Large Scale CCS Projects

Large Scale CCS Projects

Globally, there are 13 large-scale CCS projects in operation, with a further nine under construction. The 22 projects in operation or under construction represent an increase of 50% since the start of this decade. The total CO2 capture capacity of these 22 projects is around 40 million tonnes per annum.

There are another 14 large-scale CCS projects at the most advanced stage of development planning, the Concept Definition (or Define) stage, with a total CO2 capture capacity of around 24 million tonnes per annum.  A further 19 large-scale CCS projects are in earlier stages of development planning (the Evaluate and Identify stages) and have a total CO2 capture capacity of around 42 million tonnes per annum.

Large-scale CCS projects in the power sector are now a reality, demonstrated by:

  • the world’s first large-scale power sector CCS project – the Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration Demonstration Project in Canada (CO2 capture capacity of 1 Mtpa) – became operational in October 2014
  • commissioning activities on a new-build 582 megawatt (MW) power plant have begun at the Kemper County Energy Facility in Mississippi (US; CO2 capture capacity of 3 Mtpa) and CO2 capture is expected to commence in the first half of 2016
  • the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project at the W.A. Parish power plant near Houston, Texas (US, CO2 capture capacity of 1.4 Mtpa) entered construction in July 2014, with CO2 capture anticipated by the end of 2016.

Outside the power sector, the world’s first iron and steel project to apply CCS at large scale moved into construction in the UAE in the latter part of 2013. The Abu Dhabi CCS Project (CO2 capture capacity of 0.8 Mtpa) involves CO2 capture from the direct reduced iron process used at the Emirates Steel plant in Abu Dhabi and its transportation to the Rumaitha oil field, operated by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), for EOR purposes.

The interactive map provides an overview of all the large-scale CCS projects identified by the Global CCS Institute around the world. The data displayed in this map and in the table below is regularly updated. Definitions of what constitutes a large-scale integrated project and of the various stages in the lifecycle of a project are found at:

A downloadable, concise database providing essential facts on the large-scale integrated projects identified by the Global CCS Institute can also be found below.

Download the Status of CCS Project Database 

The Institute has also prepared detailed descriptions of all listed large-scale CCS projects which can be found by clicking on the links in the table below.

Project Name Location Project Lifecycle Stage Industry Capture Type Capture Capacity (MTPA) Transport Type Primary Storage Option Project Description