On the occasion of the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference (COP27), we want to highlight once again the role of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) as a solution to mitigating climate change as assessed in the last IPCC report.
For the first time in 30 years, CCU is discussed in the IPCC report as a solution to decrease net CO2 emissions, as well as as a potential technology to move away from fossil carbon by using CO2 as an alternative feedstock for the production of renewable chemicals and fuels.
THE BENEFITS OF CCU:
- CCU technologies are drop-in solutions and have the potential to utilise up to 8 Gt of CO2 per year by 2050.
- CCU allows to reduce or avoid CO2 emissions while maintaining essential services historically based on fossil resources.
- CCU can provide CO2 removal solutions when atmospheric or biogenic CO2 is durably stored in products.
CCU applications have different impacts on climate change, and they are highly dependent on the context. Therefore, the role of CCU solutions needs to be determined by full life cycle assessment in a systemic way.
Please find below the interventions of the different speakers during our hybrid event “IPCC Report: The Role of Carbon Capture and Utilisation to Mitigate Climate Change”:
- The role of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) to mitigate climate change (Dr. Célia Sapart)
- Where do we stand today in term of CCU technologies? (Dr. Deepak PANT)
- The role of CCU in the energy sector: More than hiding CO2 for a while (Prof. Dr. Jan Mertens)
- The role of CCU in the building sector (Dr. Paula Carey)
- The role of CO2 feedstock in the chemical industry (Prof. Angela Dibenedetto)
- The importance of LCA for CCU (Prof. dr. ir. Andrea Ramirez)
- The importance of social acceptance (Dr. Katrin Arning)
- Conclusion and Perspective (Prof. Volker Sick)
Please also find the meeting presentations here.