the company.
The agreement among the three companies is structured in various phases, the first of which will be a feasibility study.