Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), also known as geosequestration, is the process by which carbon dioxide (CO2), emitted by large industrial processes and electricity generating plants, is captured, compressed and permanently stored deep underground.

How CCS Works


Carbon dioxide (CO2) is separated from other gases at the industrial plant or power station where it is produced.


It is cleaned, compressed and transported to a geologically suitable site for storage.


It is injected into porous rock formations deep below the surface of the earth.


External links & resources

By clicking on the links below you will be leaving the CTSCo website. These references have been provided for informational purposes to assist in explaining CCS concepts by appropriate industry bodies. These organisations are responsible for the accuracy, legality and content of their respective websites.

Carbon Capture Storage (CCS):

What is CCS? The Global CCS Institute




Where does CCS fit in cleaner energy solutions:

A range of cleaner energy options. CO2degrees Challenge


Understand the process of CO2 capture:

What is CO2 capture? CO2CRC

How does CCS work? The Global CCS Institute

The facts about CCS:

Capturing and storing CO2 - the hard facts behind CCS. (video) Zero Emissions Platform

Top facts on CCS. CO2degrees Challenge



High efficiency, low emissions technologies (HELE) and CCS:

HELE in combination with CCS provides greater benefits by lowering emissions and reducing energy losses.

World Coal Association (WCA)

Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)