Civil engineering insights into carbon capture and storage

This paper assesses the contribution Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology could make in mitigating climate change in the UK.

  • Updated: 19 May 2020
  • Author: Alex Hardy, ICE Policy Manager

The paper focuses on the development of CCS, its commercial viability and alternative solutions that could contribute to the realisation of the 2050 net-zero emissions target.

The paper covers:

  • What CCS is and its history in the UK
  • The potential role for CCS in a net-zero emissions context
  • Lessons from development schemes internationally
  • Public sentiment around climate change mitigation
  • Alternative approaches and technical solutions

The paper was informed by ICE Fellows and other experts.

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