CO2 as Raw Material

OMV aims to capture and use it as a resource, such as by capturing CO2 emissions from the refineries, hydrating the CO2, and then reusing it as fuel. We are currently planning to construct and operate an innovative electrolyzer at our Schwechat refinery, where steam and CO2 will be used to generate syngas. (For more information, see Sustainable Aviation Fuels.)

In 2020, OMV, Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH (part of the LafargeHolcim Group), VERBUND, and Borealis co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding () for the joint planning and construction by 2030 of a full-scale plant to capture CO2 and process it into synthetic fuels, plastics, or other chemicals. The plant will eventually capture almost 100% of the 700,000 of CO2 emitted annually by Lafarge’s cement plant in Mannersdorf, Austria. In combination with green hydrogen (from renewable energies) produced by VERBUND, the captured will be transformed by OMV into renewable-based hydrocarbons, which, in turn, can be used to produce renewable-based fuels or be utilized by Borealis as a feedstock to manufacture value-added plastics.

The main objective of the Carbon2ProductAustria () project is to engineer and operate a carbon capture plant at the cement plant. Infrastructure and a fully operating system for producing renewable-based hydrocarbons will also be built. This compound will be used to produce a broad range of renewable-based olefins, plastics, and fuels. The partners aim to put the full-scale plan into operation by 2030. A first step toward this goal will be to further investigate current technological and economic hurdles by jointly conducting research and development on the envisaged carbon value chain.

C2PAT – Cross-Sectoral Value Chain to Drive Climate Neutrality

Carbon2ProductAustria (C2PAT) (illustration)
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memorandum of understanding
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