Cutting greenhouse gases is becoming increasingly urgent, as it becomes ever clearer how dramatic the consequences will be if we don't. CCS alone will not remove all emissions but it can take a large share. And in combination with renewable energy, energy conservation and other climate change mitigation solutions, it can make a very big difference.

The technology for CCS is mature, has been used for decades and will, in the long term, be cheaper and less energy intensive. The barriers and challenges are, in most cases, funding, juridical issues or a lack of political will, or a mix of these factors. That’s why ZERO highlights the need for an effective, permanent and sufficient framework for CCS on all levels; nationally, within EU and globally.

The longer it takes for the first large-scale facilities to be realised, the longer it will take for the next hundred to be built. To be able to reduce emissions fast enough, it is imperative to have the first ten full-scale CCS plants operating now.


News about carbon capture and storage

NEWS     IN DEPTH    OPINIONS    ALL

U.S.-China climate cooperation might boost CCS

The American and Chinese presidents announced ambitious climate targets earlier this month. The cooperation between two of the largest emitters in the world also means that we will see development of more full-scale CCS projects. Nov 27, 2014


Read more..


Diagnosing CCS at ZERO14

Is CCS really sick?, asked Sarah Forbes from World Resources Institute (WRI) at the Zero Emission Conference in Oslo today, after ZERO asked a group of four panelists to diagnose CCS. Nov 13, 2014


Read more..


IEA urges Norway to develop more CCS

IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven praised Norway for taking a lead on CCS at ONS 2014, but also expressed concern about the cancellation of the full-scale CCS project at Mongstad. Sep 03, 2014


Read more..


ZERO advisor to give keynote speech at the National CCS Conference

ZERO’s political advisor Camilla Svendsen Skriung will give a keynote speech at the National CCS Conference in Australia on Tuesday September 2, 2014. Sep 01, 2014


Read more..




More news
"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 5)

Looking at CO2 storage around the world

In our fifth article about carbon storage we are looking at the most prominent storage sites and projects around the world. We have previously covered the potential to store CO2 in the North Sea, but also want to show the variety of storage sites that exist around the world. Apr 04, 2014


Read more..


"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 4)

A case study looking at the potential for long-term CO2 storage beneath the North Sea

In this fourth article about carbon storage, we are looking at the potential for long time CO2 storage beneath the North Sea. The previous three articles have made the argument that the technology exists, is safe and has support around the globe, and in this article we aim to show where it can be done. Nov 22, 2013


Read more..


"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 3)

Global NGO views on CCS and storage of CO2

CCS is considered by many to be one of the important solutions towards lowering emissions and slowing down global warming, but not everyone agrees. We talked to NGOs around the world to let them explain their standpoint on CCS and the public opinion in their part of the world. Sep 28, 2013


Read more..


"Putting it back" - a series on storage of CO2 (part 2)

Myths and facts about CO2 storage

There are a series of myths surrounding storage of CO2, and it is time to do some myth-busting and debunk some of the most long-lived myths surrounding this. One of the biggest fears concerning storage of CO2 is that this is a new technology and that there are no data gathered from long-term storage. Jul 30, 2013


Read more..




More news

Look to Canada

A Norwegian delegation has just returned from a study tour to Canada, where they have been learning about effective CCS policy and successful projects. -It has been a very informative and inspirational trip, showing how a combination of political will and financial interests have sparked CCS in Canada, says Camilla Svendsen Skriung, policy adviser in ZERO. Dec 02, 2014


Read more..


Facilitating commercial scale CCS in and outside Norway – Zero Emission Conference 2014

This year’s Norwegian national budget takes us one step closer to realizing a full-scale CCS plant internationally, but there is little or no progress in realizing a full-scale plant in Norway by 2020. Instead, the government wishes to research emission sources and the foundation for carbon capture and storage in Norway. Nov 04, 2014


Read more..


ZERO is positive towards Norwegian support to CCS facilities abroad

ZERO finds it positive that Norway may decide to contribute to realizing carbon capture and storage (CCS) abroad. ZERO believes that the national budget presented on October 8th will be a milestone for Norwegian CCS work. Sep 23, 2014


Read more..


How can Norway contribute to building a full-scale CCS plant?

ZERO believes that the Norwegian government has to launch a competition for government grants to build a full-scale CCS plant by 2020. The competition should be announced during fall 2014, and the final decision should be made by the end of 2015. Jun 06, 2014


Read more..




More news

Look to Canada

A Norwegian delegation has just returned from a study tour to Canada, where they have been learning about effective CCS policy and successful projects. -It has been a very informative and inspirational trip, showing how a combination of political will and financial interests have sparked CCS in Canada, says Camilla Svendsen Skriung, policy adviser in ZERO. Dec 02, 2014


Read more..


U.S.-China climate cooperation might boost CCS

The American and Chinese presidents announced ambitious climate targets earlier this month. The cooperation between two of the largest emitters in the world also means that we will see development of more full-scale CCS projects. Nov 27, 2014


Read more..


Diagnosing CCS at ZERO14

Is CCS really sick?, asked Sarah Forbes from World Resources Institute (WRI) at the Zero Emission Conference in Oslo today, after ZERO asked a group of four panelists to diagnose CCS. Nov 13, 2014


Read more..


Facilitating commercial scale CCS in and outside Norway – Zero Emission Conference 2014

This year’s Norwegian national budget takes us one step closer to realizing a full-scale CCS plant internationally, but there is little or no progress in realizing a full-scale plant in Norway by 2020. Instead, the government wishes to research emission sources and the foundation for carbon capture and storage in Norway. Nov 04, 2014


Read more..




More news
 
Last modified projects

Lake Charles Clean Energy

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

NORCEM Cement plant in Brevik, Norway

Country: Norway
Project type: Capture
Scale: Small
Read more..

Kentucky NewGas

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

Getica CCS Demo Project

Country: Romania
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Small
Read more..

Lianyungang IGCC

Country: China
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

Surat Basin CCS Project (Wandoan)

Country: Australia
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

Gorgon CO2 Injection Project

Country: Australia
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

White Rose CCS Project

Country: United Kingdom
Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
Read more..

Kemper County IGCC

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

Boundary Dam integrated CCS project

Country: Canada
Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
Read more..

FutureGen 2.0

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

CarbonNet

Country: Australia
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

Teesside Low Carbon

Country: United Kingdom
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
Read more..

Teesside Industrial CCS Network

Country: United Kingdom
Project type: Capture
Scale: Small
Read more..





SPONSORS



        

Personal tools