Fighting climate change with carbon capture technology

Total, a major energy operator, is inviting stakeholders to join its Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) research community.

With the world in crisis over the ongoing climate change emergency, new approaches and policies in the energy sector have become a necessity; and Total aims not only to reduce the carbon emissions produced by its facilities, but also to decrease the carbon intensity of the products it produces.

CCUS technology can reduce carbon emissions by between five and 10 billion tonnes per year, making it an integral part of the EU’s drive to rapidly decrease emissions in order to combat climate change. Total promotes collaboration between research bodies, industry partners and startups to maximise the research and development output in the field by tapping into a variety of perspectives and disruptive innovations; engaging in both trade and academic partnerships to promote research into and practical application of CCUS.

Reducing carbon emissions

In the interest of reducing its own emissions while developing state of the art solutions, Total plans to devote up to 10 per cent of its research and development budget to the progress of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. This focus will allow Total to become a field leader in CCUS technology, developing specialist competencies and supporting innovative startups; while demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of CCUS.

This eBook also includes:

CCUS technology development and chain integration – Total works with its research and development partners across the world to accelerate the progressive development and amplified uptake of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage as a solution to harmful emissions.

A collaborative approach to CO2 capture – Samuel Lethier discusses how Total is contributing to CCUS uptake by working with industry bodies, stakeholders, researchers and startups; and

Fostering the deployment of CO2 geological storage worldwide – Anne Brisser lays out Total’s plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions using CCUS technology.


  1. David,
    Any progress on reviewing the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell technology, producing H2 and electricty, during CO2 capture and then possibly convert this hot 650 degrees celcius, H2-, CO2-, H20 gasses into renewable fuels like ethanol, kerosine for example through synthesis reactors and or bacteries/algaes reactors.

    See FuelCell Energy Inc. The best now worldwide available option for converting very hot clean compacted CO2 gasses with H2, H2O gasses into ethanol and kerosine profitable, no CO2 storage is required.

    Also look at Lanza Tech, USA, this technology of CO and CO2 capture at steel furnaces will be used at Arcelor Mital Sidmar, Zelzate Belgium site throuhg bacteries and algaes reactors, producing ethanol.



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