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Preface

The Global Status of CCS: 2012 is the fourth edition of the Global CCS Institute’s key publication on the progress and challenges facing carbon capture and storage (CCS). These reports provide a comprehensive overview of the state of development of CCS projects and technologies, and of actions taken to facilitate the demonstration of those technologies at a large scale.

The Global Status of CCS: 2012 covers developments from late 2011, until the beginning of September 2012. It draws on the results of the Institute’s annual project survey, completed by lead proponents of major CCS projects around the world. Survey results were supplemented by interviews with personnel from many of these projects, and by research undertaken by Institute staff.

The assistance of project proponents in completing survey questionnaires and taking part in interviews is particularly acknowledged. The Institute is grateful for the high degree of cooperation received.

The Institute also acknowledges Edlyn Gurney and many of its staff who were instrumental in authoring, reviewing and designing the report.