As part of efforts to combat climate change, many countries, companies and other organisations have committed to net zero emissions targets. Achieving these targets will require fundamental changes in the power and chemical process industries.

With many of the required transformative technologies still in their infancy, there is a need for solutions that support a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the immediate future. Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) can significantly help reduce emissions from today’s fossil-based processes. It is also particularly relevant technology for high-temperature chemical processes for which there are few alternatives.

By their very nature, CCUS facilities need to be tightly integrated into other process systems. This raises questions on questions such as

  • how best to maximize efficiency of the overall system
  • what impact the CCUS process has on process dynamics and control
  • how best to reduce capital and operating expenditure.

Questions like these require a sufficiently accurate representation of the entire process, in order to accurately predict plant performance, make informed design decisions, understand complex interactions, and be able to operate closer to true limitations.

In this presentation, we present how digital design techniques are used to map system interactions, predict process responses in highly transient scenarios, optimize equipment and system designs, and ultimately provide reassurance to all stakeholders in the CCUS chain to confidently navigate the road to decarbonization.

This webinar covers:

  • Why carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is important for achieving net zero emissions
  • What CCUS technologies are going to play an important role in achieving net zero emissions, including CO2 generation, capture, compression, utilization or transportation and storage
  • How digital process design approaches help accelerate progress towards net zero emissions by enabling us to:
    • Quantify and analyse system interactions along the entire CCUS chain
    • Predict process responses in highly transient scenarios
    • Optimize equipment and system design
    • Quantify risk associated with design decisions, taking into account operational uncertainty
    • Optimize designs for steady state and transient operation

Who should attend?

Technology Directors, project developers, systems integrators, and process technologists involved in planning, developing or implementing CCUS projects.


Bart de Groot
Bart de Groot, Siemens Process Systems Engineering

Bart has an MSc in Process & Energy Technology from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Imperial College London. Prior to joining Siemens Process Systems Engineering, he worked as a fuel cell researcher at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, and at Tri-O-Gen, developing 100 kWe Organic Rankine Cycle units, creating power from low-temperature heat sources. Since joining Siemens PSE in 2006, Bart has taken up roles in project execution and delivery – to customers in R&D and in operations, technical sales and team leadership. He is currently Siemens PSE’s Sustainability Lead, where he helps the process industries achieve their sustainability goals through advanced process modelling.