Sasol Limited Climate Change Report 2021 - Book - Page 15
A NET ZERO AMBITION
Our Energy Business (CONTINUED)
Our 2030 roadmap
We have a clear plan based on known technologies to reduce emissions to 2030
A pathway to higher ambition by 2030
Scope 1 and 2 emissions
Our 2030 GHG emissions reduction roadmap
Decarbonising over the next decade is of critical
importance. Sasol's two main challenges in the period
to 2030 are air quality compliance and GHG reductions.
A re-evaluation of our existing 2030 GHG emission
reduction roadmap and target was prompted by a deeper
understanding of our decarbonisation path to 2050.
In doing so, we took a holistic view of how we respond
to air quality and GHG management. This resulted in
new-found synergistic opportunities; decommissioning
of boilers, renewable energy and LNG use, all of which
improve air quality and reduce GHG emissions.
1 and 2
A further important reduction lever that we are focusing
on is increasing the use of renewable energy at our
facilities. Previously we had considered replacing 600
MW of Eskom1 imports and now we are aiming for 1
200 MW. This increase is enabled by the proposed
decommissioning of boilers thereby reducing selfgeneration of electricity on the site. By switching from
steam to electric drives we will also allow for a further
increase in the amount of renewable energy that can be
incorporated. Important to note is that grid electricity
will still be required depending on renewable energy load
The introduction of LNG in incremental amounts,
approximately 40 - 60 petajoules (PJ) per annum
reduces our reliance on coal, allows us to avoid potential
infrastructure lock-in, while maintaining plant production
at today’s levels (see page 17 for further details of
our LNG sourcing plan). In order to accommodate the
increased natural gas, we will debottleneck existing gas
reforming capacity at our Secunda Operations. This will
allow us to reduce coal intake.
Additional gas3 ;
1 and 2
300 MW5 Renewable
energy and energy
coal exports and
1 and 2
GHGs covered: CO2, CH4 and N2O
~R15 - 25bn cumulative total capital expenditure to 20304
Scope 3 emissions
Our Energy Business's most material scope 3 emissions
are from the combustion of our energy products by
our customers, once sold (Category 11). These products
include export coal, oil, gas and liquid fuels. Reducing
these emissions entail product-type changes and
curtailment of existing production volumes. In addition,
we are looking to grow new product lines associated
with green hydrogen and sustainable carbon feedstocks,
which we will then be able to substitute for fossil fuel
products, materially growing in the next decade.
In support of Net Zero by 2050, we also set a 20%
scope 3 absolute reduction target to be achieved by
2030, relating to our sold energy products, off a 2019
baseline. We identified asset and product optimisation
levers, such as responsibly scaling down our coal exports
and transitioning to sustainable fuels to reduce these
emissions. These options we aim to start implementing
30% Scope 1 and 2 target
20% Scope 3 target
Scope 1 and 2
1 200 MW
of which Air Liquide is allocated 400 MW
South Africa's public electricity provider.
Sasol's portion of the initial 600 MW we are contracting from Independent Power Producers (IPP's) in partnership with Air Liquide.
An additional ~40 - 60PJ/y gas.
Transform capital to deliver GHG reduction ambition (see page 10 for full sustainability capex).
Having sold part of the ASUs to Air Liquide, 800 MW represents Sasol's consumption of the total 1 200 MW target for the Secunda site.
Reduces scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
Sasol Climate Change Report 2021