Carbon capture, utilisation and storage
Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) refers to a suite of technologies that can play a diverse role in meeting global energy and climate goals.Read more
CCUS technologies also provide the foundation for carbon removal or "negative emissions" when the CO2 comes from bio-based processes or directly from the atmosphere. There are around 35 commercial facilities applying CCUS to industrial processes, fuel transformation and power generation.
Last updated Oct 17, 2022
Capacity of large-scale CO2 capture projects, current and planned vs. the Net Zero Scenario, 2020-2030Open
CCUS facilities currently capture almost 45 Mt CO2 globally, but this needs to increase
Project developers have announced ambitions for over 200 new capture facilities to be operating by 2030, capturing over 220 Mt CO2 per year. However, only around 10 commercial capture projects under development have taken FID as of June 2022. Nevertheless, even at such level, CCUS deployment would remain substantially below what is required in the Net Zero Scenario.
Venture Capital investments in CCU start-ups, 2015-2021Open
CO2 use can bring important climate benefits, but with caveats
CO2 use does not necessarily lead to emissions reduction. Climate benefits associated with a given CO2 use depend on the source of the CO2 (natural, fossil, biogenic or air-captured), the product or service the CO2-based product is displacing, the carbon intensity of the energy used for the conversion process, how long the CO2 is retained in the product, and the scale of the market for this particular use. The use of low-carbon energy is particularly critical for CO2 use in fuels and chemical intermediates, as these processes are highly energy-intensive.
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Founded in 1991, the remit of the GHG TCP is to evaluate options and assess the progress of carbon capture and storage, and other technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels, biomass and waste. The aim of the TCP is to help accelerate energy technology innovation by ensuring that stakeholders from both the public and private sectors share knowledge, work collaboratively and, where appropriate, pool resources to deliver integrated and cost-effective solutions.