Recent research conducted by scientists at SINTEF Energy Research and Delft University of Technology TU Delft demonstrates that implementing carbon capture and storage in industrial facilities can result in significant CO2 reductions at a minimal cost to the general public. These findings have been published as a paper “Is CCS really so expensive? An analysis of cascading costs and CO2 emission reduction of industrial CCS implementation on the construction of a bridge”The paper examines how CCS implementation in steel and cement production would have impacted the cost of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge in Louisiana in USA. The bridge is currently the longest beam bridge over continuous water in the world, and consists of approximately 225,000 cubic metersof concrete and 24,209 tonnes of steel. This work was performed in connection with the Norwegian CCS Research Centre.CCS has often been criticised for being too expensive. However, while many studies have already investigated the impact of CCS implementation on industrial plants, they do not examine the impact of CCS implementation on the end user. This is a significant gap, as most people do not buy raw materials such as cement or steel, but products that the cement and steel were used to create, such as houses or bridges.In terms of the case study, CCS initially resulted in a significant cost increase of raw materials: 60% for cement and 13% for hot-rolled coil steel. However, as cement and HRC are only a part of the bridge construction cost, the overall cost increase due to CCS would be approximately 1%.