Public acceptance of CCUS 

Practical deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) rests on both acceptance and demand for the technologies and their associated products. Detailed information of consumers’ willingness to accept and pay for CCUS technologies and products will help gear the green energy transition. This information will also help identify potential pitfalls concerning CCUS and harvest the low-hanging fruits.


5.119.999 DKK

Funding from IFD: 4.607.999 DKK
Financing from project partners: 512.000 DKK

Project lead

Manuel Llorca


The aim of this project is to study the factors deciding public acceptance and legitimacy in the placement of far-shore, near-shore, and on-shore CCUS and related infrastructure in Denmark. This analysis will be done through surveys, focus group interviews, data collection, and the estimation of acceptance and preference relations for diverse types of CCUS technologies. This will contribute to a better understanding of the type of measures and processes that must be adopted, in order to secure acceptance of carbon storage, both in terms of choosing the right location, communicating effectively about risks and benefits, and by outlining optimal processes for citizen involvement to ensure legitimacy.

  1. Obtain CCUS and preference data from surveys and focus group interviews.
  2. Obtain insights into how consumers perceive different CCUS technologies and how the technologies can be implemented in the best possible way.
  3. Estimate acceptance and preference relations for the use of CCUS technologies.