What is carbon capture and storage (CCS)?

Carbon Capture and Storage, or CCS, involves:

  • capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) released by industrial processes
  • compressing it
  • transporting it to an injection site via pipeline
  • sequestering deep underground for safe, long term storage in suitable geological formations.

carbon capture and storage profile

The storage component of CCS is similar to the way oil and gas has been trapped naturally underground for millions of years.

CCS is not considered as an alternative to renewable energy, investment in all emission reduction pathways is required to meet the Victorian Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

Find out more about CCS from the Global CCS Institute.

Page last updated: 25 Nov 2020