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ABS and Texas A&M Qatar Agree on Landmark Carbon Capture Joint Study

(HOUSTON) A landmark study into carbon capture and the global supply chain is to be carried out in collaboration between ABS and Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ).

The project will research the potential of carbon capture technology at sea. It will explore CO2 reduction strategies as well as emerging onshore CO2 reduction technology and establish a model for effective CO2 capture on an LNG vessel. The study will also examine the effect of the energy transition toward a hydrogen-based economy on processing, emissions, and shipping across Qatar as an energy exporter.

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“Carbon capture is a technology with significant potential to contribute toward the marine and offshore industries’ sustainability goals. ABS is committed to supporting its safe adoption by the industry. This work with leading research universities in Texas and Qatar is an important step toward making this technology a viable strategy for operators,” said Pantelis Skinitis, ABS Director, Qatar Business Development.


Dr. César Octavio Malavé, dean of TAMUQ, said, “Texas A&M is proud to partner with local, regional, and international collaborators from various industries and sectors to help realize sustainable solutions to real-world challenges in Qatar and around the world. These interdisciplinary collaborations are vital and allow us to innovate to meet emerging needs and grand challenges, and we are grateful to our friends at ABS for working with us on this important project.”

The project capitalizes on research performed in the Chemical Engineering Program at TAMUQ over the past decade and is led by Dr. Mamoun Al-Rawashdeh, Dr. Dhabia Al-Mohannadi, and Dr. Patrick Linke. The project advisory board will be chaired by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada.

More information on ABS-Carbon Capture services is available here.

About ABS


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction.

Focused on the safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance, and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

About Texas A&M University in Qatar

Since 2003, Texas A&M University has offered undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering in Qatar Foundation’s Education City, and graduate degrees in chemical engineering in the fall of 2011.

Texas A&M at Qatar has awarded nearly 1,400 degrees. All four undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Faculty from around the world are attracted to Texas A&M at Qatar to educate the next generation of engineering leaders in Qatar and to conduct research valued at more than $277.7 million that address issues important to the State of Qatar.

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