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Industrial CCS
Industrial CCS

28th June 2016

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

Introduction to industrial carbon capture and storage

Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is a process used to capture carbon dioxide gas (CO2) that is produced by power stations or other types of industrial facilities. To keep CO2 out of the atmosphere, it is captured from the power plant or industry, transported, and securely stored underground, permanently.

One of the major benefits of CCS as an emissions reduction technology is that it can be applied to different types of CO2 emissions sources, particularly those with very large volumes of emissions, such as power plants and some industrial facilities.

Importantly, CCS is a proven technology that is already in operation around the world, in a number of industrial sectors. These industrial applications are the main focus of this report, and some of them date back as far as the 1970s and 1980s.

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The Global Status of CCS: 2014
The Global Status of CCS: 2014

5th November 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 capture, CO2 storage, CO2 transport, CO2 utilisation, Use and storage (CCUS)

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to announce the release of our Global Status of CCS: 2014 report.

The report provides a detailed overview of the current status of large-scale CCS projects worldwide, finding that 2014 has been a pivotal year for CCS, which is now a reality in the power industry.

For the first time, the report introduces and provides links to project descriptions for around 40 lesser scale ‘notable’ CCS projects. The 2014 report focuses on a number of ‘notable’ projects in Japan.

The Global Status of CCS: 2014 report provides a comprehensive overview of global and regional developments in CCS and what is required to support global climate mitigation efforts. Providing a number of key recommendations for decision makers, The Global Status of CCS: 2014 report is an important reference guide for industry, government, research bodies and the broader community.

Supplementary Information Presentation Package

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The Global Status of CCS: 2014 Summary Report
The Global Status of CCS: 2014 Summary Report

5th November 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 capture, CO2 storage, CO2 transport, CO2 utilisation, Use and storage (CCUS)

The Global Status of CCS: 2014 Summary Report provides an executive overview of the key findings and recommendations contained in the Institute’s Global Status of CCS: 2014 report.

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The Global Status of CCS: 2014 Supplementary Information Presentation Package
The Global Status of CCS: 2014 Supplementary Information Presentation Package

5th November 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 capture, CO2 storage, CO2 transport, CO2 utilisation, Use and storage (CCUS)

The Supplementary Information presentation package includes chart materials not included in the Global Status of CCS: 2014 report. This material provides additional detail on the status of large-scale CCS projects globally. When used in conjunction with previous status reports, it provides researchers with access to the world’s most comprehensive historical data set on large-scale CCS projects.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Global CCS Institute annual review 2014
Global CCS Institute annual review 2014

31st October 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

This Annual Review covers the Institute’s work achievements for July 2013 - June 2014. Showcasing global and regional achievements, it highlights the Institute’s work in progressing three key objectives:

  • authoritative knowledge sharing
  • fact-based, influential advice and advocacy, and
  • creation of favourable conditions to implement CCS.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Legal liability and carbon capture and storage: a comparative perspective
Legal liability and carbon capture and storage: a comparative perspective

1st October 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Law and regulation, Liability, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

Legal liability issues remain critically important for the commercial development of carbon capture and storage (CCS). This co-authored report by Global CCS Institute and University College London largely focusses on the storage aspect of the CCS process. Storage is where the most distinctive liability challenges lie, largely due to the long time-scales involved.

The authors address three types of legal liability:

  1. Civil liability where third parties who have suffered harm seek compensation or a court order.
  2. Administrative liability where authorities are given powers to serve some form of enforcement or clean-up order.
  3. Emissions trading liability where an emissions trading regime provides a benefit for CO2 storage and an accounting mechanism is in place should there be subsequent leakage.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

Global CCS Institute submission to: the European Commission’s evaluation process of the Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide Directive 2009/31/EC
Global CCS Institute submission to: the European Commission’s evaluation process of the Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide Directive 2009/31/EC

27th August 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 storage, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

This submission by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (the Institute) is in response to the European Commission’s (EC) request for stakeholders to participate in the review of the application of the EU Directive 2009/31/EC (CCS Directive) on the geological storage of CO2 and to provide an assessment of the state of CCS deployment and enabling policy in Europe.

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The Global Status of CCS: February 2014
The Global Status of CCS: February 2014

17th February 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

This report is a follow-up to the Institute’s comprehensive annual Global Status of CCS report, most recently released in October 2013, giving an overview of significant international CCS project and policy, legal and regulatory developments around the world. The report is aimed as an industry guide for our Members and the broader CCS community.

