Accelerating Decarbonization With Proven Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Solutions
Carbon Capture’s Pivotal Role in the Energy Transition
At John Crane, we are addressing the world's energy transition challenge by developing innovative solutions that strengthen energy security and power a sustainable energy future. A key element of this resilient, sustainable new energy ecosystem is carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). The International Energy Agency (IEA) recognizes CCUS as a critical driver on the path to net zero emissions, particularly in energy-intensive sectors such as natural gas processing, chemical and cement. It is also a viable solution in countries with significant fossil fuel infrastructures. In the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario, more than half of the CO2 captured by 2030 will be from retrofitted assets, with CCUS contributing approximately 9% of the world’s total CO2 reduction.
CCUS technology has advanced significantly over the last decade, with carbon capture facilities around the world producing measurable results. John Crane has been at the forefront of CCUS innovation for nearly three decades, enabling these mission-critical operations to make tangible progress in decarbonization.
Our Approach to CCUS Innovation
Carbon capture solutions are central to John Crane’s vision for the energy industry’s sustainable future. We are working alongside oil and gas leaders and OEM partners to accelerate the deployment of scalable CCUS initiatives while enabling some of the most innovative carbon capture projects around the world. Approximately 80% of the CO2 injected underground in existing CCUS sites use John Crane’s dry gas seals for sequestration and enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Since our first CCUS application three decades ago, we’ve have more than 1,100 references in CO2 sealing and related applications, including supercritical fluid conditions — supporting our industry’s critical decarbonization goals.
While new carbon dioxide capture technologies are paramount to successful CCUS deployment, investing in reliable, safe transport and storage infrastructure for CO2 is equally critical. We are actively investing in new carbon dioxide sealing and filtration technologies that accelerate CCUS progress, including next-generation sealing for supercritical CO2 and liquid removal from CO2 fluid streams. As CCUS systems become more complex — and more fundamental to the energy ecosystem — John Crane is committed to pioneering reliable, world-changing solutions.
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Interactive CCUS Brochure
We offer a robust portfolio of solutions designed to meet current and future CCUS needs. View our interactive brochure to explore John Crane’s market-ready innovations for CCUS compression, pumping and filtration, which are enabling flagship carbon capture initiatives around the globe.
Supercritical CO2 Case Study
Our customer required a highly efficient compressor solution for a semi-closed cycle that utilized CO2 as a working fluid. The aim was to achieve a net efficiency of 55% to 59% while capturing 97% of the plant’s CO2 — and John Crane delivered. View the case study to learn more.
CO2 Dry Gas Seals Case Study
When a fertilizer producer was utilizing outdated CO2 technology, a leading compressor manufacturer trusted John Crane to provide its customer with a reliable solution. Learn how our custom dry gas seals opened new markets for the fertilizer producer and compressor manufacturer alike.
Innovative Solutions eBook
With John Crane, the energy transition isn’t just possible; it’s already being achieved by customers around the world. Read our latest eBook to discover five innovative sealing solutions that are helping operators achieve their sustainability and operational goals.
New Energy Opportunities eBook
Whether you’re looking to decarbonize your existing operations or accelerate your new energy deployment, our eBook is filled with must-read insights to help you shape your new energy reality. Explore key risks and opportunities for energy efficiency, GHG emissions, renewable hydrogen and CCUS.
Enabling CCUS Progress Worldwide
Proven CCUS Expertise
For nearly 30 years, John Crane has equipped CCUS operations with safe, reliable solutions. Our unrivaled track record includes a quarter-century of expertise in supercritical CO2 sealing — one of the most critical challenges in scaling carbon capture deployment.
Extensive Global Service Network
The majority of the world’s operational CCUS facilities are in the oil and gas sector — an industry that John Crane has been proudly serving for more than a century. Our extensive global service network provides unmatched access to localized technical expertise, helping CCUS customers ensure peak reliability, safety and efficiency in challenging operating environments.
Continuous Investment in Next-Generation Technologies
A pioneer in CCUS innovations, John Crane is investing today in the carbon capture technologies that will power our industry’s future. These include innovative carbon dioxide sealing and filtration technologies such as advanced sealing for supercritical CO2 and modular, small-scale CCUS solutions.
