Shell Cansolv – Gas absorption solutions

Shell Cansolv is a leader in gas treating and sulphur dioxide (SO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery technologies, with a high-performance portfolio of reliable solutions that can help meet the most stringent product specifications and emission limits at lower costs. The company provides regenerable amine-based capture technologies to remove pollutants from industrial off-gases. Our assurance is to provide custom designed economic solutions to our clients` environmental and regulatory problems.

Company details

Carel van Bylandtlaan 16, , The Hague, , 2596 HR Netherlands

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Industry Type:
Oil, Gas & Refineries - Gas
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Provide high efficiency air pollution control and capture solutions.
Our patented technology will serve as the benchmark for stationary source air emission abatement around the world.
Provide custom designed economic solutions to our clients' environmental problems.

Cansolv Technologies Incorporated (CTI) was formed in 1997 to commercialize the CANSOLV SO2 Scrubbing System. On November 30th of 2008, Shell Global Solutions International B.V (SGSI) purchased 100% of the shares of CTI. The company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of SGSI.

CTI has maintainted a strong Research and Development program focused on continuously improving the CANSOLV SO2 process, developing a CO2 Capture process, and integrating advanced amine purification systems. At this time, thirteen commercial CANSOLV SO2 Scrubbing Systems are in operation and many more are in the detailed engineering or procurement phase. Numerous CANSOLV CO2  Capture demonstration units are currently being engineered and are well positioned to serve the evolving greenhouse Gas abatement market. CTI also aims at developing mutlipollutant control technologies, through continued Research & Development and strategic partnerships.

'We serve customers worldwide and focus our efforts on providing highly integrated gas treatment solutions that maximize environmental and economic value.'

Cansolv is an innovative, technology-centered company that applies its expertise in two main directions.

Providing a high value solution to our customers by

  • Customed engineering solutions for optimal integration in the plant.
  • Maintaining an efficient and cost-effective supply chain for the critical equipment (gas-liquid contacting device, Amine Purification Unit).
  • Offering supply of modularized skid-mounted units, in order to reduce field construction costs.

Pursuing strong R&D efforts:

  • To continuously improve our commercial SO2 and CO2 absorption processes.
  • To develop new multi-pollutant abatement solutions (NOx, Hg, etc.).