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Big potential seen for CCUS in Southeast Asia

Technology uniquely positioned to support region’s decarbonisation of power generation and gas processing, conference panellists say

Southeast Asia has no operational carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) facilities, but the technology is ideally placed to help the region decarbonise its power generation fleet and hydrocarbon industries, industry experts said at the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore this week. Asia-Pacific has just four operational CCS projects—three in China and one in Australia—according to thinktank the Global CCS Institute. This compares with 16 facilities in North America and four in Europe. But Southeast Asia’s electricity demand is expected to grow much more quickly than that of North America and Europe, with fossil fuels—primarily natural gas— anticipated to account for much of the

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