Carbon capture technologies play a critical role in the global effort to mitigate carbon dioxide (C02) emissions. Even with significant advancements in energy efficiency and an increase in renewable energy generation, the international community will not be able to meet critical climate goals without a strong carbon capture portfolio. Moreover, it is one of the few technologies capable of reducing emissions from the fossil fuel industry which is expected to remain a significant player in the energy sector well into the middle of the century. Despite this, there have been few federal incentives for carbon capture, and those that exist have proven largely insufficient for supporting commercial deployment.
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