Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (2023)

Enrico Andreoli, Swansea University

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (1)Dr. Enrico Andreoli is an expert in carbon capture and utilization (CCU) and team leader at Swansea University's Energy Security Institute. His research, teaching and activities are related to energy and resource sustainability. He is interested in CCU technology, with a particular focus on developing advanced carbon dioxide capture and utilization materials to enable large-scale deployment of CCUs, particularly for industrial decarbonization. By taking a general approach, Dr. Andreoli and his colleagues have a unique approach to developing practical decarbonisation solutions.

Luke Bailey, Department of Energy Security and Net Zero

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (2)Luke Bailey is Senior Policy Advisor at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero Energy (DESNZ), leading the development of the CCUS Energy Future Policy Framework. Luke has worked in energy policy development and implementation for Ofgem and BEIS/DESNZ for the past nine years, covering the areas of CCUS, renewable heat and renewable electricity.

Claire Bond, University of Aberdeen

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (3)Professor Clare Bond is a geoscientist with an interest in the interaction between Earth processes and humans. Its research activities aim to influence and accelerate our energy transition to net zero emissions. He was lead scientist for the NERC-led scoping study for the UKRI Carbon Storage Research Facility, funded by the UKRI Infrastructure Fund, and is a member of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee, which advises the UK Government on radioactive waste disposal. She is also the Scottish Director of Carbon Capture and Storage. It focuses on research on a range of topics, including how the Earth's crust is deformed by natural and anthropogenic processes, exploration of uncertainty and human bias in subjective data interpretation, and the connection between society and science. Her research impacts contemporary challenges such as carbon storage, science communication, understanding and communicating uncertainty, geothermal energy and radioactive waste disposal.

Ben Viscount, Net Zero Industrial Wales

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (4)Dutchman Ben Burggraaf started his career in Corus' R&D center in the Netherlands in 2002 and in 2007 was appointed Energy Optimization Manager at Port Talbot Steel Works. In 2014 he moved to Welsh Water and was responsible for the daily energy costs of >4,000 business locations across Wales. Four years later he was appointed Director of Energy, leading all aspects of Welsh Water's energy management, including the development and management of the company's net zero strategy. In 2022, Ben was appointed as the first Chief Executive of Net Zero Industries in Wales, supporting the industry cluster in Wales to achieve net zero.

Christian Calvillo, University of Strathclyde

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Christian Calvillo is a researcher at the Center for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde and works on a number of projects in various energy sectors, including electrification of transport and heating, energy efficiency, hydrogen and industrial decarbonisation. He completed his doctoral research in the Erasmus Mundus Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS) joint PhD program hosted by the Pontifical University of Comillas, Spain. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; and the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Christian's research interests include energy system modelling, decarbonisation scenario analysis, industrial decarbonisation, CCUS, renewable energy integration, fuel and transport poverty and economic and policy analysis.

Diarmaid Clery, University of Manchester

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Diarmaid Clery is a researcher at the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, and joined the center in 2019 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Leeds. He is now a member of IDRIC, working with stakeholders from the CCUS group and the UK public to create a social license to decarbonise industry. His background is engineering, having worked as an engineer in the energy industry and completed a Ph.D. in greenhouse gas removal technologies. The overall goal of his research is to understand interdisciplinary issues related to dealing with climate change, including decarbonization and the removal of greenhouse gases.

Emily Cox, Oxford and Cardiff Universities

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Emily Cox is a researcher at the Universities of Oxford and Cardiff. He is an energy and climate society researcher specializing in public attitudes and behaviour, risk, resilience and socio-technical systems. Her research focuses on public perceptions of carbon removal technologies. Understanding public attitudes is critical to the ethical and effective development of new technologies, and Emily's work aims to strengthen public engagement in climate innovation. Emily was previously Associate Professor of Psychology at Cardiff University and taught Energy Policy at the University of Sussex. Emily is based in Bristol and has a Ph.D. in science and technology.

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Tim Dixon, IEAGHG

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (8)Tim Dixon is Director of IEAGHG, an international research organization responsible for providing members and wider stakeholders with the technical evidence base for advances in carbon capture and storage (CCS) through GHGT meetings and numerous workshops International knowledge sharing. Tim has extensive experience in representing CCS in the UNFCCC and other international agreements since 2004. Outside of IEAGHG, Tim is a board director of the CCS International Knowledge Center in Canada, an honorary senior fellow and associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and a professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh . Before joining IEAGHG, Tim worked on CCS and clean energy technology for the UK Government and AEA Technology (UK). He is also a founding member of the board of the UK CCS Research Centre.

