Statement of purpose

The purpose of this document is to describe the capabilities and current research focus at the CCUS laboratory on various carbon dioxide(CO2) related applications. This document would be useful to Jindal group to understand the CCUS core competencies in the areas of research to work jointly on shared interests andon some broad topics.


The CCUS Lab at IITM aims to develop the next generation CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) concepts. The CCUS Lab has adopted a comprehensive multi-pronged approach for the research and development of advanced CCUS technologies that have the potential to provide step-change reductions in both cost and energy requirements.

The success of this research will enable cost-effective implementation of CCUS technologies that can be applied to myriad industries – including fossil-fuel-fired plants, metal / cement manufacturing, industrial facilities, etc. – as well as removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. CO2 capture and utilization typically addresses current and future emissions and adoption of low-emission technologies. However, massive scale storage or sequestration and direct air CO2 capture are necessary for reversing the impact of CO2 emissions accumulated over the decades. Long term CO2 storage in the form of thermodynamically stable CO2 hydrates offers much larger storage capacity than terrestrial CO2 sequestration. Hence, CCUS lab aims at a holistic solution for rapid industrial Decarbonization.

Need for CCUS

CCUS is recognised as a key, proven technology in reducing greenhouse gas emissions around the world.


Project Insights & Innovation
Challenge Goals

Operating CCUS projects offer important insight into the technical capabilities, policy and financing mechanisms, and permitting frameworks that could enable the successful deployment of CCUS.

The goal of the Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge is twofold: first, to identify and prioritize breakthrough technologies; and second, to recommend research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) pathways and collaboration mechanisms.

Focus on Vertical Areas of CCUS

The research at CCUS lab focuses on the following four sub-verticals of CCUS:
• Selective separation for CO2capturefrom the mixture of gases
• Thermo-catalytic conversion of CO2
• Electro- and photo-chemical utilization of CO2
• CO2storage / sequestrationas gas hydrates or in geological sediments.

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