Carbon Capture and Storage in Illinois
Carbon capture and storage refers to a suite of technologies that reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from power plants and industrial facilities. Carbon capture and storage technologies capture 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. Understanding the process, economics, benefits, and risks is paramount to informed decision-making about carbon capture and storage technology deployment in Illinois.