The project has been approved by the President of the Russian Federation and involves a whole range of forestry measures with a total absorption potential of 10 million tons of CO2 equivalent.
The research project will be implemented within the framework of the approved roadmap for the development of cooperation between Rosneft and the government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, which provides for the involvement of scientific and educational organizations in the region to assess and unlock the potential of carbon uptake by Siberian forests.
The forest-climatic project in the Krasnoyarsk Territory provides, in particular, for the development of a concept for the creation of a Carbon Research Center (carbon landfill) to monitor the concentration of greenhouse gases and improve methods for assessing their absorption by the forests of the region.
In addition, within the framework of research, it is planned to develop a methodological basis for constructing mathematical models of balance, as well as a prototype of a software package that will allow Rosneft specialists to develop measures to increase the absorption of greenhouse gases by various types of ecosystems.
The forest is a natural sink of greenhouse gases and an effective decarbonization tool. Rosneft traditionally pays special attention to the issues of reforestation and forest conservation. By the end of 2021, the company and its subsidiaries planted about 9.3 million seedlings of trees of various breeds.
A key component of the Company's long-term environmental agenda is the Rosneft 2030 strategy: Reliable Energy and Global Energy Transition. The strategy's priorities include reducing the carbon footprint through measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, and use the potential of natural carbon uptake.
Siberian Federal University is one of the largest research and educational centers in Russia. Since 2021, the first world-class climate Research and education Center has been created on the basis of SFU, which unites partner organizations and works to solve problems of greening the economy, creating advanced industrial technologies and forming global climate initiatives.
Rosneft and SFU have been cooperating since 2008. With the financial and organizational assistance of the Company, the educational and laboratory building of the Institute of Oil and Gas, equipped with modern equipment, was built in SFU. Now it is one of the most popular institutes among applicants, the competition, depending on the specialty, is up to 17 people per place.
In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Rosneft is represented by such large enterprises as RN-Vankor, East Siberian Oil and Gas Company, Slavneft-Krasnoyarsk Oil and Gas, Achinsk Refinery, RN-Drilling, RN-Krasnoyarsk Oil and Gas, RN-Krasnoyarsk Oil and Gas Production, etc.