Removing carbon dioxide 

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. We are also exploring the role OGCI can play in enhancing natural climate solutions. 

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

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.

Climate Investments – accelerating CCUS

We invest in solutions that reduce methane emissions during the production, delivery and usage of oil and gas.

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.