The UK’s trade body for the carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) industry, the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), has welcomed two new members to its ranks, expanding the organisation’s scope for decarbonisation.

Leading natural gas technology, services and solutions company GE Gas Power will contribute through its focus on future energy technologies while industrial engineering solutions multinational Doosan Babcock will offer its experience in the carbon capture sector. 

Referencing the ‘unprecedented growth’ that the industry has seen, Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive, CCSA, said, “The Association has almost doubled in size since January 2021, and represents a broad spectrum of companies active on CCUS.” 

“I am delighted to welcome GE and Doosan Babcock to the CCSA, in what is undoubtedly a crucial time for the CCUS industry as it prepares to play a vital role in decarbonising the power and industrial sectors.” 

Echoing the sentiments expressed by Herbert, Martin O-Neill, Vice President – Strategy, GE Gas Power, commented on the importance of CCUS’ role in supporting climate change efforts for new and existing gas plants. 

He added, “We’re looking forward to working with the CCSA and its members to advance the cost-effectiveness, performance, and adoption of CCUS solutions for flexible gas plants through innovative design and integration approaches by developing multiple FEED studies and commercial projects, in support of Europe’s net zero ambitions.”

The CCSA is currently comprised of over 70 member companies involved in the development and promotion of low carbon solutions and capture technology such as direct air capture with storage (DACS) and bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).