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Industrial CCS

28th June 2016

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

Introduction to industrial carbon capture and storage

Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a process used to capture carbon dioxide gas (CO2) that is produced by power stations or other types of industrial facilities. To keep CO2 out of the atmosphere, it is captured from the power plant or industry, transported, and securely stored underground, permanently.

One of the major benefits of CCS as an emissions reduction technology is that it can be applied to different types of CO2 emissions sources, particularly those with very large volumes of emissions, such as power plants and some industrial facilities.

Importantly, CCS is a proven technology that is already in operation around the world, in a number of industrial sectors. These industrial applications are the main focus of this report, and some of them date back as far as the 1970s and 1980s.

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