The Inflation Reduction Act and US CCS Projects and Development
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment continues to grow worldwide. There is international agreement that CCS (an integrated suite of proven technologies that can prevent large quantities of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere) is vital for meeting global climate and energy goals. CCS is a crucial climate mitigation tool for hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as cement, steel, and fertilizer. International policies are providing incentives for spurring CCS deployment. Nowhere is this more evident than in the United States (U.S.) In August 2022 U.S. enacted the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA or Act). The IRA includes a historic investment of $369 billion in climate and energy funding and enhancements to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) § 45Q tax credit for CCS.