Muir Freer, University of Manchester

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (9)Dr. Muir Freer is a research fellow at the Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester. His research focuses on high spatial resolution carbon-optimized and cost-optimized modeling and simulation for carbon capture and storage (BECCS) bioenergy and other UK CCS supply chains. His research is of particular interest in the development of CCS integration pathways for hybrid distributed transmitters using pipeline and non-pipeline transmission methods.

Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC og University of Sheffield

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (10)Professor Jon Gibbins has spent 45 years working in energy engineering, fuel switching and CCS, first in industry, later as a university academic and most recently leading a national academic research programme. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of IMEchE, Fellow of the Institute of Energy Research and CCS Professor at the University of Sheffield. Since 2005, Jon has played a leading role in building UK CCS academic capacity and developing the UK CCS Research Center into an inclusive and open virtual national center through his role as Director. His research activities focus on engaging with industry and policy makers on the practical aspects of CCS deployment, focusing on political and economic requirements and detailed practical analyzes of matching collection facility design to market conditions.

Aaron Goat, Ballinga

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (11)Aaron currently leads industrial decarbonisation and hard carbon work at consultancy Baringa, joining in November 2022. He previously spent six years at the UK Climate Change Council where he led work on industrial, commercial and consumer emissions decarbonisation (and compiled their analysis of CCS) and contributed to the Government has provided key advice on setting a net zero target for the UK and a Sixth Carbon Budget. Aaron also previously worked in the UK Parliament for five years providing impartial energy advice to MPs and peers and modeling geological CO2 storage at the British Geological Survey - he has a Ph.D.

Clair Gough, UKCCSRC og University of Manchester

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (12)Dr. Clair Gough is a senior researcher at the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester, focusing on CCS and biomass energy and CCS (BECCS). Claire has extensive experience in energy-related social science research, including expert elicitation processes, public attitudes and responses, ethical assessments and integrated socio-technical assessments. Clair's research aims to better understand the social, technological and climate impacts of CCS and its role in achieving net zero emissions. Her current research involves analyzing the conditions for establishing a societal license to operate decarbonisation and carbon removal technologies, including CCS and BECCS.

Stuart Haszeldine, UKCCSRC and University of Edinburgh

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (13)As CCS Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Stuart formed the largest university team in the UK studying the geology of CO2 storage. He has over 40 years of research experience in new approaches to energy, innovative oil and gas, radioactive waste, carbon capture and storage and biochar. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002 for his research into radioactive waste treatment, received the Geological Society's William Smith Medal in 2011 for his work on reservoir quality geochemistry, was appointed an OBE in 2012 for services to climate change technology, and 2021 Appointed Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is also the Director of SCCS.

Ruth Herbert, CCSA

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (14)Ruth joined CCSA in 2021 after two decades in the public sector. As director of strategy at the Low Carbon Contracts Company, Ruth implemented two key features of today's electricity market - CfD and capacity markets - and established LCCC as a trusted advisor to governments on decarbonisation. At the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ruth led the EMR Program Office, from the White Paper to the 2013 Energy Bill, negotiated the EU's Carbon Sequestration Directive and spoke at the 2009 Carbon Sequestration Ministerial Leadership Forum. He is a financial adviser to HM Treasury and the City of London Corporation.

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Chris Holdsworth, University of Edinburgh

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (15)Chris was a final PhD student at the University of Edinburgh where he tested the use of natural isotopic tracers to verify CO2 storage in geological reservoirs. He works closely with Carbfix, an Icelandic mineral CO2 storage company that tests natural geochemical tracers in the active CCS and CDR projects that Carbfix operates in Iceland. Chris worked for Carbfix in Iceland last summer and is currently working with Storegga, the lead developer on the Acorn project and the Scottish CCS cluster.

Jasmine Kemper, IEAGHG

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (16)Jasmin Kemper is a project technical advisor for IEAGHG, leading technical studies on CO2 dehydration, pipeline transport, bio-CCS and CO2-EOR greenhouse gas emission capture, CCS clusters, regional CCS development and unburned coal. Her other areas of work include the IEAGHG network on solid cycle technologies, sustainability issues, life cycle assessment, CO2-free greenhouse gases and CO2 utilization in geological formations.

