Meeting the Dual Challenge: A Roadmap to At-Scale Deployment of Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage
By: National Petroleum Council (March 12, 2021)
The Secretary of Energy's report on Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage (CCUS) underscores its potential role in the U.S. energy landscape, advocating for its large-scale deployment. Drafted in December 2019 and periodically updated, the report emphasizes that a strong alliance between the government and industry is pivotal. This collaboration is expected to refine policies, financial aids, and regulations, promote tech innovations, and cultivate broad-based trust in CCUS, framing a 25-year roadmap for its rollout.
Starting with a snapshot of the U.S. and global energy dynamics concerning CO2 emissions, the report underscores CCUS's vital role in ensuring affordable energy while mitigating climate change. It charts a phased deployment pathway: activation, expansion, and at-scale. Additionally, the report dives deep into the technological aspects of CCUS, highlighting the necessity to seamlessly blend existing tools, champion new innovative pathways, and reduce the overall expenditure on CCUS solutions.