What is CCS?
The first stage in the CCS process is the capture of CO2 released during the burning of fossil fuels, or as a result of industrial processes such as making cement, steel or in the chemical industry.
Capture technologies separate carbon dioxide from gases in electricity generation and may be done in at least three different ways: pre-combustion capture, post-combustion capture and oxy-fuel combustion. Similar methods are also used for industrial processes.
Fossil Fuel power plants can be built with the carbon capture technology integrated, or can be built ‘carbon capture ready’, which allows the plant to have carbon capture capabilities in the future.