Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

DEFINITION: A technology that captures carbon dioxide from industrial facilities such as power stations and buries it to avoid emissions entering the atmosphere. CCS is seen as a key tool to ensure manufacturing industries, such as steel and cement, can continue to operate with reduced emissions.

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