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What is Carbon Capture?

Carbon capture is a technology that captures CO2 emissions that can be used later for the manufacturing process. CCUS (Carbon capture, utilization, and storage) is known as one of the few solutions to tackle emissions from heavy industry and to remove carbon from the atmosphere. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, by 2050, carbon capture could achieve 14% of the gas emission reduction needed to achieve many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The less costly option to produce clean hydrogen is by reforming natural gas with carbon capture technology. Carbon capture could also be re-used in industrial processes by converting it into plastics, concrete or biofuel among others.

When the CO2 is not used in any application, it is then compressed and transported by pipeline, ship, rail or truck to be injected into deep geological formations, such as saline aquifers or depleted oil and gas reservoirs, which typically need to be 1km or more under the ground to wrap the C02 for permanent storage.

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