This update summarises the current status of large–scale integrated CCS projects (LSIPs) worldwide and outlines the major developments that have occurred since the GLobal CCS Institute’s Global Status of CCS: 2012 report was published in October 2012.
In brief, at the end of January 2013 the Institute identified that the number of LSIPs around the world had decreased from 75 to 72, with two Dutch projects put on hold and one in the United States cancelled. One project in Canada made a positive final investment decision, bringing the total number of projects operating or under construction to 17.
Globally, eight operational projects are preventing 23 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year from reaching the atmosphere. This is expected to increase to 37 million tonnes of CO2 a year by 2015, by which time a further nine projects under construction—up from eight reported in the October 2012 Status Report—will be operating.
In a significant setback to CCS demonstration targets in Europe, no CCS projects were awarded funding under the first round of the European Commission’s NER300 competition.