OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES
A growing gas demand:
- increase in gas consumption = + 1.6%/year by 2040,
- contribution of natural gas to the energy mix = 25% in 2040 (contribution roughly equivalent to those of coal and oil)
(Source AIE - World Energy Outlook 2018).
- CO2 concentration less than 2%,
- H2S concentration less than 4 ppm.
40% of the world’s natural gas reserves are sour gases: in order to be produced and used, these reserves have to meet strict specifications governing sour compounds (CO2 and H2S) and must therefore undergo the appropriate sweetening treatments.
IFPEN offers industry a complete range of technologies to sweeten natural gas (equipment, processes, solvents)
and effectively and economically reduce CO2 emissions at source.