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Catalogue of Most Important Scientific Advances in CCUS Over the Past 3 Years

A techno-economic investigation commissioned by the members of the Carbon Dioxide Capture & Conversion (CO2CC) Program

See PPT Deck here (as PDF) | See Report TofC here (as PDF)

Because of the Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program focus on CO2/GHG emission reductions toward industry sustainability, TCGR is sharing access to a Power Point Deck which extracts the important and salient findings from our recently completed techno-economic report entitled, Catalogue of Most Important Scientific Advances in CCUS Over the Past 3 Years. This report was developed as one of three reports delivered in 2021 exclusively to members of our CO2CC Program.

The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR) continues to provide forward-looking advice in its new multi-client and select-client reports along with those delivered for its membership programs.


A critical feature of the CO2CC Program is its members-only techno-economic reports, where topics are selected by ballot and where contents are shaped by members’ Table of Contents inputs.

This report documents the vital role to be played by carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) as part of climate change mitigation plans and reaching net zero. Carbon dioxide (CO2) accounts for 65% of global greenhouse gas emissions. There is growing interest in CCU as a climate change mitigation tool where the captured CO2 is converted into valuable products rather than sequestered underground.

In TCGR’s report, Catalogue of Most Important Scientific Advances in CCUS Over the Past 3 Years, the main objective is to give an update of the recent progress made in Carbon Capture Technologies, Carbon Capture and Utilization, and Carbon Capture and Storage. It offers an overview of each technology at the beginning of each section, followed by the recent advances. And it presents and considers current projects and future hurdles of each technology at the end of each section.

It presents the three primary options for CO2 utilization as follows: conversion to fuels, to chemicals, and as building materials. What’s more, it discusses in detail, technical and economic feasibility of each technology which has been assessed by reviewing recent scientific papers, news, press releases, patents, and technical/economic reports. CCU provides a revenue stream for CO2 capture projects which could help to de-risk the early development of CCUS supply chains.

Figure 1. CO2 capture potential of alkaline materials for the baseline shared socioeconomic pathway (SSP) where the world follows a path in which social, economic and technological trends do not shift markedly from historical patterns (SSP-2). (Source: Adapted from Renforth, 2019)

By the direction of the member companies (through balloting and other interactive means) and operated by TCGR, the CO2CC Program delivers weekly monitoring communications via email (CO2CC Communiqués), three techno-economic reports (highly referenced and peer reviewed) and scheduled meetings of members (either in-person or via webinar). Access to deliverables is exclusive to members.

In addition to the program deliverables, TCGR works with members to identify and foster competitive advantage and opportunity. This value-added relationship, along with active participation by the membership, leads to improved (or unique) external R&D and commercial investment possibilities.

Don’t be left behind! Align with leading industrial member-companies like BASF, Braskem, CEPSA, Dow, Linde, LyondellBasell, Reliance, Shell and Total, among others, in the CO2 conversion space by joining the CO2CC Program today. This is the only way to get TCGR’s in-depth and unparalleled report, Catalogue of Most Important Scientific Advances in CCUS Over the Past 3 Years.

More information about this report and other services of the CO2CC Program can be seen at http://www.catalystgrp.com/php/tcgr_co2cc.php.

 Call +1-215-628-4447 or e-mail Chris Dziedziak at cdziedziak@catalystgrp.com,
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