Paul Kirkman, Prometheus Particles

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (17)Paul Kirkman joined Promethean Particles in 2022 to lead the R&D team and Promethean's efforts in the scalable, low-cost production of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as commercially viable sorbents for CCS. Prior to joining Promethean, Paul was a Senior Scientist and Team Leader at Lubrizol Limited, where his research focused on the development of fuel-saving and emission-reducing lubricant additives for transportation. Paul has a PhD in Chemistry from the Electrochemistry and Interface Group at the University of Warwick.

Xi Liang, University College London και Guangdong CCUS

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (18)Xi Liang is Professor of Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure Transformation at University College London. Before joining UCL, he was a Senior Lecturer in Energy Finance at the University of Edinburgh. He has a PhD in energy policy and finance. Professor Liang is Secretary-General and Co-Founder of the Sino-British (Guangdong) CCUS Centre, member of the Chinese Government Climate Finance Expert Group and former PI of World Bank Climate Finance and related CCS projects and the Asian Development Bank. He is also a climate strategy consultant for several companies, including China Resources Group, China Energy Construction, Chia Tai Group and Shenzhen Energy Co., Ltd. He has recently begun leading CCUS provincial programs in Guangdong and Ningxia, China.

Richard Little, RWE

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (19)Richard Little has over 30 years experience in power station operations, having been Station Master for Aberthaw Power Station (the last coal-fired power station in Wales) and most recently Pembroke Power Station (one of the UK's most efficient CCGTs). As Director of RWE's Pembroke Net Zero Center (PNZC), Richard represents, initiates and coordinates the RWE Group's activities in South Wales, including RWE's liquid wind and downstream decarbonisation projects such as green hydrogen, CCS, for electricity, batteries and co-fired heat H2 industrial neighbor.

Kunlei Liu, University of Kentucky

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (20)Kunlei Liu is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He has more than 30 years of experience in leading research projects in the areas of combustion, gasification and emission control. His research interests include fossil fuel combustion and gasification, emissions control, carbon sequestration from point sources and air, biomass utilization for fuels and chemicals, hydrogen production, process intensification and optimization, artificial intelligence for performance monitoring and improvement, and end-to-end metal recycling for lithium batteries and lifetime solar panels. Dr. Liu received his BS (1988) and PhD (1993) degrees in thermal engineering from Southeast University in Nanjing, China. Prior to Kentucky, he worked at Southeastern University, Western Kentucky University, Environmental Systems Corporation (ESC), and Babcock & Wilcox.

Bryony Livesey, IDC (UKRI)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (21)Bryony Livesey leads the Industrial Decarbonization Challenge (IDC), part of the Industrial Strategic Challenge Fund (ISCF). The IDC is a £210m scheme with £261m in industry funding to develop low carbon technologies and deliver infrastructure in heavily industrialized parts of the UK. Bryony was previously Costain's Head of Technology, where he was responsible for identifying and developing new technologies. She was a member of the BEIS Cost Challenge Working Group, Director of the CCSA (where she co-chaired the Technical Working Group) and past Chair of the UKCCSRC Independent Advisory Committee.

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Toby Lockwood, Clean Air Task Force

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (22)Toby Lockwood is technical and marketing director for Clean Air Group Carbon Capture (Europe). In this role, he leads CATF's analytical work to highlight how carbon sequestration can help Europe meet its climate goals. Recently co-chaired the "CCUS Vision" working group of the EU CCUS Forum on behalf of the CATF. Before joining CATF, Toby worked for nine years in carbon sequestration at the IEA Clean Coal Center and also had experience developing pollution controls for the lime industry. He regularly writes on CCS and other energy industry topics for industry publications.

Richard Marsh, UKCCSRC og Cardiff University

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (23)Richard Marsh is a professor specializing in energy systems. His teaching specialties include thermodynamics, energy studies and energy management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His primary research interests are combustion, biomass in energy systems, fuel injection of gas turbine engineering, chemical and process engineering and waste management. Richard's current research projects include hydrogen evolution and sustainable thermochemistry in steel, including CCUS. Richard is Director of the UK Flame Research Council and a member of the International Energy Agency's Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme.

