Untapped opportunities and challenges of CCUS

Untapped opportunities and challenges of CCUS

February 6, 2024
"It’s clear we cannot reach our climate targets without Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage. It is part of the decarbonization story."
Portrait of Yvonne Ruf
Senior Partner
Dusseldorf Office, Central Europe

In the premiere episode of the "Innovating Infrastructure, Energy & Transportation" podcast, Senior Partners Yvonne Ruf and David Frans delve into the critical yet often overlooked role of carbon capture in the quest for net-zero emissions by 2050. While a myriad of technologies and innovations are essential in this journey, carbon capture stands out for its significant potential, surpassing more commonly discussed methods like decarbonizing logistics.

This episode offers a comprehensive exploration of the industries and sectors poised to benefit most from carbon capture technologies . We examine the pivotal role of regulatory frameworks in ensuring the success of these solutions, unpacking the intricacies of carbon storage and utilization. Furthermore, we discuss why global trends and current environmental challenges render carbon capture not just beneficial, but essential for a sustainable future.

"Governmental action is crucial, because on a scale of billions of people it all boils down to economics: things need to make economic sense. And at the moment, without a tax or a subsidy, it doesn’t."
Portrait of David Frans
Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of carbon capture's place in our environmental strategy and learn why it deserves more attention in public discourse. This insightful discussion promises to enlighten and inspire, aligning with our commitment to bringing forefront innovations into the spotlight.

This week’s experts

Yvonne Ruf: Yvonne Ruf is a Senior Partner in our Regulated & Infrastructure unit at the Düsseldorf Office. She co-leads Roland Berger's global Sustainability and Climate Action Center of Excellence. Yvonne's focus lies on creating value through decarbonization and monetizing the business opportunities from heightened efforts in climate action.

David Frans: David Frans is a Senior Partner with our Frankfurt office. He co-leads Roland Berger's global Sustainability and Climate Action Center of Excellence. David supports companies and organizations in strategy, change and investment projects. He is passionate about combating climate change, industry decarbonization, the energy transition and the many challenges and opportunities this brings.

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