The Global Collaborations element includes ongoing partnerships with numerous international organizations to leverage United States (U.S.) expertise with other large-scale projects. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with the International Energy Association Greenhouse Gas Research and Development (R&D) Programme (IEAGHG), the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), and is engaged in a number of large-scale carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) demonstration projects around the world.
Working Relationships and Initiatives
Building global relationships and supporting these projects directly benefits U.S. efforts to develop technologies and tools to meet the strategic goals of the Carbon Storage Program. In addition, these collaborations provide a means to encourage exchanging lessons learned and knowledge sharing between industry and academia. This facilitates the adoption of appropriate technologies and trains personnel in the U.S. for future careers in the CCUS industry throughout the world.
Joint efforts by DOE and the U.S. Department of State established the CSLF to facilitate the development of improved cost-effective technologies related to carbon capture, transportation, and long-term storage. The CSLF also works to promote the implementation of these technologies internationally and determine the most appropriate political and regulatory framework needed to promote CCUS on a global scale. DOE continues to maintain a leadership role in the CSLF.
DOE is partnering with several international organizations operating throughout the world to advance research in CCUS. Examples of DOE-supported international CCUS projects include the Aquistore project in Canada, the Tomakomai project in Japan, and the Otway Basin project in Australia. The benefits of participating in these projects range from opportunities to field test innovative technologies at commercial- and large-scale CCUS operations around the world to representing U.S. expertise on multinational CCUS investigative R&D teams. The NETL Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Database includes information on active, proposed, and historic CCS projects worldwide.
IEAGHG experts have endorsed the efforts of DOE’s large-scale CCUS projects as a successful approach to advance CCUS in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. The IEAGHG program is a multilateral organization that promotes energy security, economic development, and environmental protection throughout the world.