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.