Lee Mills, Department of Natural Resources Wales

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (24)Lee Mills has been with the Natural Resources Wales family for five years working in regulatory, project management and is currently a senior specialist consultant in decarbonisation of industry. Before joining NRW, he was CEO of a private limited company for 12 years and Chief Operating Officer of a civil engineering company for 4 years. Before entering the private sector, he worked for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency for six years doing research on water quality and water resources.

Frank Morton, National Carbon Sequestration Center, U.S. Department of Energy

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (25)Frank Morton is currently a consulting engineer at the US Department of Energy's National Center for Coal Storage, after more than 40 years as a chemical engineer in industry and research. He is responsible for bringing universities, governments, research and industry organizations into collaborative technology development centers. Frank has evaluated projects with over 100 organizations involved in carbon sequestration R&D and has entered into cooperative testing agreements with over 40 organizations from 8 countries. International cooperation includes the establishment of test facilities, the execution of test projects and technology upgrades. Morton has extensive experience in developing carbon capture technologies in Japan, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Australia, South Korea, the UK, Norway, Mexico and Canada.

Vahid Niasar, University of Manchester

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (26)Professor Vahid Niasar is Head of Subsurface Engineering and Porous Media Physics at the University of Manchester. He also serves as Associate Director for Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Director of the MSc Subsurface Energy Engineering programme. Recently elected president of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), his research interests include multiphase flow, reactive transport, hydrogeology, carbon sequestration and storage, underground hydrogen storage, and electrochemical system modeling.

Julia Race, University of Strathclyde

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Before starting her academic career, Julia worked in industry for over 20 years and later in the pipeline industry for 7 years as an integrity advisor for General Electric Oil & Gas. In this role, she was responsible for providing serviceability, remaining life and corrosion assessments for onshore and offshore pipelines. He has also worked as a materials engineer in the petrochemical and power generation industries, involved in the operation, maintenance and design of chemical plants and power plants. Her primary research interests are the use of pipeline infrastructure to provide pathways to net zero emissions - primarily CO2 transport for CCS systems and hydrogen as a replacement for oil and gas in the energy mix. Research topics include material and specification requirements for CO2 and H2 pipelines, quantitative risk assessment techniques including pipeline failure rate and impact analysis, hydraulic network design and system flexibility development, and techno-economic and wider economic implications.

David Reiner, UKCCSRC og University of Cambridge

David Reiner is Professor of Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School and Assistant Director of the Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG). He is one of two academic members of the CCUS committee, which is chaired by the UK Secretary of State for Energy, and is on the £210m advisory board. Industrial Decarbonization Challenge. His research focuses on the political economy of climate and energy policy, with a particular focus on hard-to-retreat and greenhouse gas removals.

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Jen Roberts, UKCCSRC og University of Strathclyde

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Dr. Jen Roberts is Deputy Director and Head of Early Careers, UKCCSRC. Jen is also a member of the research committees of the UK Energy Research Center (UKERC), Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) and the Carbon Dioxide Storage Research Facility (CSRF) Scientific Advisory Group. He is Associate Editor for the open access journal ES3 (Earth Sciences, Systems and Societies) and is currently working on the special issue "Earth Sciences and the Net Zero Race".

Abby Samson, University of Sheffield

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (30)Dr. Abby Samson is Associate Professor in Fuels and Combustion at the University of Sheffield. He is a member of the Energy2050 team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research interests and activities include analytical techniques for solvent handling of PCC, DAC and development of low-carbon and sustainable energy and biomass fuels. Abby is a member of the IChemE Clean Energy Special Interest Group and the Executive Committee of the Fuels and Energy Research Forum.

Kyra Sedransk Campbell, UKCCSRC og University of Sheffield

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (31)Dr. Kyra Sedransk Campbell is a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He is co-inventor of the Oxidation Ion Thermal Synthesis (OIS) method and co-founder of Nanomox Ltd. Her research is at the intersection of chemical engineering, chemistry and materials science. Use basic research, including the development of new technologies, to inform important sustainability issues. In carbon sequestration, she has been instrumental in understanding the corrosion challenges plaguing existing technologies, making infrastructure safer and less susceptible to corrosion. He is a member and leader of the ISCF TFI Future Leaders Group EDI Working Group, TransFire Project EDI Committee, TFI Network+ Scientific Advisory Board and serves as EDI Lead for CCS Network+. It is working to improve EDI in manufacturing as a way of making it more attractive as a viable career in the UK.

