FS innovates with first BECCS carbon storage project

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Brazilian bioethanol firm FS is implementing a new system utilising proven technology - the Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage system (BECCS).
By implementing the BECCS system, the company will reduce its CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The system consists of capturing, compressing, dehydrating and transporting the CO2 for deep and safe underground injection and permanent storage.
The BECCS system will be installed at FS's Lucas do Rio Verde plant. The carbon injection site will be located within a 5km radius of the plant.
By implementing the innovative system, the company will be the first biorefinery globally to have a negative carbon footprint.
"In our tireless pursuit of transforming our industry, we constantly invest in innovative solutions and the BECCS system is an important technology to help achieve carbon neutrality goals to address climate change, said Rafael Abud, the CEO of FS.
The adoption of the BECCS system is part of a set of actions established by FS in the company's six long-term commitments. These goals are related to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and consistent with the Paris Agreement.
FS is the first Brazilian biorefinery to use corn in 100% of its production.
The company is located in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, and its first plant, inaugurated in 2017, has the capacity to produce approximately 550 million litres of anhydrous ethanol per year.