LETs are not a future theory, but being used around the world today, removing the equivalent of about 10 million cars worth of carbon emissions every year.
For decades, CCUS has been removing carbon emissions in countries like Canada, Japan, and Norway. In the US, carbon capture dates back to its use in Texas natural gas processing plants in 1972. In Australia, LETA has been investing in low emission technology projects for almost 15 years.
That work has seen a world-first in proving carbon capture technology on a coal-fired power station and three regions identified for commercial scale carbon storage. The world’s largest CCUS plant in the world is also now in operation.
There are now 65 commercial CCUS facilities operating or under development across the world. These LETs have the capacity to capture 127 million tonnes of CO2 annually, and that number is constantly growing.
LETs can also enable the clean production of hydrogen to drive lower emissions from heavy industries such as steel, electricity generation and to replace carbon intensive transport.