Carbon capture & storage
Heavy industry & energy plants account for more than 65% of all human-activity related CO2 emissions in metropolitan areas. In order to drastically reduce these emissions and limit the effects on climate change, Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) is one of the most promising technologies that combines high-impact with relatively low cost. Despite its promise, only 65 CCS projects are currently operational worldwide, due to the many challenges they face during design. Our CCS network integrator is a crucial missing piece in the design and operation of CCS clusters that are cost effective, efficient & scalable. It enables multiple emitters to share infrastructure & resources in the CCS supply chain resulting in lower cost per ton captured CO2. Because of its scalability, it helps metropolitan areas to lower carbon emissions significantly at relative low cost to industry & society. As the technology of CCS is readily available, its impact can be realized in the near future and can be used for decades until cleaner technologies become available as alternatives to supply household & industry with the necessary energy.
SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
> Identify potential risks to the supply chain
> Understand delays and storage restrictions
CCS Network Integrator
Systems Navigator has developed a modelling framework for analyzing new CCS supply chains using Scenario Navigator, called the CCS Network Integrator. It is meant to support new initiatives for CCS by providing detailed analysis capabilities required for the design and optimization of CCS projects.
How does the CCS Network Integrator work?
The Network Integrator is an easy-to-use environment that allows for rapid modelling & simulation of a CCS supply chain. Different users can analyze their supply chain in terms of efficiency (how much carbon will be captured in total, or by emitter) and cost (cost per ton captured & stored, setup & operational). By analyzing different network settings, users can analyze the usage of infrastructure & resources in the supply chain, discovering bottlenecks as well as underutilized equipment. This can drive further network design by changing capacities (for intermediate storage, liquefaction or transport), or network changes (in terms of mode of transport, or a number of emitters and/or consumers). As the CCS Network Integrator is completely transparent to all parties in the supply chain, optimization benefits can be shared amongst all parties. Communication between all parties involved can be facilitated around a shared model, resulting in a quicker acceptance and realization of a CCS cluster project.