From Environmental Leader, Published 19 February 2014
Large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects worldwide are set to make significant progress this year, including two projects that will begin operations in North America. The first large-scale CCS projects in the power sector, SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project in Canada and Southern Company’s Kemper County project in the US are nearing operation.
The Global Status of CCS: February 2014 report was released in Brussels by the Global CCS Institute. The institute says CCS must be introduced globally to meet global 2°C warming targets.
These are significant, the institute says, as they will show CCS operating at commercial scale in the power sector. Meanwhile, the Middle East has the world’s first large-scale CCS project in the iron and steel sector moving into construction, while China has doubled the number of large-scale CCS projects in the pipeline to 12 since 2011.
The report shows steady progress for CCS worldwide, but there has been a significant slowdown in Europe, where four CCS projects have been cancelled or put on hold.
The report found that:
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