Department of Energy’s New Report on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Introduces Technological Priority Research Directions

Jun 1, 2018

Last September, the United States hosted the Mission Innovation Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Experts’ Workshop in conjunction with Saudi Arabia. The event brought together 260 of the world’s preeminent CCUS experts from both academia and industry to identify gaps in CCUS technology, to establish the most prudent areas for basic research— including Priority Research Directions (PRDs)— and to successfully achieve long-term global carbon management. As the rise of greenhouse gas continues to be a point of global concern, CCUS is one of the few technologies that can prevent carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Following up on this meeting, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently released a report of this workshop titled Accelerating Breakthrough Innovation in Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage. The report contains the 30 new PRDs established by experts at the Workshop that call for improved understanding of CCUS and further development of these technologies. These PRDs were developed following panel discussions on four subcategories:

  • Carbon Capture
  • Carbon Utilization
  • Carbon Storage
  • Cross-Cutting CCUS Topics

To view the full report, visit:

You are now leaving