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A new report by the Global CCS Institute is available now!

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Associate Professor in Energy and Process Engineering Cranfield University

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A new report by the Global CCS Institute is out, and the key message is clear. 💡

We need CCUS to decarbonise energy-intensive industries, such as cement, iron, steel and chemical production industries.

CCUS will also play a role in the decarbonising power industry, although I think it won't be as substantial as that in EEIs. We've got renewables and nuclear for power after all. 🏭

Despite being challenging, 2020 has been a good year for CCUS:
- CCUS capacity increased by 33% year-on-year (116 MtCO2 per annum)
- 26 commercial facilities are operating
- 14 are in an advanced stage of development (FEED)
- 21 are in an early stage of development

It's great to see the growing momentum for CCUS. Yet, there's still lots to do to drive the costs down.

We keep working on new process designs, advanced capture materials and innovative business models to make CCUS more affordable.

How can we work together to deliver net-zero emissions? 🌍

 

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Matt Chester on Dec 7, 2020

What's your estimated timeline before the market could really see an impact from CCUS?

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Dawid Hanak on Dec 7, 2020

Matt, I think 10-15 years. There are some mature technologies that are already demonstrated at scale, but still, the costs for CCUS need to come down or value for CO2 needs to increase (i.e. use for chemicals production).

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