Exploring Public Perception on CCUS in Europe: A Social Media Analysis Approach

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As part of the European project ACCSESS, Fraunhofer has investigated the perception of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in Europe. In addition to a traditional survey, Fraunhofer conducted a social media analysis and a sentiment analysis. This was to ensure that the data was as representative of people’s true attitudes towards CCUS as […]

What are the environmental impacts of CO₂ capture, transport and storage?


In order for CCS to contribute to our net-zero goals, its value chain must store more CO₂ emissions than it creates. To investigate this, PhD candidate Johannes Burger has conducted a life cycle assessment on four European CCS value chains that are being focused on in ACCSESS: two cement plants, a pulp-and-paper plant, and a waste-to-energy plant.

Are plants the key to succeeding with carbon dioxide removal?

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Plants capture CO2 naturally through photosynthesis. When those plants decay or are burned, the CO2 is released back into the atmosphere. However, if we capture and permanently store those CO2 emissions, we can actually remove CO2 from the atmosphere. This is known as carbon dioxide removal – or CDR.

How can we decarbonise cement production?

Cement production alone is responsible for around 7% of global, man-made CO2 emissions. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) can quickly reduce CO2 emissions from industries like cement, which society depends on but are difficult to decarbonise.

Introducing ACCSESS: Redefining CCS

The second part of “Introducing ACCSESS” focuses on how the project has redefined “CCS” to reflect its work with accelerating CCS deployment and innovation.