The European Federation of Geologists (EFG) is pleased to present its Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) State of the Art Report. The report has been produced by the EFG Panel of Experts on C02 Geological Storage.
Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released to the atmosphere is crucial to meet the climate targets outlined in the European Green Deal. Naturally, it is vital to find ways to cut down on emissions produced, and various measures will be needed to achieve substantial gains in reducing the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere. Some approaches involve capturing CO2 before release and then either fixing it or using it for another purpose.
The report offers a brief introduction to carbon capture technologies in use or being investigated, particularly in the energy industry, which emits a considerable amount of CO2 in the course of producing the materials, fuel and power that make our lifestyles possible. The earth sciences are fundamental in many of these technologies, meaning that geoscientists and geoengineers have an essential role in sustainable progress.
The report is available via this link.