ABS and Texas A&M Qatar Agree on Landmark Joint Carbon Capture Study

HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Texas A&M University at Qatar Adjunct Professor and Chairman, Joint Advisory Board; Dr César O. Malavé, Dean of Texas A&M University in Qatar and Pantelis Skinitis, ABS Director, Business Development Qatar.

Posted on June 26, 2022 6:28 PM by

The Maritime Executive

[By: ABS]

A landmark study on carbon capture and the global supply chain is to be conducted in collaboration between ABS and Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMUQ).

The project will investigate the potential of carbon capture technology at sea. It will explore CO2 reduction strategies as well as emerging CO2 reduction technologies on land and establish a model for efficient CO2 capture on an LNG vessel. The study will also examine the effect of the energy transition to a hydrogen-based economy on processing, emissions and shipping through Qatar as an energy exporter.

“Carbon capture is a technology with significant potential to contribute to the sustainability goals of maritime and offshore industries. ABS is committed to supporting its safe adoption by industry. This work with leading research universities in Texas and Qatar is an important step in making this technology a viable strategy for operators,” said Pantelis Skinitis, ABS Director, Qatar Business Development.

Dr. César Octavio Malavé, Dean of TAMUQ, said, “Texas A&M is proud to partner with local, regional and international collaborators from a variety of industries and sectors to help find sustainable solutions to real-world challenges in Qatar and in the world. These cross-disciplinary collaborations are vital and enable us to innovate to meet emerging needs and grand challenges, and we are grateful to our friends at ABS for working with us on this important project.

The project capitalizes on research carried out under TAMUQ’s chemical engineering program over the past decade and is led by Dr. Mamoun Al-Rawashdeh, Dr. Dhabia Al-Mohannadi and Dr. Patrick Linke. The project’s advisory board will be chaired by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada.

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