How Legacy Data Can Open New Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage in South Africa
10 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2019 Last revised: 27 Oct 2020
The process of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been practiced since the mid 1970’s within the hydrocarbon industry. Since the early 2000’s, South Africa, Africa’s largest producer of CO2, has carried out various studies to ascertain whether it has the potential for safe CCS. A series of storage site assessments and investigations with governmental collaborations have been undertaken. A Pilot Carbon Storage Project (PCSP) is currently underway, led by the South African National Energy Development Institute with support from the World Bank CCS Trust Fund, and in collaboration with its research partners, the Council for Geoscience, Petroleum Agency SA and Battelle. The aim of the PCSP is to transport, monitor and safely store between 10 000 to 50 000t of CO2.
Keywords: Site characterisation and selection, GHGT-14
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