Ethanol bets big on CCS, but its role in decarbonisation remains fuzzy

by Seth Haskell, CCS Research   Ethanol punches above its weight in US carbon capture and storage (CCS) installations, accounting for 70pc of the announced capture sites expected to come online by the end of 2028 despite making up just 2pc of the US primary energy mix. In comparison, natural gas and petroleum make up a combined 68pc of the US’ primary energy mix.  Ethanol CCS installation is expected to rival that in much larger sectors of the economyin 2028   Of the US’ 192 ethanol facilities, 71 have carbon-capture plans, according to the EIA. Most have small capture volumes, but collectively they will nonetheless make up a significant number of U

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