Knowledge Networks
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Knowledge Networks

Knowledge Networks

Knowledge networks bring together professionals to share their knowledge on a variety of topics. These networks can take many forms, both online and offline, but ultimately involve people working collaboratively toward a shared goal.

Below are some key CCS knowledge networks with which the Institute is involved, or directly supports. All these networks, in some way, contribute to the acceleration of CCS. In many cases the Institute helps these networks share their assets online, through private extranets, or through other initiatives on the public web.

  • Alberta CO2 Purity Study – a research network coordinated by ICO2N sharing lessons learnt on CO2 purity in Alberta that the Institute supports by helping with its private digital knowledge sharing capabilities.
  • Bastor2 – the Bastor2 (Baltic Storage of CO2) project is intended to run over two years and will collect information from prior geological surveys and develop models in order to assess the conditions and capacities for storage. 
  • Carbon Capture Legal Programme – a collaborative effort between University College London and the Institute to provide a resource base of legal and regulatory issues related to CCS.
  • CCS Program Managers’ Network – shares experience and lessons learnt from delivery of publicly-funded CCS demonstration programs.  The Institute facilitates this network.
  • CCS Costs Network – develops methodologies and tools for CCS cost studies across the CCS supply chain.  The Institute participates in the sharing of lessons learned and analysis with the network.
  • Clean Energy Ministerial Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group – identifies key recommendations for delivering CCS to meet requirements for greenhouse gas emission reduction. The group is made up of 13 governments and supported by the Institute and the International Energy Agency (IEA).
  • EU CCS Regions Network - The EU CCS regions network is a forum for (local) governments, regulators, and stakeholders in regions hosting CCS demonstrations to support the successful demonstration and deployment of CCS. This is done through (1) peer to peer sharing of experience and building capacity in expertise, and (2) collective advice from local/regional perspective to EU Commission, Member States and other trans-national government and industry bodies. 
  • European CCS Demonstration Project Network - a network of European CCS demonstration projects, all of which are aiming to be operational by 2015. The goal is to create a prominent community of projects united in the goal of achieving commercially viable CCS by 2020.  The Institute, together with consortium partners TNO, IFP and SINTEF, provides secretariat and knowledge dissemination services for the network.
  • Japanese Knowledge Network – an Institute-funded network that involves over 20 organisations sharing knowledge on topics such as how to communicate technical details of CCS to non-technical audiences.
  • Korean Knowledge Network – the Institute and Korea Carbon Capture and Storage Association (KCCSA) work with a number of Korean companies to share and generate CCS knowledge that is of greatest importance to Korean organisations.
  • SECARB - the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) Program integrates national, regional, and local team leadership on CCS technical research and development projects in North America. The Institute is helping SECARB further disseminate its publicly available information.

There are many other initiatives also working to share CCS knowledge. This report provides an extensive list.

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