CCUS Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
The UK CCUS operates to incentives carbon reduction through carbon capture in an effort to reverse the carbon climate effect. Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) is a set of technologies that can play a key role in meeting global energy and climate goals.
While carbon reduction is critical the carbon active in our environment is already causing climate changes and needs to be addressed with equal importance.
What is Carbon capture?
The UK government use various schemes, including re-forestry and technology. Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technologies help meet global energy and climate goals by capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, in similarity trees also capture and store carbon.
Research and development (R&D) and innovation play an important role in reducing the costs of CCUS and making it more efficient and cost-effective. The UK government has invested over £130 million in R&D and innovation support for CCUS and committed to leading an international working group to accelerate its deployment.
What is the progress of CCUS?
The UK government aims to make the country a global technology leader in CCUS and has set out a program of work to establish the additional steps required to meet the ambition of deploying CCUS at scale during the 2030s, subject to cost reduction. The government has also established a CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce to provide advice on reducing the cost of deploying CCUS in the UK.
What is the delay?
CCUS deployment is currently limited due to high costs.
The government has set out a program of work to establish the steps needed to meet the ambition of deploying CCUS at scale in the 2030s, subject to cost reductions. The CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce was established to provide advice on reducing the cost of deploying CCUS in the UK and presented a report to government in July 2018.