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The duo will explore the feasibility of developing a carbon hub at Ras Laffan Industrial City which is home to more than 80 GE gas turbines.

By Shardul Sharma

QatarEnergy has signed a memorandum of understanding with General Electric (GE) to collaborate on developing a carbon capture roadmap for the energy sector in Qatar, the company said on September 21.

The duo will explore the feasibility of developing a carbon hub at Ras Laffan Industrial City which is home to more than 80 GE gas turbines. The roadmap includes the development of carbon capture and sequestration, the utilisation of hydrogen, and the potential usage of ammonia in GE gas turbines to reduce their carbon emissions.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi CEO of QatarEnergy said his company will work with GE to pursue all available avenues including the use of clean energy carriers such as hydrogen as a fuel for gas turbines coupled with efficient and affordable carbon capturing technologies from such turbines.

QatarEnergy recently updated its sustainability strategy, which outlines multiple initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including further deployment of carbon capture and sequestration technology to capture over 11mn metric tons/year of CO2 in Qatar by 2035.

These projects are expected to further reduce the carbon intensity of Qatar’s LNG facilities by 35%, and of its upstream facilities by 25%, QatarEnergy said.