The Global Status of CCS: February 2014
17th February 2014
- 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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