What is Carbon Capture & Storage?
Carbon Capture and Storage is a mitigation technology essential in tackling global climate change, and ensuring a secure energy supply.
CCS technology captures carbon dioxide from fossil fuel power stations.
The CO₂ is then transported via pipelines and stored safely offshore in deep underground structures such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs, and deep saline aquifers.
The Hard Facts behind Carbon Capture and Storage
ZEP – The Hard Facts behind Carbon Capture and Storage
For the past 40 years the world economy has run almost entirely on fossil fuels. Today, these supply over 80% of the worlds energy needs, a reality set to continue for decades to come. But while fossil fuels provide us with the stable electricity we need to power our nations and drive our economies, they also release billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide or CO2 into the atmosphere, thereby accelerating global warming.
Experts agree that we must reduce our expected emissions by at least 50% over the next 20 years. But with world energy demand expected to increase by 50% by 2030 and renewable energy to make up only ~30% of the energy mix by this date, only a portfolio of solutions can achieve this goal.
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Inside CCS: the workings of CO2 capture, transport & storage
Safe Storage: Closing the carbon loop