Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has not only captured carbon but it has also captured attention, with those who support it keen to prove its worth.

After years of lacklustre performance, the sector is now approaching a stage where it can show whether sequestering carbon dioxide emitted from facilities has a future and, if so, how it can contribute to driving down emissions and meeting net-zero targets.

As the impact of the climate crisis becomes increasingly visible — with flash floods in Pakistan and Florida, wildfires in Europe, heatwaves and extreme weather events — the emission-reducing potential of CCS has become more appealing.