Decarbonisation Technology May 2022 Issue

Value of investment, partnerships and policy in growing CCS market As 2050 climate targets near, matching climate ambition with urgent action will drive CCS adoption, inching us closer to a net-zero future

Guloren Turan Global CCS Institute

I n 2021, carbon capture and storage – or CCS – saw the largest scale-up since the technology’s inception over 50 years ago. The first commercial CCS facility was brought online in 1972, primarily to enhance the business operations of a natural gas processing facility in Terrell, Texas. A few decades later, industry players in Norway sought to adopt the innovative technology to abate CO₂ emissions and store it offshore in the North Sea, making the country a first mover in undertaking CCS efforts solely for climate change mitigation purposes. Since then, interest and popularity around CCS have steadily grown, leading to increased CCS policy

development, a rise in financial investments, and more public-private partnerships. As climate impacts become a stark reality for governments and businesses alike, applying a sustainability lens to long-term strategic planning has become imperative. Guiding by legislated international and domestic climate targets, the role of CCS as a credible climate solution and a tool to support a just energy transition is being steadily recognised and adopted. Current state of CCS Over the last year alone, 73 new CCS facilities were added to the project pipeline globally (see

Direct air capture Cement production Iron and steel production Waste to energy

Oxy Dac

Norcem Brevik

Abu Dhabi CCS 1

Fortum Oslo Varme Zeros

Copenhill Stockholm Exergi

Coyote Mustang Station

Immingham Power

Power generation: Natural gas

Cal Capture

Plant Daniel

San Juan

Prairie State

Bridgeport Moonie

Power generation: Coal

Boundary Dam

Petra Nova

Guodian Taizhou

Project Tundra

Gerald Gentleman

Shell Rotterdam

Air Liquide Rotterdam Air Prodicts Rotterdam

Actl Sturgeon

Hydrogen production

Philips 66

Air Products SMR


Exxonmobil Rotterdam

Chemical production (Others)

Great Plains

BASF Antwerp

Sinopec Zhongyuan

Karamay Dunhua

Lake Charles

One Earth Energy Summit Carbon Solutions (31 facilities)

Interseqt Plainview Interseqt Hereford

Ethanol production


Bonanza Bioenergy

Illinois Industrial

PCS Nitrogen

Actl Nutrien

Fertiliser production

Enid Fertiliser


Sinopec Qilu


Szank Field Sleipner


Century Plant

Abu Dhasbi CCS 2


Natural gas processing


CNPC Jilin

Lost Cabin

Santos Cooper basin


Petrobras Santos

Core Energy


Applications 1972






Advanced development Capture capacity TBC

Chart indicates the primary industry type of each facility among various options.

In operation Operation suspended In construction

Size of the circle is proportionate to the capture capacity of the facility.



5.0 Mtpa of CO

Figure 1 CCS projects by sector and the scale-up of CCS overtime


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