Fluxys Belgium rolling out programs to further reduce methane emissions
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.24
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Fluxys Belgium has set itself the objective of halving its own greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 compared with 2017 levels, Trend reports with reference to the company.
“To this end, it is rolling out various programs designed to further reduce methane emissions from the operation of its infrastructure. In addition to its ongoing initiatives to cut CO2 emissions, a study is under way to build a second facility at the LNG terminal in Zeebrugge for using heat from seawater to regasify LNG,” the company said in its report.
The Green Deal and the recovery plan taking shape at European level provide significant new impetus for the energy transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, according to Fluxys Belgium.
“This transition will see the energy system evolve into a hybrid system with both electrons and molecules, encompassing green electricity, green gases, biofuels and CO2 capture for reutilisation or storage. Fluxys Belgium has been working hard for quite some time to help shape Belgium's energy transition towards a carbon-neutral economy,” reads the report.
Green gases can gradually replace natural gas in the gas infrastructure and so unlock additional carbon-neutral energy sources for homes and businesses, the company believes.
“At the same time, CO2 emissions can be further reduced by using gas infrastructure to accommodate the CO2 capture and reutilisation/storage chain. To this end, Fluxys Belgium is running various projects to gradually develop its existing infrastructure into a diversified and cross-border interconnected system for the transport of green gases and CO2.”
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