Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

Globally, power and industry account for about 50% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage programme aims to reduce carbon emissionby either storing or reusing it so that captured carbon dioxide does not enter the atmosphere.  Department of Science and Technology (DST) aims to nurture the area of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage through emphasis on research and development and capacity building of both human resource as well as infrastructure, to evolve technologies and methodologies that address issues related to high capital costs, safety, logistics and high auxiliary power consumption.

1. Collaborations

1.1 Mission Innovation Challenge on CCUS

The objective and scope of Mission Innovation carbon capture innovation challenge is to enable near-zero CO2 emissions from power plants and carbon-intensiveindustries. CCUS can achieve significant CO2 reductions from power plants (fuelled by coal, natural gas, and biomass) and industrial applications.

DST-DBT had jointly launched a Call on IC3 onCCUS in July 2018 to to undertake joint Research & Development with member MI countries to identify and prioritize breakthrough technologies in the field of CO2 capture, separation, storage and CO2 value addition. 20 Proposals have been recommended for support, 17 from DST and 3 from DBT.

1.2  Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT)

This initiative aims to facilitate R&D and innovation that can lead to development of safe and cost effective CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies. The intension is to facilitate the emergence of CCUS by accelerating and maturing CCUS technologies through targeted financing of innovative and research activities. The scope also envisages to address the challenges related to CCUS in technological, environmental, social and economic context of the country.

India has joined forces with France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States to achieve these objectives.

ACT Call 3 Stage 2: Call for shortlisted preproposals to submit full proposals

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Active Calls

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DST-Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT4) Call and Indian Funding Guidelines

15 September, 2022

https://dst.gov.in/callforproposals/dst-accelerating-ccus-technologies-a...

Earlier Calls

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ACT Call 3 Stage 2: Call for shortlisted preproposals to submit full proposals Closing

15 March, 2021

https://dst.gov.in/callforproposals/act-call-3-stage-2-call-shortlisted-preproposals-submit-full-proposals

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DST Jointly launches Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT) Call

10 November, 2020

https://dst.gov.in/callforproposals/dst-jointly-launches-accelerating-ccus-technologies-act-call

3. Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC#3) jointly by Department of Biotechnology & Department of Science and Technology 11th February, 2020 http://dst.gov.in/sites/default/files/FOA-IC3.pdf[PDF]270.26 KB

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Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC#3) jointly by Department of Biotechnology & Department of Science and Technology

DST Jointly launches Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT) Call