Air Liquide, Air Products and Equinor are among the 34 companies that have joined the Global CCS Institute in the last 12 months.

An international thinktank whose mission is to accelerate deployment of CCS globally, the Global CCS Institute’s total membership now stands at 87 and represents a diversity of businesses, as well as government agencies and research organisations.

Sharing the positive member growth today (15th Jan), the institute highlighted all members that have joined in the last 12 months. These new members include: Aera Energy, Air Liquide, Air Products, Aker Carbon Capture, Baker Hughes, Bridgeport Energy Limited, Carbfix, Carbon Capture, Cemvita, Equinor, General Electric, Gunvor Group, Heidelberg Cement, HSBC, INPEX Corp, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration, Kiewit, and LET Australia.

Commenting on the institute’s growth, Jeff Erikson, General Manager for Client Engagement at the Institute, said, “The world has come to understand that climate change is an urgent crisis, and that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an essential element of the climate change solution. The growth in our membership reflects that.”

“The diversity of our membership demonstrates that the CCS ecosystem continues to mature and grow. While our membership once consisted primarily of large emitters, our recent additions include companies that are thinking of CCS as a revenue source and are working out how it fits into their own business growth strategy,” he added.