The Issue and Challenge
Natural Gas Decarbonization: What technical solutions produce a carbon-lean combustion fuel with lower GHG intensity and a valuable carbon-rich by-product?
Natural gas is used in oil sands operations as a fuel source for power generation, heating applications, and hydrogen source for bitumen upgrading. COSIA is seeking solutions that can reduce (or remove) carbon from natural gas to provide:
1) a carbon-lean (or depleted) combustion fuel with a lower greenhouse gas (“GHG”) intensity compared to natural gas; and,
2) a valuable carbon-rich or carbon black by-product.
This by-product will provide economic and environmental value to users of the solution.
Solutions must reduce overall GHG emissions reductions compared to the current natural gas combustion approach.
January 15, 2018