ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT THE CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE PROCESS FIGURE 1 *NOT TO SCALE
By Robert Craig, Managing Director at ICO2N and Amrita Lall Atwal, CCS Analyst.
Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage - The Fundamentals Increasing global attention on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and human induced climate change is a major focus area in the energy sector. In Canada CO2 is the main greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere, accounting for 79% of total GHGs. In terms of Canadian emissions of CO2, the combustion of petroleum products accounted for 89% of total CO2 emissions in 2011. Proactive action has been taken in the Canadian energy sector to greatly reduce CO2 emissions. 2 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
For nine years, the Integrated CO2 Network (ICO2N) has been researching CO2 mitigation through carbon capture and storage and more recently through carbon capture utilization and storage. ICO2N is a consortium of nine Alberta energy companies: Suncor, Shell, BP, Canadian Natural Resources, Syncrude, Total, Husky, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil. Since its launch in 2005 the consortium members have supported ICO2Nâ€™s vision to create a future for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) solutions,