Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere reached a new high more than 400 ppm. 2016 was the warmest year on record. 1°C above the pre-industrial period, which is 0.06°C above the previous record set in 2015. Globally averaged sea surface temperatures were also the warmest on record. Global sea levels continued to rise, and Arctic sea-ice extent was well below average for most of the year.
The influence of human activities on the climate system has become more and more evident.
A set of technologies : removes CO2 from large sources such as power plants, refineries, cement, chemical and ethanol production facilities, and allows it to be compressed and injected in geologic formations, where it will remain permanently trapped. Also provides CO2 utilization in both physical and chemical processes.
Due to the current downturn in international carbon markets, without signs of a recovery in the foreseeable future, BMTG decided to cease providing validation and verification services for CDM and JI projects and has later on voluntarily withdrawn its CDM accreditation.