U.S. Carbon Capture and Direct Air Capture Projects
With more than 40 percent of the global capacity of carbon management projects (13 in operation and more than 60 in different stages of development), the United States is expected to play a major role in the deployment of carbon capture, removal, and storage (CCUS) technologies. Carbon capture technologies can be retrofitted to existing industrial and power facilities to mitigate their emissions, help maintain power sector reliability, tackle hard-to-abate sectors, and remove residual emissions to lower long-lived greenhouse gas concentrations. Taken together, CCUS is key to any successful decarbonization strategy. Indeed, in its flagship report on the role of CCUS in clean energy transition, the International Energy Agency (IEA) made it clear that “reaching net-zero will be virtually impossible without CCUS.” Carbon reductions and removals are needed on a gigaton scale to put the United States and the world, on the path to net-zero emissions.
This map provides information (e.g., project status, capture capacity, application/industry, storage type) for point-source carbon capture projects in industrial and power facilities as well as direct air capture (DAC) projects. You can view a summary of the information for each project by hovering it and display more information by clicking.