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CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Controlling and reducing carbon emissions through an industrially focused research and development (R&D) program

Our areas of focus

CanmetENERGY Ottawa’s CCUS program consists of R&D in carbon capture, utilization, and storage. Currently, we are focused on:

  • capture: identifying, developing, and testing technologies with competitive costs and energy efficiency levels – at the bench and pilot scale – that energy/emission-intensive industries may implement, to capture their CO2 emissions
  • utilization: pursuing proof-of-concept processes that convert carbon to fuels, chemicals, or carbonate minerals through mineralization processes, with higher conversion efficiency and lower energy requirements, compared to incumbent technologies
  • storage: improving accessible capacity in existing reservoirs and assessing the storage capacity of carbonate reservoirs, with the aim of opening up new potential storage sites in Canada

CCUS projects at CanmetENERGY in Ottawa

Our current suite of R&D projects aims to reduce the cost and energy requirements of CCUS, facilitating future large-scale deployment:


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CanmetENERGY in Ottawa leads the development of energy science and technology solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians. We specialize in carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies, leading the effort to deal effectively with CO2 emissions, and even derive benefits from it by utilizing CO2, while generating clean heat and power for industry and for consumers.

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