3.1 Introduction

The objective of Foundation Report One: Status of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Globally is to provide a single source of information on CCS projects world wide as at 31 March 2009. The scope of this study was to develop a report detailing:

  • the most comprehensive status of global CCS projects (across CO2 capture technologies, transport and storage options);
  • the most contemporary status of CCS project activities including those that are cancelled, delayed, planned or active;
  • the categorisation of projects across key regions; and
  • a consistent and transparent set of metrics to enable comparisons between projects and across a range of large stationary emission sources.