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.


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Scottish and Cypriot scientists explore storage in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Scientists from Scotland and Cyprus have formed a research partnership that could open up a new frontier for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, as part of a budding hydrocarbons industry in the eastern Mediterranean, says SCCS in a recent press release. May 21, 2014


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"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


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ZERO supports Auditor General's report on Mongstad

The Norwegian Office of the Auditor General published a report on the Norwegian State's involvement in the CCS project at Kårstø and Mongstad this week, where they comment on the cost increases that have occurred. Sep 19, 2013


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Scottish and Cypriot scientists explore storage in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Scientists from Scotland and Cyprus have formed a research partnership that could open up a new frontier for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, as part of a budding hydrocarbons industry in the eastern Mediterranean, says SCCS in a recent press release. May 21, 2014


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WA Parish CCS Demonstration

Country: USA
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Don Valley Power Project

Country: United Kingdom
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Rotterdam Afvang en Opslag Demo (ROAD)

Country: The Netherlands
Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
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White Rose CCS Project

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Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
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Gorgon CO2 Injection Project

Country: Australia
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Quest project

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Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Peterhead

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Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Callide Oxyfuel Project

Country: Australia
Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Small
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Boundary Dam integrated CCS project

Country: Canada
Project type: Capture
Scale: Large
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Hontomin

Country: Spain
Project type: Storage Storagesite
Scale: Large
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Illinois ICCS Project (ADM)

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Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Lake Charles Clean Energy

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Project type: Capture Storage
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Lost Cabin

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Project type: Capture Storage
Scale: Large
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Aquistore Project

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Project type: Storage
Scale: Small
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