Who we are

Who we are

 

The Global CCS Institute is an international member-led organisation whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an imperative technology in tackling climate change and providing energy security.

CCS is the process of capturing CO2 and storing it deep below ground. It has been in safe and successful commercial operation for the past 45 years.

Working with our Members, we drive the adoption of CCS as quickly and cost effectively as possible by sharing expertise, building capacity and providing information, advice, and advocacy to ensure this clean technology plays its vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Our diverse international membership includes governments, global corporations, private companies, research bodies and non-governmental organisations, all of whom are committed to CCS as an integral part of a decarbonised future.

Members include Shell, ExxonMobil, BHP, Gassnova, the Asian Development Bank, China Steel Corporation, Mitsui, Kawasaki, Toshiba, and the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, China, and Japan.

We are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Washington DC, Brussels, Beijing and Tokyo.

 

What we do

 

The Global CCS Institute brings experience, expertise and specialist resources to provide members and stakeholders with accurate, insightful and impactful information about CCS and its latest developments. 

We are a financially independent organisation which is recognised and sought after as the premier CCS body.

Our team includes geologists, scientists, engineers, economists, policy analysts, climate change experts, business developers and marketers, who provide expertise across the entire CCS spectrum.

Our services include:

 

Research

As the world authority on CCS, the Institute provides research on key aspects of CCS deployment. 

Every year, the Institute publishes the Global Status of CCS - a flagship publication for policy-makers and businesses to understand CCS and its integral part in a low emission future.

The Institute produces a raft of additional reports and research papers on key topics associated with CCS spanning law and regulation, storage, transportation, technical developments and project delivery.

 

Advice and capacity-building

The Global CCS Institute provides governments and other key stakeholders with practical policy advice on CCS. 

This includes the production of technical reports, economic analysis and strategic counsel on all aspects of CCS deployment.

Additionally, the Institute leads capacity-building through tailored workshops, conferences, and presentations, delivered to its broad constituency.

The Institute actively participates in international global climate change engagement, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the World Energy Council (WEC), the International Energy Trading Association (IETA), and the Clean Energy Ministerial roundtables (CEM).

 

Communications, advocacy and engagement

The Institute works to build awareness of CCS and its vital role in achieving climate targets and reducing emissions. 

International evidence from organisations including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the International Energy Agency (IEA), confirms that international climate change targets cannot be met without CCS.

The Institute’s repository of information extends across the 17-large scale, commercial CCS facilities currently in operation around the world, and the further four facilities which will come onstream in the next 12-18 months. 

It also advocates for policy parity to ensure that CCS receives the same acknowledgement and incentivisation as other clean technologies.

CCS is a safe, proven, versatile technology which is the harbinger of a new economy that will deliver jobs, energy security and a low emissions future.

 

Resources