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Carbon capture, utilization, and storage

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Building a CCUS Strategy for Canada

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) plays a critical role in Canada’s economic and environmental future as we strive to meet our net-zero by 2050 objective. That is why, through engagement with technical experts, stakeholders and other interested Canadians, we are developing a CCUS Strategy for Canada that will ensure Canada is well positioned to enable meaningful climate action, ensure a just transition that provides sustainable jobs to people and communities, and support a more circular economy.

Read more about the CCUS Strategy for Canada

RD&D Call

Status: Call for CO2 Capture
RD&D Proposals Now Open

FEED Studies Call

Status: Closed to applications

CCUS involves capturing CO2 from facilities, including industrial or power applications, or directly from the atmosphere. Once the CO2 is captured, it is then compressed and transported to be permanently stored in geological formations underground (e.g. saline aquifers), or used to create products such as concrete and low-carbon synthetic fuels. Notably, CCUS technologies can deliver ‘negative emissions’ by removing CO2 from the air (direct-air-capture) or from biomass-based processes, or enhanced mineralization.

CCUS is crucial in the fight against climate change and in reaching net-zero emissions. It can:

  • capture CO2 emissions from industrial processes and combustion of fossil fuels
  • be leveraged to produce low-carbon products and fuels including hydrogen
  • be used to achieve carbon dioxide removal via negative emissions technologies

Funding CCUS technology

We are investing $319 million over seven years, into research, development, and demonstrations to advance the commercial viability of CCUS technologies. These funds will bring together businesses, academia, non-profits, industry, and governments on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

CCUS research

Explore CCUS projects at CanmetENERGY in Ottawa.

Current investments in CCUS

Projects supported out of the Office of Energy Research and Development can be found on our Current Investments page by selecting “Carbon capture, use and storage” under the technology area drop down filter.

Past projects and
publications on CCUS

Find out more about past CCUS projects and publications.

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