Opportunities in Carbon Utilization – A Vital Pathway for Decarbonization

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Please join the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) for the release of a new report, “Carbon Utilization: A Vital and Effective Pathway for Decarbonization,” and a discussion hosted by the United States Energy Association (USEA).

The use of carbon captured from power plants and industrial facilities to produce commercial products—also known as carbontech or carbon recycling – is emerging as a vital strategy for decarbonizing the economy. Products as diverse as transportation fuels, building materials, and algae-based animal feeds are proving to be both technically feasible and environmentally valuable, while their developers seek to overcome barriers to commercialization.

Carbon-based products are moving quickly into the marketplace and can contribute to greenhouse gas reductions. Quickly scaling these technologies, however, will require supportive policies at all levels of government to drive near-term investment and accelerate deployment in the coming decade.

Building on the previous work of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Global CO2 Initiative, and the Carbon Capture Coalition, the new C2ES report offers a concise description of individual carbontech sectors, discusses each sector’s potential for greenhouse gas reduction, and suggests policy actions to advance the development of carbon utilization.

The report’s authors will provide an overview of its findings, highlighting the market potential and contribution of individual technologies to greenhouse gas reduction potential. C2ES President Bob Perciasepe will moderate a panel of experts featuring representatives from DOE, NAS, and industry.


United States Energy Association
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Washington DC 20004

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