Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage, or CCUS, is essential technology to help the UK in its fight against climate change. It prevents carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere by capturing it, compressing it and transporting it for safe, permanent storage at carefully selected sites, such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs. As the technology matures, options for the re-use of the CO2 will be available.
CCUS can capture up to 90% of the CO2 emissions produced from industrial processes which use natural gas, such as fertiliser production. CCS will protect industrial jobs in the North West by helping the largest CO2 emitters in the region reduce their carbon emissions.