Karl Shepherd, Department of Natural Resources Wales

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (32)Karl Shepherd worked for 16 years at Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the Environment Agency Wales (EA) responsible for industrial environmental regulation, including working with the Welsh Government and other regulators on the regulatory framework. Much of the work revolves around combustion regulation and more recently industrial decarbonisation and how NRW can better integrate sustainable natural resource management into our regulatory obligations. Before joining NRW/EA, he worked for 12 years at British Gas R&D (and its successors) researching the use of natural gas in the industrial sector, including energy efficiency and low emissions.

Kirstie Simpson, University of Chester

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (33)In addition to her academic role as Associate Dean at Chester Business School at the University of Chester, Kirstie Simpson oversees a number of key externally funded projects totaling nearly £40 million. Most recently, Kirstie's work has focused on the challenges of industrial decarbonisation and the requirement and importance of developing skills across decarbonised supply chains. Kirstie chairs the HyNet Project Skills, Learning and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Subcommittee and as such leads the Northwest Territories in building a more inclusive and diverse decarbonised workforce. Kirstie is passionate about maximizing academic and stakeholder engagement. Strengthening these relationships creates flexible and accessible learning opportunities for students, while helping industry develop the skills of its future workforce.

Gang Wang, Heriot-Watt University

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (34)Dr Gang Wang is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Heriot-Watt University (HWU). He has a PhD in Petroleum Engineering and an MS in Reservoir Evaluation and Management from HWU and previously worked as a reservoir engineer at CNPC. His primary research interest lies in the use of numerical simulations to better understand multiscale and multiphysics processes involved in underground gas storage. It is working closely with industry in Europe and the UK to deliver site-scale underground hydrogen storage from 2020. Wang is a member of the UKCCSRC ECR working group and a working member of the Storage Research Center and Carbon Capture and Storage Scotland.

Ben Wetenhall, UKCCSRC fra University of Newcastle

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) resources from UKCCSRC Autumn Meeting 2022 (35)Ben Wetenhall is Associate Professor at Newcastle University. His research interests are decarbonisation of industrial processes and energy production, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) through pipelines for carbon capture and storage systems (CCS) and hydrogen as an alternative energy source. Some examples of past research topics include material requirements and specifications for new pipelines, impact of impurities on CO2 pipelines and transport, pipeline failure rate and impact analysis (including analytical model development and CFD to model CO2 influx), CCS network flexibility and futures. result of cold carbon dioxide being injected into the surrounding rock.


Does carbon capture work 2022? ›

The number of carbon capture and storage facilities planned across the globe grew by 44 percent in 2022—an impressive sounding surge for an industry but only a tiny fraction of the CCS development needed for the world to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by mid century.

How many carbon capture plants are there 2022? ›

As of September 2022, there are 196 (including two suspended) projects in the CCS facilities pipeline. 1 This is an impressive growth of 44 per cent in the number of CCS facilities since the Global Status of CCS 2021 report and continues the upward momentum in CCS projects in development since 2017.

Can carbon capture and storage CCS be an ultimate answer to climate change? ›


When attached to fossil fuel developments – like coal, oil and gas – CCS is not a climate solution, as digging up and burning fossil fuels only adds to the problem. Global temperatures will not stop increasing until after emissions reach net zero.

Is the world ready for carbon capture and storage? ›

The current rate is wholly inadequate with only 37 million tonnes captured, transported and stored annually. Right now, there are 18 large-scale CCS facilities operating around the world. But it is not enough. If we want to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, we need thousands.

What are 2 disadvantages of carbon capture? ›

The primary downside to CCS technology is the additional expense it adds to energy production and the unknown impacts of storage in the long term. Transportation of captured and compressed carbon requires specially designed pipes that are expensive to build.

What is the carbon capture tax credit 2022? ›

The 2022 changes to 45Q provide up to USD 85 per tonne of CO2 permanently stored and USD 60 per tonne of CO2 used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) or other industrial uses of CO2, provided emissions reductions can be clearly demonstrated.

What is the fastest growing plant for carbon capture? ›

Seagrass: The plant that removes carbon 30 times faster than a rainforest.

