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This new app improves CCUS process design and reliability

| By Mary Page Bailey

As industry seeks to meet their net-zero commitments, captured CO2 must often be transported hundreds of miles to and from carbon-capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) hubs. The new CO2 Transportation Cloud application (app; photo) enables users to make data-driven decisions to reduce risk, maintain safe operating conditions and maximize asset utilization for transportation of CO2. To develop the app, this company conducted extensive thermodynamic studies into the behavior of impurities, such as H2S, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and water, in dense-phase CO2 transportation conditions and have extended their models to accurately predict corrosive phases or solid formations in CO2 pipelines. By democratizing first-principles-based predictive models through a simple user experience, this app can bring vital information to help organizations realize how conditions will impact operations and optimize CO2 transportation. — OLI Systems, Inc., Parsippany, N.J.