Natural Gas with CCS Projects

The projects below illustrate the range of development of natural gas with CCS technology that exist mainly in Western Europe.  This is not a comprehensive list of worldwide NGCC with CCS projects; a more complete list can be found on MIT’s Energy Initiative website.




1.  Naturkraft Kårstø,  Norway

  •  The aim of this project is to test full-scale carbon capture using current technology (i.e. amine based post-combustion solution). The project aims to contribute to the global deployment of CCS technologies at affordable prices.
  • Kårstø will be one of the world's largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities. The planned facility will capture approximately 3,000 tons of CO2 from flue gas emitted from an existing 420 MW gas fired power generation plant in Kårstø, which is located on Norway's southwest coast.
  • The project will capture approximately 85% of its CO₂ and either sequester it in a seabed or use the carbon dioxide for EOR. Commissioning for the project is set to start in 2011-2012.


2. Mongstad, Norway

  • As the first stage of the agreement, a partnership was established in June 2007 for the European Carbon Dioxide Test Centre Mongstad (TCM). The partnership consists of Statoil, Shell, Sasol and Gassnova SF.
  • This project will test Aker Clean Carbon's amine-based CO₂ capture; and Alstom's chilled ammonia-based technology The carbon dioxide will be sequestrated in saline formation. 3D seismic is to be collected in 2010. A drilling of a verification well is planned for 2011.
  • This project is being developed in two stages in order to reduce financial risk.  Phase 1 consists of the start-up of the cogeneration facility and pilot plant (2012) and  capturing at least 80,000 tonnes of CO2 using chilled ammonia and 20,000 tonnes of CO2 with amine technology.
  • Phase 2: Phase 2 will fully capture all the 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. Phase 2 is awaiting Norway's Government funding decision (after 2014). The Government now refers to the uncertainty associated with health effects of amines as a background for the delay.



3. Petershead, Scotland:

  • The proposed project will design and develop a full chain, post-combustion CCS facility which will be capable of capturing the CO2 from one 385 MW combined cycle gas turbine unit at Peterhead Power Station. This project is just submitted an initial funding proposal to the UK CCS competition.


The Clean Air Task Force- Fossil Transition Project is working to:

  • Reduce the climate impact of coal-based energy
  • Publicly advocate for the widespread use of CCS
  • Ensure that federal policy demands carbon reductions and advances rapid deployment of CCS
  • Promote collaboration of CCS projects between the US and China
  • Support projects in the US that utilize advanced CCS technologies
  • Communicate the importance of CCS to the public
  • Proving out in a commercial scale CCS technologies such as UCG and EOR
  • Identify RD&D needs and opportunities for the CCS industry