Industrial carbon management can play a key role in meeting the EU’s climate and industrial goals. Nevertheless, an integrated carbon accounting infrastructure, essential to spurring the responsible adoption of CCS, CCU, and CDR, is currently missing.

This guide explores the adoption of an integral carbon accounting ‘infrastructure’ for industrial carbon management in the EU, including carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR). The guide also presents a blueprint for carbon accounting to inform the creation of a high-quality, high-integrity certification framework, explores opportunities and challenges for adoption, and identifies synergies with existing EU regulations.

The CCS+ carbon accounting infrastructure provides methodologies, tools and modules for industrial carbon management to quantify emission reductions and removals through CCS, long-term storage through CCU and emission removals through CDR activities.