Christopher Goncalves spoke on the panel “Solutions for a Sustainable LNG Value Chain” on July 12. Panelists reviewed solutions for decarbonizing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chain and accelerating the transition to a net-zero world. Existing technologies, improvements in design and operations, new and lower carbon-intensive liquefaction pathways, and policy choices have the potential to significantly lower the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of LNG and increase LNG’s sustainability compared with alternative energy sources.
Panelists presented on themes including:
- Emerging liquefaction pathways, including carbon capture solutions, electrification of liquefaction, and LNG substitutes such as E-LNG and bioLNG
- Metrics and methodologies to assess the energy transition readiness of liquefaction plants
- Region-specific solutions enabling the production of lower-carbon LNG
- Low-hanging solutions such as GHG assessment and performance tools or liquefaction design improvements
- Commercial incentives and benefits of GHG intensity measurement and benchmarking