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Sustainability

Sustainability is at the core of our mission to develop and deliver cost-effective technologies that reduce emissions into the environment and transform harmful compounds into valuable products. We believe that our innovative and sustainable technology will help reduce the impact of human activities on global climate change for the benefit of all stakeholders. Through our commitment to making the world a cleaner place to live, we are also contributing to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Development Goals

Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we believe our technology will have the largest impact on the following goals:

  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Climate Actions
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth

To achieve the world’s climate goal of zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and to reduce CO2 emissions, Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) technologies will play a key role.

The Potential

Carbon Capture & Storage technologies have significant potential to help achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. While the focus is on scaling up the technologies and reducing price, PtX and green fuels are becoming viable solutions for reducing emissions.

At ESTECH, we are at the forefront of technology development within Carbon Capture and the production of green hydrogen . Our unique technology combines carbon capture and hydrogen production, thus enabling a very cost-efficient reduction of CO2.

While amine-based carbon capture and PtX systems are traditionally large-scale, stand-alone systems that rely on a significant amount of available thermal energy, the ESTECH CCCH2 technology (Combined Carbon Capture and Hydrogen) enables carbon capture and PtX to be utilized by small and medium-sized decentralized industrial emitters of CO2 that do not have thermal energy available for the regeneration process.

How ESTECH contributes

ESTECH technology contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals in the following ways:

  • Current carbon capture technologies require large amounts of heat to regenerate the solvent used in the scrubber, while our CCCH2 technology does not require thermal energy.
  • Our scrubber-based hydroxide solution is regenerated through electrochemistry. The main benefit of an electro-chemical reaction is that the process generates hydrogen (Power to X).
  • Carbon dioxide and hydrogen can be used downstream for the synthesis of organic compounds, such as methanol and jet fuel, or stored. Hydrogen can also be used for ammonia production.
  • Unlike competing technology, which might exhaust gas into the environment, the chemistry used in our plant is non-volatile and will therefore not be emitted into the environment by exhaust gas. CCCH2 is based on standard alkalinity chemistry, which does not have an adverse effect on the environment. All the chemicals are present in today’s standard drinking water.
  • The technology can be scaled for small and medium-sized CO2 emitters, such as decentralized heat plants and industrial gas-fired boilers, as well as large-scale emitters, such as power plants and cement plants.

Our contribution to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals demonstrates our commitment to the principles of ESG. For example, our business model is built on facilitating the transition towards a more sustainable society with our fully integrated solutions to store CO2 and produce hydrogen from renewable energy using our CCCH2 technology.

Producing technology that reduces the impact of human activities on global climate change requires a good place to work where there is space to try and challenge daring ideas together. We are committed contributing jobs and sustainable development to the local community, selecting partners and suppliers who share our values, and acting responsibility and transparently to all our stakeholders. Furthermore, all ESTECH sites have management systems in place to safeguard our employees’ health and safety. We ensure that our employees have a safe and healthy environment to work in – a key to any successful business. We aim to provide a workplace for everyone that is free of incidents and injuries, and to promote a culture of hazard identification and awareness through incident reporting and self-accountability. We also have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind.

These are just a few highlights of our efforts to advance our ESG performance and how those efforts are closely aligned to our contributions to Sustainable Development Goals.