Avoiding climate change is arguably one of the toughest challenges facing human-kind and curbing our CO2 emissions is the focus of that challenge. The “capture” portion of CCS projects is often the most costly portion, but researchers worldwide are coming together to make these processes more efficient and less costly.
It is estimated that 77 per cent of our global energy needs are currently being met with fossil fuels, while 40 to 60 per cent of all global CO2 emissions are coming from stationary sources, such as power plants, refineries and industrial facilities. Capturing these emissions at their source is a practical approach, until other energy options have matured or can be put in place.
Capturing CO2 from industrial sources is currently underway and most processes commonly use pre-combustion, post-combustion or oxy-fuel capture methods. Once captured, CO2 is compressed into a liquid state and transported via pipeline, truck or ship to a suitable storage location.
The CCS Pro section of this website has in-depth technical information on these CO2 capture processes. To learn more follow these links: