The report was commissioned through the governments of Australia and the United Kingdom as part of the work of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Technology Action Plan. CO2 reuse may provide moderate revenue stream in some locations, and may be particularly beneficial in developing countries.
– Some of the beneficial uses of CO2 examined in the report may help form part of an overall carbon mitigation strategy. CCS remains a very real solution to the significant reduction of CO2 emissions, said Craig Chambers, Client Relationship Executive in Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Energy, Mining and Industry Group.
The report also suggests some areas of action. Key priorities are the mapping of opportunities and to identify points where CO2 sources align with strong demand for CO2. Furthermore the report encourage that large scale CCS demonstration projects in emerging and developing economies focus more on CO2 reuse opportunities.