Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS)

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is part of a broad package of solutions needed to achieve net zero emissions. It is vital for the decarbonization of heavy industries like steel, cement, refineries and chemical complexes. OGCI is working with industry, governments, NGOs and other investors to help create a CCUS industry at scale.

What OGCI is doing with CCUS

OGCI’s 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 KickStarter Hubs

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, sage and environmentally responsible CCUS industry
  • Facilitate the decarbonization of multiple industrial sectors
  • Enable multiple low-carbon industrial hubs

Hub 1: Net Zero Teesside, UK

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Potential emitters

  • Biomass power
  • Gas power
  • Fertilizers
  • Petro-chemicals
  • Hydrogen

Status

FEED planned for late 2020

OGCI’s role

  • Develop anchor project with collective pipeline and storage
  • Work with UK government on policies
  • Engage with other emitters
  • Share knowledge with other hubs

OGCI member company participation

BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total

Potential impact by 2030

Over 6 mtCO2 per year

Hub 2: Northern Lights, Norway

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Potential emitters

  • Cement
  • Waste incineration
  • Hydrogen
  • Biomass
  • Steel plants across Europe

Status

In FEED; final investment decision in 2020

OGCI’s role

  • Member companies responsible for transport and storage operations
  • Convene governments and industries interested in leveraging CCUS
  • Share knowledge with other hubs

OGCI member company participation

Equinor, Shell, Total

Potential impact by 2030

5 mtCO2 per year

Hub 3: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Potential emitters

  • Refineries
  • Hydrogen production
  • CO2 imports from northern Europe

Status

Porthos final investment decision expected in 2021

OGCI’s role

  • Member companies develop capture options
  • Provide storage expertise to Porthos
  • Engage with other emitters
  • Share knowledge with other hubs

OGCI member company participation

Shell, ExxonMobil, BP

Potential impact by 2030

10 mtCO2 per year

Hub 4: Xinjiang, China

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Potential emitters

  • Cement
  • Chemicals
  • Power

Status

In identification phase

OGCI’s role

  • CNPC to invest in transport and carbon capture and storage infrastructure
  • Work with Chinese ministries on policies
  • Support R&D on storage and EOR
  • Convene and cooperate with other emitters
  • Share knowledge with other hubs

OGCI member company participation

CNPC

Potential impact by 2030

Over 3 mtCO2 per year

Hub 5: Gulf of Mexico, USA

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Potential emitters

  • Power plants
  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Fertilizers
  • Hydrogen

Status

In identification phase

OGCI’s role

  • Convene and engage with industrial and governmental stakeholders
  • Help identify commercialization pathways and action plans
  • Identify investment opportunities
  • Work on policies and regulations
  • Share knowledge with other hubs

OGCI member company participation

Occidental, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, Repsol, Total

Total CO2 emissions

Over 200 mtCO2 per year across 2-3 defined hubs in Texas and Louisiana

What OGCI member companies are doing to accelerate CCUS

Shell – The lessons of Quest

Shell’s CCUS facility in Alberta, Canada has captured and safely stored over 4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Occidental – Getting to carbon neutrality

“We cannot achieve global climate targets on carbon neutrality without large-scale implementation of CCUS,” says Occidental’s CEO, Vicki Hollub.

What OGCI Climate Investments is 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.

Svante

Svante aims to halve the cost of carbon capture through its breakthrough scalable technology

Solidia Technologies

Solidia has developed patented systems for producing lower-emissions cement and concrete cured with carbon dioxide rather than water

Econic

Econic uses pioneering catalyst technology to incorporate carbon dioxide as a raw material into polyols

Net Zero Teesside

Net Zero Teesside is a CCUS project, located in the North East of England, which aims to deliver the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster.

Wabash Valley Resources

Wabash Valley Resources are developing a project that will capture and sequester 1.5-1.75 million tons of CO2 annually from their co-located ammonia plant, to create the world’s first ammonia produced with near zero carbon footprint.

Elk Hills Carbon LLC

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

2019 OGCI Report

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