Reducing CO2 emissions from industry and heavy transport is a tough nut to crack. It is one of the most pressing challenges for governments around the world striving to combat climate change. At NGV, we’re at the forefront of efforts to speed up the development of one emerging solution – Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS).
What is CCUS?
CCUS stands for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. It’s a way of capturing and potentially re-using CO2 emissions from industrial processes such as steel or cement making or from fossil fuel power stations.
First, the CO2 is separated from other gases in the industrial process. Once captured, it takes one of two routes. The CO2 can be re-used in industry and converted into plastics, concrete or biofuel, for example. Or it can be compressed, then transported and injected into rock formations deep underground for permanent storage.
CCUS in action
At National Grid Ventures, we’re partnering on CCUS projects that will help to generate a greener economy: