What is carbon capture?

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted when fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are used.  Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a process used to prevent these CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

CCS captures CO2 at a power station or industrial facility such as a steel, LNG or cement plant. The captured CO2 is then stored safely and permanently in deep underground geological structures, or by other physical, chemical or biological means.

How is COcaptured?

The three major methods of capturing CO2 produced through the burning of fossil fuels for electricity generation are post-combustion, oxyfuel combustion and pre-combustion.

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