CARBON CAPTURE UTILISATION AND STORAGE
Consultancy services to support CCUS projects
Bureau Veritas has a team of low carbon energy specialists, working with actors and developers across all renewable technologies to reduce risk, maintain compliance and ensure the feasibility of projects.
Our services cover Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage, one of the key technologies that have been identified as critical in helping to combat climate change.
CCUS refers to the capture of carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from industrial facilities and transport either by pipeline or ship for utilisation or safe and permanent underground storage. Processes can include power generation, iron and steel, fertiliser, cement, chemicals and refining.
This process prevents the captured CO₂ from entering the atmosphere and the UK hopes to capture 47 million tons of CO2 per year by 2050 under its long-term strategy. This will help support ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including a target reduction of 68% by 2030.
To enable this, the government has announced a £1 billion CCUS infrastructure fund and named the locations of the UK’s first 2 CCUS clusters:
captured and stored globally in 2020
need to be captured each year by 2050 to meet net-zero targets
minimum depth required for a secure CO2 reservoir
There are three stages:
With unprecedented worldwide momentum behind CCUS and increasing investment, Bureau Veritas works with global leaders to provide expertise throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Our services help to reduce risk in CCUS projects, from site identification and initial feasibility, through to ongoing monitoring and risk assessment of facilities.