The Publications library highlights trusted, unbiased, and authoritative CCS resources and recommendations from national government sources.
Featured CSLF Publications
Open letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on CCS
In this letter to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Ernest Moniz, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, and Khalid A. Al Falih, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, on behalf of the CSLF, discuss the importance of CCS as a technology pathway to deliver national climate targets. View letter.
White Paper on CCS in the Industrial Sector
This paper was prepared for the June 2016 Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Ministerial. Twenty countries plus the European Union have joined Mission Innovation (MI) to date and pledged to double clean energy R&D funding in 5 years. 16 of the 21 MI members listed CCS as a core technology within their individual baseline plans (source: Mission Innovation Country Book). View white paper.
What role for CCS following COP21?
Presented by Philippe Benoit, Head of the Energy Environment Division at the International Energy Agency, at a CSLF Workshop held in association with the Carbon Capture and Storage Association on 29 June 2016. View presentation.
2015 CSLF Ministerial Communiqué
In this communiqué, issued at the 6th CSLF Ministerial Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ministers underscore the importance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to global climate change mitigation efforts. They note that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report acknowledges that without CCS the costs of climate change mitigation would increase by 138% and that without CCS, limiting the global rise in temperature to less than 2°C may not be possible. View communiqué.
CSLF Technology Roadmap 2013
This roadmap describes possible routes to future CO2 capture, transport, and storage needs. The Roadmap indicates areas in which the CSLF can add value through international collaborative effort. View roadmap.
Featured Network Publications
National Risk Assessment Partnership Phase I Tools
The National Risk Assessment Partnership Phase I Tools are intended to help address leakage and induced seismicity risks associated with geologic carbon storage (GCS). These tools are designed to foster robust, objective, and science-based communication and decision making with respect to large-scale application of GCS and accelerate the adoption of GCS technologies. View tools.
Feasibility study for full-scale CCS in Norway
Published by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, this study aims to identify at least one technically feasible CCS chain (capture, transport and storage) with corresponding cost estimates. This study finds that a flexible CCS chain is feasible that makes use of CO2 transport by ship from multiple sources to a single storage hub. View document.
Declaration of Intent on Action 9 - Carbon Capture Storage and Utilisation
This Declaration represents the first step in the process of implementing Action 9 of the European Union's (EU's) SET-Plan dedicated to renewing efforts to demonstrate carbon capture and storage in the EU and developing sustainable solutions for carbon capture and use. View document.
Global Status of CCS 2016
This report by the Global CCS Institute details the recent milestones reached by individual carbon capture facilities, advances in technology, and the government policy challenges facing the industry. View report.
20 Years of Carbon Capture and Storage - Accelerating Future Deployment
This 2016 International Energy Agency report reviews progress in the past 20 years of CCS, since the start of the Sleipner CCS Project in Norway. It also examines the role of CCS in achieving 2°C targets, considers the implications for climate change if CCS was not a part of the response, and examines opportunities to accelerate future deployment of CCS to meet the climate goals set in the Paris Agreement. View report.
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Meeting and Workshop Publications
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CSLF Background Documents
- CSLF Charter
- CSLF Terms of Reference
- CSLF Technology Roadmap (revised 2013) (pdf 6.4 MB)
- CSLF Strategic Plan (October 2011 revision) (pdf 526 KB)
- CSLF Projects (pdf 672 KB)
- CSLF Project Submission Form and Gaps Analysis Checklist (doc 1 MB)
- PIRT Terms of Reference (pdf 103 KB)
Task Force Final Reports
Task Force on Supporting Development of 2nd and 3rd Generation Carbon Capture Technologies
- Final Report (December 2015) (pdf 1.46 MB)
Task Force on Technical Barriers and R&D Opportunities for Offshore, Sub-Seabed Storage of CO2
- Final Report (September 2015) (pdf 3.46 MB)
Task Force on Reviewing Best Practices and Standards for Geologic Monitoring and Storage of CO2 2013
Task Force on CCS Technology Opportunities and Gaps
- Final Report (October 2013) (pdf 8.84 MB)
Task Force on Technical Challenges of Conversion of CO2-EOR Projects to CO2 Storage Projects
- Final Report (September 2013) (pdf 948 KB)
Task Force on Utilization Options of CO2
Task Force to Examine Risk Assessment Standards and Procedures
Task Force for Review and Identification of Standards for CO2 Storage Capacity Estimation
- Phase I Final Report (August 2005) (pdf 330 KB)
- Phase II Final Report (June 2007) (pdf 776 KB)
- Phase III Final Report (April 2008) (pdf 236 KB)
Task Force for Identifying Gaps in Monitoring and Verification of Geologic CO2 Storage
- Final Report (November 2006) (pdf 162 KB)
Task Force for Identifying Gaps in CO2 Capture and Transport
- Final Report (November 2006) (pdf 74 KB)
Strategic Plan Implementation Reports (SPIRs)
- September 2012 SPIR (pdf 733 KB)
- September 2011 SPIR (pdf 1.65 MB)
- February 2011 SPIR (pdf 2.05 MB)
- April 2010 SPIR (pdf 1.22 MB)
- January 2010 SPIR (pdf 163 KB)
- April 2009 SPIR (pdf 101 KB)
- January 2009 SPIR (pdf 179KB)
- October 2008 SPIR (pdf 141 KB)
- July 2008 SPIR (pdf 131 KB)
- March 2008 SPIR (pdf 168 KB)
- January 2008 SPIR (pdf 132 KB)
- October 2007 SPIR (pdf 132 KB)
- July 2007 Report
Letter from Policy Group Chair (pdf 47 KB)
July 2007 SPIR (pdf 136 KB)
- February 2007 Report
Letter from Policy Group Chair (pdf 207 KB)
Legal Issues Task Force Report (pdf 25 KB)
Letter from Capacity Building Task Force Chair (pdf 11 KB)
Letter from Financial Issues Task Force Chair (pdf 12 KB)
Report from Projects Interaction and Review Team (PIRT) (pdf 26 KB)
Storage Capacity Estimation Task Force Report (pdf 26 KB)
Report from Secretariat (pdf 23 KB)
Report from Stakeholders (pdf 24 KB)
- December 2006 Report
Letter from Policy Group Chair (pdf 350 KB)
Note by Secretariat on the SPIR Systems (pdf 12 KB)
Report from Task Force on Capacity Building in Emerging Economies (pdf 20 KB)
Report from Task Force on Legal Issues (pdf 24 KB)
Report from Projects Interaction and Review Team (PIRT) (pdf 34 KB)
Report from Task Force to Identify Gaps in CO2 Capture and Transport (pdf 27 KB)
Report from Task Force to Review and Identify Standards for CO2 Storage Capacity Measurement (pdf 12 KB)
Report from Stakeholders (pdf 26 KB)
Report from CSLF Secretariat (pdf 30 KB)