Report highlights:

  • As of February 2014 there are 21 large-scale projects in operation or construction - a 50% increase since 2011. These have the capacity to capture up to 40 million tonnes of CO2  per annum, equivalent to 8 million cars being taken off the road. 
  • Six projects, with a combined capture capacity of 10 million tonnes of CO2 per annum, are in advanced stages of development planning and may take a final investment decision during 2014.
  • The world’s first two power sector projects with CCS will begin operation in North America in 2014.
  • The Middle East has the world’s first large-scale CCS project in the iron and steel sector move into construction.
  • China has doubled the number of CCS projects since 2011 with 12 large-scale CCS projects.

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Content and material featured within this section of our website includes reports and research published by third parties. The content and material may include opinions and recommendations of third parties that do not reflect those held by the Global CCS Institute.

CO2 pipeline infrastructure
CO2 pipeline infrastructure

1st January 2014

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 transport, Use and storage (CCUS)

The aim of this study is to collate information from the public domain on existing CO2 pipelines into a comprehensive reference document. Other objectives are to discuss the similarities and differences between CO2 and other, specifically natural gas, pipelines and to provide an overview. The overall lessons learned from this study should support project developers, decision makers, regulators and governmental bodies who do not deal with engineering calculations and cost estimates on a regular basis.

Based on a wide range of interviews and literature, Ecofys and SNC Lavalin have gathered detailed information on 29 CO2 pipeline projects (out of more than 80 worldwide). This is now accessible as an interactive mapping tool.

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Deployment of CCS in the cement industry
Deployment of CCS in the cement industry

1st December 2013

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

A survey by the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) finds that the majority of respondents in the cement industry think that CCS is relevant to them and are aware of research projects, with half involved in CCS activities. The survey and subsequent report were part of the IEAGHG’s research into the cement industry which is one of the largest industrial emitters of greenhouse gas, accounting for around 5% globally.

Sponsored by the Global CCS Institute, this independent report presents important findings to help the industry reduce emissions using CCS. The report establishes a range of techniques to reduce CO2 emissions from cement production along with increased energy efficiency. It finds the preferred techniques for capturing CO2 in cement plants are oxyfuel and post combustion capture. While oxyfuel is in general expected to have a lower energy consumption and costs than post combustion capture using liquid solvent scrubbing, it found disadvantages with pre combustion capture. Finally, the report provides an update on the legal and economic environment for CO2 related policies and regulations facing the industry.

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Carbon capture and storage regulatory test toolkit for Victoria, Australia: outcomes and recommendations
Carbon capture and storage regulatory test toolkit for Victoria, Australia: outcomes and recommendations

19th November 2013

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Law and regulation, Policy, Public engagement, Use and storage (CCUS)

In 2013, the Victorian and Australian governments, in collaboration with the Global CCS Institute, deployed the Institute’s CCS Regulatory Test Toolkit (the toolkit) for the first time in Australia. The toolkit is a regulatory test exercise that aims to help governments establish whether their carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislative and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose, providing a low-cost, low-risk approach to testing regional and national legislation and regulatory systems for CCS projects. The toolkit was originally developed for the Scottish Government and sponsored by the Global CCS Institute. It has since been deployed in jurisdictions such as Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Malaysia.

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GETICA CCS Demo Project Romania: financial scenarios report to the Global CCS Institute. Public report
GETICA CCS Demo Project Romania: financial scenarios report to the Global CCS Institute. Public report

24th January 2013

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Project financing, Use and storage (CCUS)

Given that electricity generation in Romania is primarily based on coal, implementing CCS would greatly reduce CO2 emissions while keeping coal-fired power plants operational. This financial scenarios report describes the optimum solution to financing a large-scale CCS project in Romania. It considered the challenges of finding and securing financing sources for the project. The existing financing sources, at European Union (EU) and national level, were analysed in terms of financing structure of the project, project eligibility, origin of financing (public/private), availability of funding, availability in time, and degree of certainty. Three scenarios were created, based on the prospected funding sources for CCS projects. A qualitative assessment was performed and, based on this assessment, the optimum scenario was chosen for the GETICA CCS Demonstration project.

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