Singapore LNG (SLNG) and Linde have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaboratively explore the feasibility and development of a carbon dioxide (CO2) liquefaction and storage facility in what could be a first in Asia.
It would be located next to the SLNG Terminal on Jurong Island, Singapore. Broadly, the project concept involves using cold energy from the SLNG Terminal’s operations to liquefy CO2, leveraging on Linde’s and SLNG’s combined expertise in carbon capture, liquefaction, as well as cryogenic storage and handling solutions, said SLNG.
The liquefied CO2 (LCO2) will be stored in tanks onsite before it is eventually transported for end use. If feasible, this could be the first such facility of its kind in Singapore and the Region, where existing cold energy from SLNG is utilised to liquefy CO2, thereby directly capturing CO₂ which may otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere, said SLNG.
Initially, the project will target to liquefy, store and transport CO₂ for the project partners, but could potentially be scaled up in the future to handle CO2 from more sources, with an open access, multi-user concept.
SLNG built, owns, and operates Singapore’s and Asia’s first open-access, multi-user liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company