Development of a methodology to analyze the geographical distribution of CCS plants and ramp-up of CO2-flow over time
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Development of large scale CO2 transport systems will obviously depend on geographical distribution of CCS installations and CO2 volumes over time and their location relative to appropriate storage sites with sufficient injectivity. However, installation of CCS at any facility is likely to be based on company specific planning and company specific strategies with the risk that there will be a considerable geographical spread of such installations over time leading to several small scale and single source-sink transport systems which will be more costly, affect the surroundings more and potentially also lead to increased local opposition to CCS. Additionally, such a development is also likely to require longer overall lead times since each system will have to be treated individually by for instance permitting authorities. This paper presents a methodology to distribute capture installations and captured volumes geographically over time in order to identify, analyze and visualize potential problems related to large scale build-up of CCS installations within Europe.

Lead times

Geographical distribution

Company strategy



Jan Kjärstad

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Joel Goop

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Mikael Odenberger

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Filip Johnsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Energy Procedia: 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014; University of Texas at AustinAustin; United States; 5 October 2014 through 9 October 2014

1876-6102 (ISSN)

Vol. 63 6871-6877

Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics



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