3.7 Conclusion

The results of Report One indicate that the G8 objective of launching 20 large scale CCS demonstration projects by 2010 could arguably be met if launched is considered to mean the start of the Identify stage of the project lifecycle. From the survey, 62 active or planned, commercial scale, integrated CCS projects have been identified. However, a project’s journey from the Identify to Operate stages will encounter many challenges.

The geographic spread of these is centred around the USA, Europe, Canada and Australia. There are nine CCS projects that are active or planned in the developing world which is encouraging. However, for CCS to be an effective mitigant to global climate change, significantly more projects need to be identified in developing countries.