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Officials See Carbon Capture Potential for Developing Nations

Sept. 22, 2022, 9:53 PM

The US and other industrial nations have been leaders in global efforts to capture and store carbon emissions, but still-developing nations will need to embrace the technologies if the world is to seriously grapple with climate change, government and policy officials said Thursday.

Developing nations face significant obstacles, from needing technological assistance to developing policies that create incentives for carbon capture, said Brad Crabtree, the Energy Department’s assistant secretary for fossil energy and carbon management.

Technologies to capture and store carbon dioxide, used for decades in oil and gas extraction, can be prohibitively expensive in developing nations and put their ...