Saipem, a global leader in engineering and drilling services, has recently unveiled an exciting new carbon capture solution. The company has introduced BluenzymeTM, a groundbreaking line of pre-engineered CO2 capture solutions based on their proprietary enzymatic technology.
BluenzymeTM is a plug-and-play solution that utilizes enzymes to facilitate the carbon capture process. Saipem’s enzymatic technology, which forms part of the SAIPEM CO2 Solutions initiative, makes use of a harmless and stable solvent that is derived from the extremely effective carbonic anhydrase enzyme.
This enzyme, found naturally in the human body and all living beings, is renowned for being the strongest natural catalyst for trapping CO2. It plays a crucial role in the exchange of CO2 during respiration.
By harnessing the power of the carbonic anhydrase enzyme, Saipem’s technology not only effectively captures CO2 emissions but also offers a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional methods for sequestering harmful emissions.
The first industrialized product to be launched by the company is BluenzymeTM 200, which has a capture capacity of 200 tonnes of CO2 per day. This ready-to-use package is specifically designed for small and medium-scale emitters who are looking for an effective and eco-friendly solution for reducing their carbon footprint.
One of the key features of BluenzymeTM is its modular and flexible design, which allows it to easily adapt to any plant. The technology can be applied to various industrial fields such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, energy, and cement manufacturing. It specifically targets sectors that are difficult to decarbonize and play a crucial role in achieving carbon neutrality goals.
By offering a more efficient and eco-friendly alternative to traditional carbon capture processes, Saipem’s BluenzymeTM has the potential to make a game-changing impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting global efforts to combat climate change.