What is the most successful carbon capture project? ›

The Shute Creek Gas Processing Plant in the United States has the largest carbon capture and storage capacity of all CCS facilities worldwide in 2022, at seven million metric tons per year (Mtpa).

What plant absorbs carbon the fastest? ›

Bamboo: THE solution against greenhouse gases

Indeed, thee bamboo absorbs 5 times more greenhouse gases and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent volume of trees! It has a very important CO2 retention capacity since one hectare of bamboo grove can capture up to 60 tons of CO2 each year.

What is the difference between carbon capture and carbon storage? ›

So, we had to ask: What's the difference between carbon capture and carbon sequestration? Carbon capture is the trapping of carbon emissions just after they've been emitted but before they can enter our atmosphere. Carbon sequestration is the storage of removed or captured carbon in various environmental reservoirs.

What are the three steps in CCS? ›

It's a three-step process, involving: capturing the carbon dioxide produced by power generation or industrial activity, such as steel or cement making; transporting it; and then storing it deep underground.

Is carbon capture a liquid or gas? ›

Most current carbon capture projects use a liquid to chemically remove the CO2 before it goes out the smokestack, but several new types of capture processes are under development. The captured CO2 gas is then compressed so it becomes liquid-like and transported to a storage site, generally through a pipeline.

Which country is leading in carbon capture? ›

China, India, Indonesia, Russia and the United States are the highest scoring nations. They are recognised as nations inherently dependent on CCS to meet emission reduction goals due to their fossil fuel dependency.

Where is the largest storage of carbon on Earth? ›

The largest reservoir of the Earth's carbon is located in the deep-ocean, with 37,000 billion tons of carbon stored, whereas approximately 65,500 billion tons are found in the globe. Carbon flows between each reservoir via the carbon cycle, which has slow and fast components.

Which is the world largest carbon capture? ›

The Orca Plant in Iceland is the world's largest carbon-capturing plant that sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and turns it into stones. The plant permanently removes carbon dioxide from the air and can pull 4,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.

What is the downfall of CCS technologies? ›

The downfall of CCS technologies is that the cost of capturing, storing, and transporting the carbon dioxide is still too high to make them economically viable.

What are the negatives of carbon credits? ›

Disadvantages of Carbon Credit

They do not invest in actions to avoid emissions because they are able to buy unlimited credits. In this case, the reduction of 1 ton of carbon, that is, 1 credit, will never be enough. Because, in fact, somebody will use this ton, so there won't really be an emission reduction.

What are the three types of carbon capture? ›

They fall into three categories: post-combustion carbon capture (the primary method used in existing power plants), pre-combustion carbon capture (largely used in industrial processes), and oxy-fuel combustion systems.

How much do you get per carbon credit? ›

In 2023, a carbon credit trades for around $40 – $60 per metric ton of carbon dioxide stored.

Who gets the money from carbon credits? ›

Companies get a set number of credits, which decline over time, and they can sell any excess to another company. Carbon credits create a monetary incentive for companies to reduce their carbon emissions. Those that cannot easily reduce emissions can still operate, at a higher financial cost.

How much will carbon credits be worth? ›

New York and London, January 23, 2023 – The total value of carbon credits produced and sold to help companies and individuals meet their de-carbonization goals could approach $1 trillion as soon as 2037, BloombergNEF finds in a new research report.

Which tree absorbs the most carbon? ›

The live oak is the most efficient carbon capturing tree, it being able to sequester some 10,994 CO2 equivalent over its lifetime. Ranking second is the East Palatka holly, with a lifelong carbon fixation of 7,321 CO2 equivalent.

What trees are best for absorbing CO2? ›

One of the best tree species for absorbing carbon is oaks, thanks to their large canopies, dense wood and long lifespans. Other top carbon-absorbing trees include the common horse-chestnut, black Walnut, London plane, and American sweetgum.

How many trees does it take to offset 1 ton of CO2? ›

In summary, it can be concluded that the annual CO2 offsetting rate varies from 21.77 kg CO2/tree to 31.5 kg CO2/tree. To compensate 1 tonne of CO2, 31 to 46 trees are needed.

What is the largest carbon removal project yet? ›

The goal of the new endeavor, called Project Bison, is to build a new facility capable of drawing down 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually by 2030. The CO2 can then be stored deep within the Earth, keeping it out of the atmosphere, where it would have continued to heat up the planet.

