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Sasol Sells Secunda Air Separation Units to Air Liquide

Coal News - Published on Wed, 19 Aug 2020

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Air Liquide is buying oxygen production site from Sasol in South Africa. The 17 air separation units at Sasol’s site in Secunda produce 42,000 tonne per day of oxygen for use in synthetic fuels and chemicals produced from coal. Air Liquide built all 17 units over the last 40 years, but to date operated only one of them, the largest, which started operations in 2018. Air Liquide said it will invest around EUR 440 million and in coordination with Sasol is aiming to reduce CO2 emissions from the oxygen-production operations by 30-40% by 2030. This includes modernising the units, using digitalisation techniques to optimise operation, and investing in 600 MW of renewable energy.

The sale by Sasol is part of efforts to sell assets so it can focus on core operations, and to decarbonise its business.

Sasol Limited is an integrated energy and chemical company based in Sandton in South Africa. The company was formed in 1950 in Sasolburg in South Africa and built on processes that were first developed by German chemists and engineers in the early 1900s including coal liquefaction. Today, Sasol develops and commercialises technologies, including synthetic fuels technologies, and produces different liquid fuels, chemicals and electricity

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 19 Aug 2020
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