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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the capture (from a large point source such as a power station or other industrial installation), transport (by pipeline or ship) and storage (within underground geological formations) of CO2, to prevent it from entering the atmosphere.
CCS was re-badged as carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) in the government’s Clean Growth Strategy 2017. This change reflects the fact that the captured CO2 can either be used in long-term storage or used in industrial processes.
The Carbon Capture and Storage Directive 2009, 2009/31/EC (CCS Directive) amended the Large Combustion Plants Directive 2001 (LCPD) to require that a number of assessments be carried out to determine carbon capture readiness before combustion plants, with a capacity of 300 megawatts electrical (MWe) or more, can receive development consent.
If the assessments show that CCS would
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