The trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry in the UK, the Carbon Capture and Storage Associate (CCSA), has welcomed the Climate Change Committee’s Progress Report to Parliament 2021.

With an emphasis on global Net Zero emissions, the report highlights CCUS, Greenhouse Gas Removals and Hydrogen as critical initiatives.

The report also recommends progress on CCUS within different sectors, including CCUS transport and storage, gas power stations and industry.

Luke Warren, Chief Executive of the CCSA, commented, “The message from the Climate Change Committee is clear – we need to be moving further and faster on carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS).”

“It is clear that CCUS will be a vital part of the decarbonisation pathway for many key sectors and, as the Committee has emphasised, this decade will be criticical for scaling up CCUS across industry, hydrogen, power, greenhouse gas removals and energy from waste.”

Warren also mentioned that introduction within the UK of an ambition of capturing 10 million tonnes of carbon per year by 2030 in last year’s ten point plan. He said that the reporter concluded that this ambition is 12 Mt/CO2 behind the necessary pathway to meet net zero.

The CCSA will also shortly publish a report setting out the economic benefits of investing in a CCUS industry.