Post-combustion capture facility outside Shanghai, China.
Technology that captures and isolates CO2 from coal is largely proven and can be built today. It has been used across the world.
But this technology is used only sporadically. Why? Carbon dioxide is unregulated in most of the world today. In the absence of new or adequate existing laws, carbon control technology is used only in:
- Demonstration projects.
- Commercial plants, where financial incentives are available; or
- As part of a processing step needed to make some other product.
CATF is working hard to change this dynamic, in the U.S. and, increasingly, in China.