New roadmap to encourage carbon capture and utilisation technologies

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17 August 2021

The CO2 Utilisation Roadmap aims to help industry adopt carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies that reduce emissions.

CSIRO released the roadmap, outlining cost-effective ways for industry to adopt CCU. It details how CCU can help reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors such as:

  • cement
  • steel
  • plastics
  • transport.

CCU is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and recycling it for further use. The CO2 can be used in commercial products and building materials.

The roadmap identifies 4 areas where CCU could make a significant impact:

  • direct use of CO2 in the food and beverage industry
  • mineral carbonation
  • conversion of CO2 into chemicals and fuels
  • biological conversion of CO2.

The roadmap considers the advantages and barriers to scaling-up CCU in Australia. It draws on extensive national and international consultation and analysis.

Read the CO2 Utilisation Roadmap on the CSIRO website.

Our department supported the development of the roadmap.

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