How companies should approach CCUS in 2024

How companies should approach CCUS in 2024

With an 8% contribution to CO₂ savings expected by 2030, CCUS has become crucial for companies to achieve decarbonization. This report provides an in-depth analysis of how companies should approach CCUS for achieving greenhouse gas reduction goals. It highlights the expected significant growth in the CCUS sector while also looking at the barriers and solutions to CCUS implementation.

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How companies should approach CCUS in 2024

As industrial sectors account for over 30% of global carbon emissions, companies are integrating carbon, capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies for better sustainability. These technologies offer a viable path for companies to significantly reduce their carbon footprint and align with global climate goals. 

The CCUS market is set to expand significantly, with forecasts indicating a growth of $10 billion by the year 2030. This reflects the urgent need for sustainable industrial solutions and the potential of CCUS in meeting these demands. 

Why are companies adopting CCUS?

The primary driver for companies integrating CCUS technologies is to meet the demand for carbon neutrality in their operations. This report illustrates that by reducing carbon emissions, businesses can align with international climate agreements and customer expectations. 

Moreover, the desire to maintain a positive corporate image and stakeholder trust encourages companies to invest in CCUS. Businesses are aware of the growing public and investor scrutiny regarding environmental practices. By integrating CCUS, companies can show their commitment to environmental protection, enhancing their reputation and stakeholder relationships.

Financial benefits and the prospect of innovation further motivate companies to invest in CCUS. This report explains that through CCUS, firms can achieve operational efficiency and reduce costs associated with carbon taxes. Additionally, these sustainability efforts help companies to avoid penalties and operational restrictions by regulatory bodies.

The surge in CO₂ capture capacity:

The anticipated increase in CO₂ capture capacity to 400 Mtpa by 2030 shows a significant shift towards adopting CCUS initiatives. This tenfold rise signals the growing practicality of CCUS technologies in industrial applications. These developments serve as a clear indicator of the confidence in CCUS technology as a promising solution for carbon emission challenges.

In 2023, a notable 13 Mtpa of CCUS projects either became active or reached the final stages of construction. This momentum underscores a growing belief among corporations in CCUS as a key to sustainable operations. As industries strive for carbon neutrality, this early adoption signals a rising trend in integrating CCUS, promising more ambitious projects ahead.

Challenges and solutions in the deployment of CCUS:

The implementation of CCUS technologies faces several operational challenges. One significant issue is the need for substantial investment in infrastructure to capture and store carbon emissions. Addressing this challenge requires innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships between the public and private sectors to share costs and risks.

Another challenge is the integration of CCUS technologies into existing industrial processes without disrupting operations. This necessitates advanced engineering solutions and the development of modular CCUS systems. PreScouter’s carbon cost calculator is a valuable tool in this context. It enables companies to assess the financial implications of adopting CCUS technologies and plan investments accordingly.

Read more about the strategic approaches to overcoming CCUS deployment challenges in this report.

Included in the report:

  • The role of CCUS in decarbonization
  • The fastest-growing sectors adopting CCUS
  • How to avoid project cancellations 
  • Lessons from past CCUS projects 
  • How to select the best capture technologies and partners

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