What is the largest carbon removal project? ›

The largest plant currently operating in the world, the Orca plant in Iceland, currently captures about 4,000 tons of carbon per year.

What is the best natural carbon capture? ›

Forests and woodlands are considered one of the best forms of natural carbon sequestration. CO2 binds to plants during photosynthesis, exchanging it for oxygen as a purifying emission.

What material absorbs the most carbon? ›

Phytoplankton are the main reason the ocean is one of the biggest carbon sinks. These microscopic marine algae and bacteria play a huge role in the world's carbon cycle - absorbing about as much carbon as all the plants and trees on land combined.

What plants are best at removing carbon? ›

Choose fast-growing trees

When trees pull carbon out of the atmosphere, they store it as wood. So if you're trying to figure out which trees to plant on your property, consider a fast-growing tree species, like maple, oak or catalpa.

What plant releases the most oxygen? ›

What are the Highest Oxygen-Producing Plants? The highest oxygen-producing plants include Boston ferns, weeping figs, aloe vera, spider plants, gerbera daisies, areca palms, peace lilies, golden pathos, money plants, and snake plants.

What are the 2 main types of carbon storage? ›

The process shows tremendous promise for reducing the human “carbon footprint.” There are two main types of carbon sequestration: biological and geological.

What is the new technology for carbon capture? ›

PNNL's technique removes carbon dioxide at the source, rather than sucking it out of the air. The technique of vacuuming up existing CO2 out of the air is known as direct carbon capture, and is exemplified by the Swiss company Climeworks.

What removes CO2 from the atmosphere naturally? ›

Plants remove carbon dioxide from the air naturally, and trees are especially good at storing CO2 removed from the atmosphere by photosynthesis.

How many carbon capture plants are there in the US? ›

According to the global CCS institute, there are currently 24 facilities worldwide that are capturing CO2. Of these, 12 can be found in the US.

How many carbon capture plants are there in the United States? ›

There are around 35 commercial facilities applying CCUS to industrial processes, fuel transformation and power generation.

How many power plants use carbon capture? ›

Only one coal plant in the United States ended up using carbon capture on a large scale: The $1 billion Petra Nova facility in Texas, completed in 2017.

What are 2 examples of carbon capture? ›

Carbon Capture in Action

Industrial processes where large-scale carbon capture has been demonstrated and is in commercial operation include coal gasification, ethanol production, fertilizer production, natural gas processing, refinery hydrogen production and, most recently, coal-fired power generation.

How much CO2 can be stored at a single site? ›

The CO2 storage capacity of hydrocarbon (oil, gas and coal) reservoirs is estimated to be around 800 gigatonnes of CO2. The world's deep saline formations may have a much greater storage capacity than depleted oil and gas fields, although more work needs to be done to assess their full potential for CO2 storage.

How long can CO2 be stored? ›

In the case of saline aquifers, as well as structural and mineral storage, the CO2 can dissolve into the salty water in a process called 'dissolution storage'. Here, the dissolved CO2 slowly descends to the bottom of the aquifer. In any given reservoir, each (or all) of these processes work to store CO2 indefinitely.

Which country is the world's most carbon negative? ›

Bhutan is the world's first carbon negative country. Mainly because of its extensive forests, covering 70% of the land, the Kingdom is able to absorb more carbon dioxide than it produces. How did Bhutan get here and how can the country be an example for the rest of the world?

What country are the worst carbon emitters? ›

Since 2006, China has been emitting more CO 2 than any other country. When looking at CO2 emissions per person, China's levels are less than half those of the United States (the next largest source of CO 2 emissions) and about one-eighth of those of Palau (the biggest CO 2 emitter per person).

What is the second largest carbon store on Earth? ›

The ocean contains the bulk of the world's carbon with 38,855 GtC (Gigatonnes of carbon). The next largest store is in soil and sediment. This includes soil, fossil fuel deposits, marine sediment, permafrost and carbonate minerals such as chalk and limestone.

What are the 4 major carbon reservoirs on Earth? ›

Then students are introduced to the carbon cycle and create a simple model to diagram their understanding of carbon's movements through Earth's four major reservoirs: biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.

