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Carbon Capture Use & Storage

Carbon capture use and geological storage (CCUS) technology is the only currently available technology that allows very deep cuts to be made in CO2 emissions to atmosphere from fossil fuels at the scale needed.

Failure to widely deploy CCUS will seriously hamper international efforts to address climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the pre-eminent body on climate science - has identified CCUS as a critical technology to stabilise atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations in an economically efficient manner. The IPCC found that CCUS could contribute up to 55% of the cumulative mitigation effort by 2100 while reducing the costs of stabilisation to society by 30% or more.

CCUS will be needed across a number of sectors that need to tackle CO2 emissions, including fossil fuel power stations (coal, gas and oil), steel, aluminium, cement and chemicals.

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CCUS Technologies

Addressing the challenge of climate change, while meeting the need for affordable energy, will require access to and deployment of the full range of energy efficient and low carbon technologies.

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The Role of CCUS

There is an increasing recognition that technology developments have to be part of the solution to climate change.

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