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Carbon capture and storage technology moving forward

The ‘unproven’ technology may finally prove its worth as projects around the world are getting the green light

The last few months have brought some long-overdue progress for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology – which buries harmful emissions underground. It may finally be moving closer to realising its promise as the fourth pillar of climate change mitigation – along with renewables, nuclear power and efficiency. In November, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its clean energy vehicle Masdar signed an agreement to push forward with carbon capture from a steel plant, the world’s first large-scale industrial capture project. And in February, a carbon capture scheme on the gas-fired plant at Peterhead, Scotland, was awarded design funding, as one of two projects in the UK’s CCS co

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