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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Our firm has been active in CCUS since 2006, leading the way in providing physics-based modeling to scale up existing technologies and make new technologies safer.

Lead Contacts

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a suite of technologies that are imperative to achieve the Paris Agreement target of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This includes reducing emissions from energy and material production, as well as removing CO2 from the ambient air.

CCUS & Energy Production

As the world continues to electrify many processes (e.g. EVs), we need to continue to grow our network of power production, not just replace existing assets with renewables. To help with this growing market, adding CCUS to existing fossil-fired facilities - including power facilities, hydrogen production, and campus cogens - has become vital. We are working with energy and hydrogen producers as part of “clusters” in the UK to decarbonize. We are also performing COdispersion modeling and computational fluid dynamics modeling (CFD) to ensure the pipelines and equipment are designed to reduce potential hazards and risk.

CCUS & the Built Environment

As energy production transitions to greener technologies, certain industrial processes - including cement and steel production -  will still inherently generate CO2. We aim to help those facilities understand their options to mitigate or capture COemissions to achieve a more sustainable process and reduce environmental product declarations (EPDs). In turn this helps us inform clients that are developing new buildings to understand how they can source low embodied carbon materials produced with CCUS or utilize captured COin building materials. Working closely with our Sustainability and Structural Design experts, we can help our clients find alternative ways to reduce Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions for their buildings and campuses.


We can assist a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors with our CCUS-related services, including:

News & Resources

New Embodied Carbon Podcast Series
March 01, 2024
With the built environment responsible for more than 40% of global annual CO2 emissions through embodied carbon and operations, our Here’s How Embodied Carbon podcast series focuses on our progress, current challenges and the opportunities ahead.

COP28 and Carbon Capture
December 21, 2023
Carbon capture reduces CO2 emissions as the global economy shifts to more sustainable manufacturing and energy production methods.

Energy Supply and Carbon Capture
November 08, 2023
While fossil fuels continue to account for more than half of U.S. power production, CCUS can serve as a bridge technology helping us move toward decarbonization.

Emily Kunkel Joins Decarbonization Team
December 15, 2022
Since joining Thornton Tomasetti, she has been focused on expanding the firm’s presence in the carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and transportation sectors.