Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a family of technologies and techniques that enable the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fuel combustion or industrial processes, the transport of CO2 via ships or pipelines, and its storage underground, in depleted oil and gas fields and deep saline formations.

The role of carbon capture and storage in decarbonising the energy system

CCS is vital for reducing emissions across the energy system in both the Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2°C Scenario (2DS) and the Beyond 2°C Scenario (B2DS). The potential for CCS to generate negative emissions when coupled with bioenergy is integral to energy use becoming CO2 emissions‐neutral in 2060. Building CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is critical to unlocking large‐scale CCS deployment.

	Industry	Power	Other transformation
2014	0.00	0.00	0.00
2015	0.00	0.00	0.00
2020	0.01	0.01	0.00
2025	0.30	0.05	0.07
2030	0.54	0.42	0.21
2035	0.73	1.29	0.41
2040	1.01	2.16	0.65
2045	1.23	2.92	0.91
2050	1.46	2.89	1.17
2055	1.53	2.90	1.49
2060	1.75	3.23	1.79
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	Industry	Power	Other transformation
2014	0.00	0.00	0.00
2015	0.00	0.00	0.00
2020	0.01	0.01	0.00
2025	0.78	0.04	0.09
2030	1.35	0.35	0.32
2035	1.92	1.15	0.60
2040	2.44	2.31	1.08
2045	2.83	3.31	1.53
2050	3.44	3.38	1.79
2055	3.75	3.70	2.46
2060	4.16	4.47	2.62
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Our work on Carbon capture and storage