Where is the most carbon stored in the ocean? ›

Salt marshes, mangroves, and seagrass beds absorb large quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it, thus decreasing the effects of global warming. These types of habitat are known as carbon sinks and contain large stores of carbon accumulated over hundreds to thousands of years.

Who has the largest carbon footprint in the US? ›

Transportation (28% of 2021 greenhouse gas emissions) – The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for our cars, trucks, ships, trains, and planes.

Is there a future for carbon capture? ›

The CCS market is predicted to reach $7.0 billion by 2030, which would reflect a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.8% from 2021 to 2030. Climate technology has historically depended on the private sector to bear fruit.

What is the success rate of carbon capture? ›

CCS projects typically target 90 percent efficiency, meaning that 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from the power plant will be captured and stored.

Will carbon capture be successful? ›

Carbon capture can achieve 14 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed by 2050 and is viewed as the only practical way to achieve deep decarbonization in the industrial sector.

Does carbon capture really work? ›

Carbon capture is one of the only verified technologies that has proven able to remove carbon dioxide emission and greenhouse gasses from the air, and therefore – is one of the only available methods to directly reduce current carbon emissions rather than mitigate future climate change projections.

What plant captures the most CO2? ›

Bamboo: THE solution against greenhouse gases

Indeed, thee bamboo absorbs 5 times more greenhouse gases and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent volume of trees! It has a very important CO2 retention capacity since one hectare of bamboo grove can capture up to 60 tons of CO2 each year.

Is carbon capture risky? ›

Pipelines can leak or rupture; compressed CO2 is highly hazardous upon release and can result in the asphyxiation of humans and animals. Underground storage poses additional risks, such as potential leakage, contamination of drinking water, and stimulation of seismic activity.

What are the new materials for carbon capture? ›

Zeolites, silica gels, activated carbons, amine-supported sorbents, and MOFs are some of the sorbents currently used in carbon capture applications. These materials are operated either by physical adsorption (physisorption) or by chemical adsorption (chemisorption) mechanisms.

What is the most effective carbon capture method? ›

The cryogenic method used in post-combustion carbon capture is carried out using various methods. The absorption-based post-combustion capture is the most widely used method due to its efficiency and lower energy consumption.

What is the most efficient CO2 capture technology? ›

Oxyfuel combustion capture is the most efficient carbon capture technology, with the ability to capture 100% of carbon emissions.

What is the best carbon capture? ›

Top 10: Leading Carbon Capture Companies
  • Quest Carbon Capture & Storage (SHELL)
  • Carbon Engineering. ...
  • Aker Carbon Capture. ...
  • Carbon Clean. ...
  • LanzaTech. ...
  • CO2 Solutions by SAIPEM. ...
  • Climeworks. Carbon capture per year (in tonnes of CO2): 4,000. ...
  • Global Thermostat. Carbon capture per year (in tonnes of CO2): 4,000. ...
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Should you invest in carbon capture? ›

Investing in carbon capture technology can help reduce overall CO2 emissions while potentially generating profits for your portfolio. You should consider NASDAQ Carbon capture stocks like Aker Carbon Capture ASA, FuelCell Energy, and Delta Cleantech.

What are the criticism of CCS? ›

They argue that CCS is inefficient, underperforming, and enormously expensive, while facilitating further fossil fuel development — especially when the captured carbon is used to extract more oil and gas. But CCS's critics aren't the only ones acknowledging the technology's shortcomings.

Is carbon capture better than renewable energy? ›

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change. Summary: Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research.

Is CCS a proven technology? ›

It is a proven technology and has been in safe, commercial operation for 45 years. All components of CCS are proven technologies that have been used for decades at a commercial scale.

Can carbon capture reverse climate change? ›

A rapid growth in carbon capture technologies — which remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air — are critical if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Dramatically reducing current greenhouse gas emissions is essential to slow global warming.

Is carbon capture greenwashing? ›

CCS was always greenwash for oil and gas production. Carbon credits for CCS for oil and gas production is greenwash on top of the greenwash,” said Polly Hemming, a carbon market specialist at the Australia Institute thinktank.


1. IETA/CCS+ session at NYCW
(Perspectives Climate Group)
2. The IChemE Young Researcher Award 2020 webinar
(Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE))
3. Reset: Restoring Australia After the Pandemic Recession with Ross Garnaut AC


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