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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a crucial technology in the fight against climate change, designed to capture carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes, preventing CO₂ from entering the atmosphere. By securely storing this captured CO₂, CCS plays a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impact of global warming.

The process involves three main steps: capturing the CO₂ at its emission source, transporting it via pipelines or ships to a storage location, and securely storing it underground in rock formations, depleted oil and gas fields, or deep saline aquifers. These storage sites are carefully selected and monitored to ensure the long-term containment of CO₂, minimizing the risk of leakage.

As a part of the broader strategy to transition to a low-carbon economy, CCS is recognized not only for its potential to reduce current emissions but also as a complementary technology to renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures. By integrating CCS with other sustainability practices, we can significantly lower our carbon footprint and move toward a more sustainable future.