Russian integrated energy company Rosneft is exploring options to minimise its carbon footprint in hydrogen production.
The company was the first one in Russia to present a 2035 carbon management plan. As part of the plan, it seeks to reduce the emission intensity of its oil and gas production by 30 per cent, achieve a methane emission intensity below 0.25 per cent and avert greenhouse gas emissions of 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
By the end of 2020, the volume of hydrogen production at Rosneft’s facilities was about 400,000 tonnes. Almost all of the company’s refineries host hydrogen production units, eliminating commercial risks.
As part of its 2035 carbon management plan, Rosneft will consider using carbon capture, recovery and storage (CCS/CCUS) technologies at its existing hydrogen facilities. These technologies will significantly reduce emissions and enable the transition to blue hydrogen production.
Earlier in February, Rosneft Oil Company and bp signed a cooperation agreement on carbon management and sustainable development. The agreement includes a joint study of the prospects for new projects using renewable energy sources as well as CO2 capture, recovery and storage technologies.