Dispelling Myths Around CCS (Factsheet)

13th June 2022

The accelerated deployment of carbon capture and storage is a critical piece of the solution to slowing climate change and transitioning towards net-zero. But, there remains a wealth of misinformation about CCS in the public space.

This new two-pager from the Global CCS Institute tackles five of the most common myths about CCS:

  • CCS is an unproven technology
  • CCS is too expensive
  • CO2 storage is unsafe
  • CCS only prolongs the life of fossil fuel industries and delays the world from reaching global climate goals
  • There is not enough space to safely store all of the CO2 captured by CCS projects

Download the full factsheet below to learn more about the evidence against each of these myths, with references to the latest research from the IEA, IPCC, and other trusted scientific bodies.



Back to Publications


The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Dispelling Myths Around CCS (Factsheet)


Get the latest CCS updates