• Nigeria sets out CCS strategy

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

In encouraging news from Nigeria, the government has announced a carbon capture, utilisation and storage strategy, as the International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme has reported. It includes work to technically assess sources and sinks, exploring a possible four CCUS hubs, planning for a demonstration or pilot project, and creating policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as human capacity building. Like many other fossil-rich nations, Nigeria sees CCUS as an essential technology in transitioning to a lower carbon economy, including producing hydrogen. The country recently announced new greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, with a 20% reduction by 2030 and 47% by 2030 conditional on international support. As one of Africa’s major economies, this is an encouraging development.