Removing carbon dioxide (CCUS) 

The world will need to store many gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year as part of a broad package of solutions to get to net zero emissionsOGCI is working with industry, governments and other investors to scale up carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS). We are also exploring the role OGCI can play in enhancing natural climate solutions. 

Understanding CO2 Storage

Professor Sally Benson, one of the world’s experts on CO2 storage, talks to OGCI about how it works and what makes it safe.

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How CCUS enables a net zero future

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Decarbonizing industries like steel, cement and
petrochemicals

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Providing low carbon gas power as a backup to renewables

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Kickstarting the hydrogen economy

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Creating the infrastructure for negative emissions

What OGCI is doing

CCUS is one of OGCI’s top priorities. We aim to facilitate the emergence of a commercially viable CCUS industry that can safely, permanently and responsibly store carbon dioxide on a gigatonne scale. 

Our KickStarter Initiative

OGCI launched CCUS KickStarter in 2019 to facilitate large-scale commercial investment in CCUS. It aims to enable multiple low-carbon industrial hubs. These hubs will capture carbon dioxide from several industrial sources within one region and bring economies of scale by sharing transport and storage infrastructure. Our aim is to create the market conditions for CCUS to play a significant role in decarbonizing industry.

Our efforts

  • Help 5 emerging hubs to reach operations, building on the work of many others
  • Identify new hubs in around 25 additional countries and help mature those that are viable
  • Engage with national and local governments, industrial emitters and, other investors
  • Invest in anchor projects to enable hubs
  • Share learnings proactively to accelerate progress

Our objectives

  • Help develop the necessary market conditions for CCUS
  • Facilitate large-scale commercial investment in CCUS
  • Bring economies of scale by sharing transport and storage infrastructure
  • Play our part in the emergence of a commercially viable, safe and environmentally responsible CCUS industry
  • Facilitate the decarbonization of multiple industrial sectors
  • Enable multiple low-carbon industrial hubs

OGCI’s CCUS KickStarter

Hubs with a defined CCUS concept

Hub 1

Net Zero Teesside, UK

Hub 2

Northern Lights/Longship, Norway

Hub 3

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hub 4

China North-West

High potential hubs under evaluation

Hub 5

Texas, USA

Hub 6

Louisiana, USA

Hub 7

Edmonton, Canada

Hub 8

Adriatic Blue, Italy

What OGCI member companies are doing to accelerate CCUS

OGCI Climate Investments invests in technologies and projects that capture store or use carbon dioxide in industrial processes and power generation.

What OGCI Climate Investments is doing to accelerate carbon capture

We invest in innovative capture technologies, utilization solutions and projects to scale up CCUS.

Svante

Svante aims to halve the capital cost of carbon capture  through its modular, scalable technology, while creating demand for carbon dioxide on a gigatonne scale by building a physical marketplace.

Solidia Technologies

Solidia is scaling its patented systems for producing lower-carbon cement and concrete cured with CO2 instead of water.  They can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and  concrete by up to 70%.  Solidia’s R&D focus includes expansion to the full range of precast and ready-mix applications.

Econic

Econic uses pioneering catalyst technology to incorporate carbon dioxide as a raw material into polyols, the basis of all polyurethanes. Econic is moving  towards adoption of this technology by existing polyol producers at full scale.

Net Zero Teesside

Net Zero Teeside (NZT) is a UK CCUS hub that aims to build the world’s first commercial abated gas power plant, while providing collective carbon transport & storage infrastructure. In October 2021, NZT and the wider East Coast Cluster was named by the UK Government as one of the UK’s first two CCUS clusters to be progressed towards deployment by the mid-2020s. CI worked to develop a commercially-viable concept, bringing in several OGCI member companies under the operational leadership of bp on the engineering design, and working with the UK government to attract support for CCUS industrial hubs. 

Wabash Valley Resources

A project to capture and store carbon dioxide from Wabash Valley Resources’ co-located ammonia plant. This is expected to be the largest carbon storage project to date in the USA and the first ammonia produced with a very low  carbon footprint.

Elk Hills Carbon LLC

Elk Hills Carbon is a CCUS project led by CRC, the largest oil and natural gas producer in California, which will capture CO2 from a natural gas power plant.

NextDecade

NextDecade, the developer of Rio Grande LNG, plans to capture and permanently store more than 5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year – over 90% of its emissions – making it one of North America’s largest US CCS projects in development.