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About Us

TotalEnergies is a major energy player committed to supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations.

Those commitments guide what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energies. We explore for, produce, transform, market and distribute energy in a variety of forms, to serve the end customer.

Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

To combat climate change without curbing economic and social development, the carbon intensity of the fossil fuel mix must be reduced. At TotalEnergies, this is one of the three key focuses of our climate strategy. As an energy source that is more cost-effective and above all produces less carbon emissions than other fossil fuels, natural gas is one of the keys to the energy transition.

A way to limit CO2 emissions in the atmosphere involves capturing the CO2 at the source and storing it underground or reusing it. This technology is called carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). TotalEnergies play an active role in developing this technology both independently and through partnerships, with the aim of evaluating its real potential in the fight against climate change and making it effective, safe and feasible on a large scale. A pioneer in this area, TotalEnergies invested heavily in the Lacq Pilot Project and contribute to other initiatives elsewhere in the world, in particular in Norway. TotalEnergies has been working on the development of Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) since 2006 namely in collaboration with IFPEN. Various process and material aspects of CLC have been studied in this project including use of natural gas,coal, and petcoke as feed and various natural and synthetic oxygen carriers.

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Role in Cheers

TotalEnergies is involved in different work packages and tasks of CHEERS project, either as the leader or support group. TotalEnergies’ main involvements can be briefly listed as:

WP 2 : Development and Design Studies
TotalEnergies is involved in this work package as the support for different development tasks of design, modeling, process simulation. In addition, industrial know-how of the group will be used for the tasks related to pre-FEED design such as HSE risk evaluation and mitigations, preparation of basis of design, process design package, etc.

WP4: Process integration and system prototype design
TotalEnergies is the leader of this work package whose main objective is FEED, detailed engineering and procurement of different CLC pilot plant. TotalEnergies and DBC are responsible of different engineering tasks defined in this WP based on the results from WP2 with support from IFPEN and TU.

A dedicated task is foreseen in the Work Package 4 to evaluate and to validate flue gas treatment technologies required for CLC with CO2-EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) application. This is a critical section of this work package and CLC industrialization particularly for combustion of petcoke which contains considerable sulfur, nitrogen, and heavy metal contents.

WP5: Integrated assessment for industrial scale-up
Work Package 5 consists in techno-economical evaluation of CLC- CCS plant in different real industrial scale conditions based on both EU and China environments. TotalEnergies will be involved in different tasks of this work package such as the definition of the industrial scale basis of design, development of industrial CLC plant design including reactor system, downstream flue gas treatment systems, upstream feed and carrier preparation sections, and related process simulations. In addition, TotalEnergies will lead a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to evaluate the overall impact of CLC unit with EOR application.

WP 6: Demonstration in operational environment and recommendations at TRL7
TotalEnergies participates as a support in the Work Package 6 which consists in different critical tasks of construction, commissioning, start-up and operation of the CLC pilot plant in DBC site. Special attention will be given to HSE considerations together with the industrial technical and operational skills to ensure a safe and successful operation of the pilot plant.