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Policy Factsheet – Global Status of CCS
Policy Factsheet – Global Status of CCS

9th January 2021

The Global Status of CCS report illustrates the critical role carbon capture and storage technology plays in reducing industrial emissions and documents the current and ongoing CCS efforts being undertaken to tackle climate change.

This newly released Global Status of CCS Factsheet highlights measures government and industry can take to achieve cost-effective net-zero emissions through CCS and also points to key milestones reached in the CCS space over the last year.

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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 Status of CCS Report: 2020
Global Status of CCS Report: 2020

1st December 2020

The Global Status of CCS Report 2020 demonstrates the vital role of carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS) in reducing emissions to net-zero by 2050 as well as documenting the current status and important milestones for the technology over the past 12 months.

The report provides detailed information on and analyses of the global CCS facility pipeline, international policy perspectives, CO2 storage and the CCS legal and regulatory environment. In addition, four regional updates provide further detail about CCS progress across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Gulf Cooperation Council States and a Technology section provides updates on key innovations and applications of 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.

Replacing 10% of NSW Natural Gas Supply with Clean Hydrogen: Comparison of Hydrogen Production Options
Replacing 10% of NSW Natural Gas Supply with Clean Hydrogen: Comparison of Hydrogen Production Options

17th November 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Australia, ccs, Hydrogen

Clean hydrogen is produced by either using renewable energy to produce green hydrogen, or by using fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage (CCS) to create blue hydrogen.

As part of determining the most cost-effective method of creating clean hydrogen, Coal Innovation NSW (CINSW) commissioned the Global CCS Institute to investigate the production costs of replacing 10 per cent of NSW’s natural gas supply with clean hydrogen.

The study considers a scenario where sufficient clean hydrogen is produced to achieve a 10% H2:90% CH4 (natural gas) mix by volume in the NSW gas network and supply the same total energy as is currently supplied by natural gas alone. Options considered were reformation of natural gas with carbon capture and storage (CCS), coal gasification with CCS, and electrolysis of water using renewable electricity. The study found that the best option for the production of clean hydrogen in NSW considering cost, scale, resource use, and emissions abatement outcomes is to utilise coal or gas with CCS.

See NSW Government for further information

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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.

Remove: Carbon Capture and Storage
Remove: Carbon Capture and Storage

2nd November 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): ccs, CCS policy

Ahead of the 2020 G20 summit, the Global CCS Institute was asked to contribute to the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) Guide, organised by KAPSARC. In a report titled 'Remove: Carbon Capture and Storage', Alex Zapantis assesses the value of CCS as an effective climate mitigating technology that aims to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and support the establishment of a circular carbon economy.

The report was discussed during a live webinar hosted by KAPSARC.

To read the report in full, click download below.

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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.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Assessments and CCS
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Assessments and CCS

16th October 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): ESG

At the request of the US Department of Energy, The Global CCS Institute undertook an examination of the significance and the extent of the influence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings in supporting investment in CCS project deployment.

The objective of this study was to consider the following five questions:

  • How does a company’s ESG rating impact the company?
  • How does a company’s CO2 footprint or exposure impact its ESG rating?
  • How is CCS considered when the ESG performance of a company with a large CO2 footprint or exposure is rated?
  • Do the positive impacts of CCS (if any) on a company’s ESG rating support the business case for investing in or financing CCS?
  • How does climate litigation and public policy impact corporate risk and ESG ratings?

The resulting assessment addressed each of these questions, to provide a clearer picture of the complex relationship between the development and scope of ESG ratings, the impacts of a company’s ESG performance and ultimately, whether this will influence future investment in 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.

De-risking of CCS: A Primer for Investors and Businesses in the United States
De-risking of CCS: A Primer for Investors and Businesses in the United States

28th September 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): CCS Finance, Risk, United States

Over the past year, the outlook for CCS has been positive, particularly in the United States (US). Thanks to broad bipartisan support at both the federal and state level, CCS in the US has seen growth exceeding that of any other nation.

Additionally, the Institute has seen an increase in new stakeholders looking to engage and explore the role of CCS in their emissions reduction strategies. These new stakeholders include sustainable investors who believe CCS projects can deliver strong returns while achieving environmental goals and mitigating climate change risk.

These new market entrants, however, often share a common concern; the need to de-risk CCS for investment.

This briefing will serve to summarise ongoing work by the Institute to communicate and educate stakeholders on the potential risk characteristics of CCS and to discuss these in the context of de-risking CCS investments and addressing challenges from a US perspective.

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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.

Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond
Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond

22nd September 2020

In a report co-authored by Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute titled ‘Net Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions today for 2030’, findings reveal that climate finance policies and the development of carbon dioxide removal technologies need to grow rapidly within the next 10 years in order to curb climate change and hit net-zero targets.

The report unveils key climate actions required to avoid climate catastrophe:

  • With 2020 set to close the hottest decade on record, CO2 emissions need to drop by 50% to achieve net-zero climate goals by 2030
  • The rapid deployment of climate mitigating infrastructure needs to occur, including the expansion of CO2 pipelines from the current 8,000 km to 43,000 km by 2030
  • Clear climate polices which reduce the financial and regulatory risk of CO2 capture and storage and increase CO2 storage options need to be quickly developed and implemented

A presentation of the report was provided by Global CCS General Manager - Commercial, Alex Zapantis, and Julio Friedmann of Columbia University's Center on Global Energy policy at Climate Week NYC 2020, which can be seen here:

Click below for the full free copy of the report.

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The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

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.

The Value of CCS: For Climate, Economy and Society (Factsheet and Video)
The Value of CCS: For Climate, Economy and Society (Factsheet and Video)

7th August 2020

The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) thought leadership report evaluates the benefits of large-scale investment and deployment of CCS projects, both through an economic and climate change mitigation lens.

This newly released factsheet highlights the key components of the report including:

  • The deep decarbonisation of hard-to-abate industrial sectors through the use of CCS technologies
  • Widespread job creation tied to CCS deployment
  • The delivery of innovation led economic growth

Download the factsheet below and have a quick look at our video for more highlights on the value of CCS.

To read the full Value of CCS thought leadership report, click here.

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The content within the Global CCS Institute Publications, Reports and Research Library is provided for information purposes only. We make every effort and take reasonable care to keep the content of this section up-to-date and error-free. However, we make no claim as to its accuracy, currency or reliability.

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 Storage Resource Assessment 2020
Global Storage Resource Assessment 2020

2nd July 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute, Pale Blue Dot

Topic(s): CO2 storage

The CO2 Storage Resource Catalogue is a pioneering initiative to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCS) by supporting the consistent evaluation of storage resources.

This report, authored by Pale Blue Dot Energy, details the findings of the first assessment for CO2 Storage Resource Catalogue.

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Overview of Organisations and Policies Supporting the Deployment of Large-Scale CCS Facilities
Overview of Organisations and Policies Supporting the Deployment of Large-Scale CCS Facilities

30th June 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): CCS policy

While there are currently relatively few CCS facilities in operation and in development, there are significant differences in the enabling environments for CCS deployment. This report explores the potential role of Delivery Bodies to help enable the deployment of CCS. It also provides an overview of the organisations involved in the deployment of large-scale CCS facilities, and the policy and regulatory frameworks that have supported this deployment.

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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.

Is CCS expensive?
Is CCS expensive?

30th May 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): ccs, cost

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is needed as part of the toolkit of technologies to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century. Yet, texts and commentary about CCS often include qualifiers that are related to the expenditures necessary to deploy it; ‘costly’, ‘exorbitantly expensive’, ‘unaffordable’, ‘uneconomical’. As such, the argument most often brought forward against deployment of CCS is that it is an expensive way of reducing emissions.

This brief written by our Senior Advisors for Advocacy and Communications Lucy Temple-Smith and Lee Beck demonstrates that:

  • To reach net-zero emissions by mid-century and achieve global climate change targets all decarbonisation options are needed.
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) plays an important role reducing emissions to net-zero and limiting the overall system cost of decarbonisation.
  • With versatile applications, CCS cost differs across its variety of industrial and power-related applications – there is no singular cost of CCS.
  • Considering the urgency of the climate crisis, cost should not be a deterrent to investing in CCS nor dictate sequencing of the deployment of decarbonisation options. Instead, deployment will lead to cost reductions.
  • A value on carbon is needed to support the business case for large-scale CCS deployment and overcome the technology ‘valley of death’.

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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.

CCS Development in Southeast Asia
CCS Development in Southeast Asia

25th May 2020

Organisation(s): Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): ccs, CCUS, Southeast Asia

In recent decades, Southeast Asia has been one of fastest growing regions of the world. Its energy demand has grown more than 80 per cent from 2000. Oil, coal and gas provides more than 70 per cent of its energy. With the region's power generation fuel mix and rapidly growing natural gas production, alongside established and emerging emissions reduction committments, CCS has a unique and critical role to play.

In this paper, Institute’s Senior Client Engagement Lead Dr Tony Zhang, discusses why Southeast Asia needs CCS, the specific drivers behind the opportunities for accelerated deployment and the critical role of CCS hub and cluster networks in reducing the region's emissions.

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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.

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