• QatarEnergy releases sustainability strategy featuring CCS, solar, hydrogen, and an end to routine flaring

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

State-owned giant QatarEnergy has announced that it will step up its efforts to install carbon capture and storage facilities and solar power generation capacity as part of its newly released sustainability strategy, as Upstream reports.

By 2035, the company plans to be capturing 11 million tonnes of CO2 annually as part of its operations, while having 5 GW of solar capacity, and eliminating routine flaring. Together, these initiatives will have reduced the carbon intensity of operations of LNG facilities by 35%, and upstream facilities by 25%, each target being ten percent higher than previous targets.

Other elements of the strategy include ‘nature-based solutions’ and the production of hydrogen. As QatarEnergy also intends to expand production of its fuels, it is unclear if absolute greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced, though the United Arab Emirates has a 2050 net-zero goal.