Sasol Limited Climate Change Report 2021 - Book - Page 16
A NET ZERO AMBITION
Our Energy Business (CONTINUED)
Our 2050 roadmap
A flexible roadmap has been developed that offers optionality in how we achieve
our 2050 ambition
Post 2030, the future is uncertain with a number of variables needing to hold true from a technological, affordability and
market perspective to achieve our 2050 ambitions. To deal with uncertainty, optionality and flexibility have been intentionally
built into our emissions roadmap. Our fossil-fuel-free vision is predicated on affordable green hydrogen at scale for zero scope 1
and 2 emissions, however, achieving Net Zero by 2050 is not.
to Net Zero
We have intentionally not locked ourselves into a single 2050 pathway today and in doing so we are able to optimise
our costs, avoid large infrastructure lock-in and prevent the potential for stranded assets and regret capital spend.
Incremental introduction of certain technologies and feedstocks in the short to medium term offers flexibility and
optionality. Should a particular technology emerge as being more cost effective, we aim to swiftly integrate it into our
This agile approach is supported by conclusions presented by reputable organisations such as the IEA in its 2021 Net
Zero 2050 report.
Reducing coal use and alternative feedstocks
Efficiencies and low-carbon energy
Low-carbon product slate and value pools
LEVERS TO ACHIEVE NET ZERO
Align GHG and environmental
compliance through synergies
Green hydrogen and sustainable carbon
Reduce coal demand
Creation of new products streams/value pools
Increase gas intake by 40 – 60 PJ/a
Electrification and renewables
Renewables up to 1 200 MW for Secunda3
Further reductions in coal
Advancing energy and process efficiency
CDRs, technology and nature-based solutions4
Optimising asset and product
portfolio with market demand
Additional gas and asset optimisation
SIGNPOSTS TO INFORM OUR CHOICE OF LEVERS
1 and 2
Technology cost changes5
1 and 2
Macro-trends, including price of gas and
hydrogen, biomass availability, electric vehicle
penetration and advancement of hydrogen
1. Will be re-baselined for reporting in 2022.
2. 2019 baseline.
3. Renewables for the Secunda site, including Air Liquide's
4.Biological carbon sequestration, eg forestry projects, geological CCS and DAC.
5. Including support to others, own research and development of key technologies.
6. Including support to partners and an enabling policy environment.
Sasol Climate Change Report 2021
Broad customer sentiment, including views on
The worst case net zero scenario leaves ~ < 35% hard-to-abate residual scope
1, 2 and 3 (Category 11) emissions, which will require CDRs to neutralise and
in a best case scenario the fossil-fuel-free vision materialises.