Chasing green molecules, a moment of opportunity
Author: Dr Helge Sachs
CO2 emissions have risen rapidly in the last two decades with almost 50%* of total global carbon emissions coming from aviation (308 million tonnes per annum), shipping (262 million tonnes per annum) and heavy-duty traffic (762 million tonnes per annum). The world needs to decarbonise, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors and industries where the change needed is unprecedented. Significant research and development is going into exploring and pursuing technologies to help these sectors and industries reduce their global carbon emissions. Many of these technologies are nascent and not yet tested scale. However, Sasol has existing, commercial proven technology at scale that can advance decarbonisation - FT (Fischer Trospch) technology.