The climate is under threat and Australia is the canary down the mine shaft. Australia experiences the effects of climate change more intensely than much of the world. Bushfires and floods dominate our cycle and the bleaching of the coral reef is another tell-tale sign of increasing temperatures. And although Australia is relatively insignificant when it comes to greenhouse emission percentages on the global metrics, we are contributors.
Many Australian industries are making significant gains in transitioning to renewables. We are a progressive continent with an abundance of sunshine, wind and hydro possibilities; however, without committing CCS into the same conversation, industry is compromising on technology that will help accelerate business toward a net-zero carbon emission footprint.
Carbon capture and storage is making a global impact. Large energy producing companies such as Norwegian energy supplier Equinor have been successfully applying CCS since 1996 and British energy giant DRAX includes the technology in their highly advanced renewable energy cycle. DRAX forecasts immense potential in CCS in the field of BIO-Energy, which is shaking up the world energy markets with positive outcomes. It also sees the future of CCS technology playing a major role in the fight for a clean environmental future.
Whilst most of the attention is focused on the energy and transport sectors, there are a number of essential services industries that cannot rely on renewables alone to reduce their carbon emissions. Cement, fertiliser, chemical, steel and plastic production companies will need to integrate CCS into their production lines to significantly combat their emissions. Due to the inherent chemical reactions required in these industries, CCS is an essential technology to capture the released carbon and store it or process it for other recyclable uses.
When CCS is included in the suite of renewables, the level of carbon emissions reduction is greatly advanced. CCS is the most developed technology that can positively support the other big three options. CCS is not limited to one or the other. The technology capability extends to supporting solar, wind and hydro installations and can work autonomously in industries where these three won’t have a significant impact.
CCS is a member of the big four and smart industry leaders are beginning to see the advantages of including CCS in their decision making.
CCS Energy is committed to forging your path toward net zero emissions. Our expertise can help clients set realistic targets and tap into additional asset value through carbon offset mechanisms available through various global emission trading schemes. Our team members are CSS experts and well engineers, passionate about identifying efficient and cost-effective transition technology to capture and store carbon, and reduce your operation’s carbon footprint.
With years of technical experience in the petroleum industry, we can provide all aspects of technical design, project management and regulatory administration.