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The role of sour gas and hydrogen sulfide in decarbonization

Tyler Campbell of H2 News reports on the role of natural gas in global decarbonization.

The C3 Take
  • Sour natural gas contains measurable amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and smells like rotten eggs.
  • 40% of the world’s gas reserves are sour and 20% of which are so sour that they are not able to be processed using traditional technology.
  • 8 Rivers, a technology decarbonization company based in North Carolina, has developed a way to reduce the H2S content of this natural gas so that it can be processed and used for energy.
  • This breakthrough could potentially reduce coal use worldwide and allow countries to develop cleaner energy systems.

“According to the International Energy Agency, coal is responsible for most global CO2 emissions. With this information, Beauchamp gives the framework on how sour gas can quickly help decarbonization targets. ‘Across the world, 40% of the world’s reserves are sour; 20% are so sour that prior to TarT, they were technically and economically irrecoverable,’ said Beauchamp. “These reserves could not be processed with conventional technology.”

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