CCS is a climate change technology that can prevent the emission of large quantities of CO2 in the atmosphere from the use of fossil fuels. Carbon capture and storage is a proven technology and has been in commercial operation for decades. There are three basic types of CO2 capture: pre-combustion, post-combustion and oxyfuel. Below you can find news related to the technology. If you wish to receive regular news in your inbox, then please subscribe to our newsletter.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Find here some commonly asked questions about Carbon Capture and their answers

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) or carbon capture and sequestration is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) before it enters the atmosphere, transporting it, and storing it (carbon sequestration) for centuries or millennia. Usually the CO2 is captured from large point sources, such as coal-fired power plant, a chemical plant or biomass power plant, and then stored in an underground geological formation.

The aim is to prevent the release of CO2 from heavy industry with the intent of mitigating the effects of climate change. Although CO2 has been injected into geological formations for several decades for various purposes, including enhanced oil recovery, the long-term storage of CO2 is a relatively new concept. 

Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) and CCS are sometimes discussed collectively as carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS). This is because CCS is a relatively expensive process yielding a product with an intrinsic low value (i.e. CO2). Hence, carbon capture makes economically more sense when being combined with a utilization process where the cheap CO2 can be used to produce high-value chemicals to offset the high costs of capture operations.