CCP annual report highlights two decades of work

Aug 17 2020

The CCP (CO2 Capture Project) has published its 2019 Annual Report, which covers the activities of the organisation during the past year as well as looking back over the history of CCP.

The fourth and final phase of CCP began in late 2014 and has been extended to the end of 2021 to allow for completion of projects delayed by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Two decades of pioneering work by CCP will come to an end at that point - work which has helped prove the technical viability of CCUS in a range of applications and scales, from research to demonstrations, and built the foundations for commercial-scale deployment.

This final Annual Report reflects on some of the highlights of this history – as well as summarising key 2019 developments from each of the four CCP workstreams – Capture; Storage, Monitoring & Verification; Policy & Incentives; and Communications.

The year saw important work conducted to bring the remaining capture and storage projects to (or close to) completion. This included:

• Pilot testing of a piperazine solvent

• 3D printing of sorbent capture structures

• The testing of the final sealants in the Mont Terri underground laboratory project.

Although there will not be an annual report published in 2021, the final CCP results volume will be published during the course of that year and available for download. This will contain full details of all projects undertaken in Phase 4 of the CCP programme. CCP also plans to take part in the GHGT-15 conference in Abu Dhabi, now rescheduled to March 2021.

CCP Chairman, Tony Espie, commented, “This Annual Report reports on the work of our Technical teams during the last year and is also a fitting conclusion to the achievements of CCP over the last two decades. During that time, we have been proud to share the learnings and insights from our pioneering work with others in the world of CCS and emissions reduction technologies. We are most grateful to all who have supported and worked with us during that time and hope that they enjoy this latest update from CCP.”

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