Enabling Australia’s Largest Carbon Capture and Storage Facility
John Crane was selected to provide dry gas sealing technologies for a joint venture of international oil and gas companies developing a major liquified natural gas field off the Australian coast. The project would capture up to ~4 million tonnes per year of carbon dioxide, which would then be transported and permanently stored more than 1.5 kilometers underground. Reliably capturing and storing the CO2 presented the project with considerable compressor sealing challenges, including handling supercritical fluids and navigating volatile temperature and pressure conditions.Learn More
Proven CCUS Expertise
With the largest global installed base of dry gas seals in CO2 sequestration and EOR, and CO2 pipeline pumping, John Crane is the clear market leader in CCUS sealing solutions.
Nearly 30 Years
Powered by nearly three decades of CCUS expertise, John Crane delivers reliable, market-ready carbon capture solutions.
50% ofCCUS Sites Globally
Our operating CCUS facilities constitute about 50% of the world’s CCUS sites.
80% of CO2 Injected underground
Approximately 80% of the world’s CO2 injected underground utilizes John Crane dry gas seals.
Proven Technology For CO2 Compression
John Crane's CCUS experience began decades before net zero goals accelerated the adoption of this decarbonization solution. Since installing the first dry gas seal in a carbon capture facility in 1996, we've delivered more than 1,100 dry gas seal units for diverse carbon dioxide gas applications, including in supercritical fluid conditions. We're continuing this legacy of innovation by investing in pioneering designs that address the unique dynamics of supercritical carbon dioxide, including the need to reduce phase changes and liquid presence within the fluid.
As carbon emissions regulations tighten, John Crane’s dry gas seals, high-performance couplings and gas systems solutions remain critical to scaling CO2 capture, transport and storage. Our dry gas seals are ideal for centrifugal and integrally geared (IG) compressors — an emerging area in which we already have a proven track record — and deliver reliable compressor solutions for larger CO2 volumes in storage or reinjection.
Advanced Pump Sealing Technologies for CCUS Operations
Pump applications are critical to every link in the CCUS value chain, from water intake and circulation to lean and rich amine circulation, CO2 distribution and boiler feedwater applications. At the same time, liquid CO2 pumping has become increasingly crucial for long-distance transport through pipelines or maritime channels. John Crane's mechanical seals, seal support systems, couplings and filtration play a pivotal role in each of these applications, maintaining their reputation for reliability and safety amid even the most challenging CCUS operating conditions.
Innovations in CCUS Equipment and Process Filtration
Like pumping, filtration plays a crucial role across the CCUS value chain by ensuring the quality of CO2, amine lean solutions and other relevant media for each application and end use. Filtration also protects critical equipment including compressors, pumps, turbines, engines, reactors and coolers. John Crane's filtration portfolio focuses on two critical CCUS applications: equipment filtration, with a proven track record in seal gas conditioning, fuel gas conditioning and lube oil filtration; and process filtration, supported by a robust offering of filter systems for water pre-filtration, modular carbon capture units and more.
Products and Solutions for CCUS Applications
Wet Seals and Systems
John Crane is home to the industry's most comprehensive range of wet seals and systems. Our API, ANSI and high-duty seals have been instrumental in operating numerous existing carbon capture sites worldwide.API 682 O-Ring Pusher Seals Metal Bellows Seals Vessel and Agitator Seals Wet Seal Systems
We have proven experience in seal gas particulate and coalescing filtration for carbon dioxide applications. We’re continuing this legacy of innovation by investing in next-generation coalescing technologies to reduce water and oil containments in CO2.FCF Seal Gas Filtration Fuel Gas Filtration Liquid Filtration Replacement Filter Elements
We design our power transmission couplings to deliver high performance in various applications. Field-proven and market-ready, our couplings are operating reliably in carbon capture facilities ranging from natural gas processing to hydrogen and ammonia production.Turbomachinery Couplings API Couplings General Process Industry Couplings