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Carbon capture and storage deployment
in the U.S.

Carbon capture and storage refers to a suite of technologies that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from industrial facilities and power plants. Carbon capture and storage captures CO2 and other pollutants directly from a facility before they are emitted. The CO2 is then compressed and transported to where it is permanently and securely stored in deep geologic formations.

Explore these regional and state-specific fact sheets to help understand the process, economic and health benefits, and potential risks to deploying carbon capture and storage in the U.S.

carbon capture in the midwest

The Midwest contains world-class geologic storage formations that have attracted commercial interest and investment in carbon capture and storage technologies.

Colorado hosts numerous industrial facilities and geologic formations are widely distributed across the state,
which can store substantial amounts of CO2.

Illinois is home to a large sedimentary basin with deep geologic formations that
are ideal for permanently storing captured CO2.

Louisiana hosts a high density of industrial facilities, unique geologic formations, and existing pipeline networks that have attracted surging commercial interest and investment in carbon capture and storage technologies. 

Carte du projet CCS aux États-Unis

Carte interactive du CSC

Carbon capture projects in the U.S.

CATF has built an interactive map that tracks carbon capture projects that have been publicly announced in the U.S. Users can click on the colored circles on each map to learn about each project’s location, sector (industrial, power, or direct air capture), type of CO₂ storage (EOR or saline), storage capacity and current status. 

Interactive Class VI Wells Map

Class VI wells for geologic storage of CO2

Nearly all carbon capture and storage projects in the U.S. will require captured emissions to be permanently stored in deep geologic formations via Class VI wells. CATF’s interactive map tracks all the currently pending Class VI well applications and active Class VI wells in the U.S., as well as the current Class VI primacy status by state.