Strohm is committed to reducing the CO2 footprint of pipelines and providing solutions for hydrogen and CCUS application
The world is moving toward sustainability in order to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement on Climate Action which was signed in December 2015. In Strohm it is our goal to reduce the CO2 footprint of our products, from a company and product life cycle point of view, and invest in product development to support the Energy transition.
Reducing CO2 footprint through TCP
The industry is moving to reducing the CO2 footprint of their operations, with some major operators moving further, to include the CO2 footprint of the full life cycle of their product, also known as “net zero”. To support the industry, Strohm is reducing the CO2 footprint related to our TCP product across the life cycle.
The CO2 footprint related to our company is considered in three scopes. In scopes 1 and 2, Strohm has already made significant gains in reducing our CO2 footprint,with all electricity used during manufacture being 100% certified green energy. We assess scope 3 in the context of our product moving through the different stages in its life cycle: Ex-Works footprint, As-Installed footprint, and Life Cycle footprint.
When considering the Ex-Works and As-Installed footprints, we see that TCP has the potential to reduce the CO2 footprint of a pipeline by more than 50%. With the added benefit of zero maintenance intervention, the life cycle benefits on CO2 footprint increase further. Finally, Strohm is investing in recycling technologies and processes, aiming at recycling the TCP materials in either lower grade applications or our own products.
Figure 1: As-Installed CO2 footprint
Enabling Energy transition
In Strohm we are passionate about sustainability and are excited about the prospects of the energy transition. We see opportunities for TCP in the hydrogen and CCUS (carbon capture, utilization & storage) markets:Hydrogen will play a growing role in the energy mix of the future. It can be used in many differing applications including; storage of energy , feedstock for industries, and decarbonization. The ultimate goal is to enable green hydrogen to be generated competitively in offshore wind parks, either bottom fixed or floating. Strohm’s TCP is the ideal product for transporting hydrogen:
- TCP has lowest total life cycle cost and footprint
- TCP risers can support floating wind for 30+ years in dynamic applications with minimal maintenance
- TCP flowlines show lowest total installed cost and can be pulled into and terminated in the tower
- TCP does not suffer from hydrogen embrittlement like steel does and does not corrode, resulting in the lowest total life cycle cost solution available
With a CO2 price becoming an increasingly important policy tool required to achieve the Paris goals. Carbon capture, utilization and storage becomes an essential part of the available portfolio of solutions. Strohm’s TCP is the ideal product transporting carbon:
- CO2 is highly corrosive especially when mixed with water; TCP does not suffer from CO2 induced corrosion at all, or any other corrosion for that matter
- CO2 is often transported at high pressure in order to ensure it is in the fluid phase; TCP is a cost effective high pressure pipeline
Strohm is currently involved in a number of initiatives, demonstrators and pilots around hydrogen and CCUS.