Storage capacity: "The status of data availability and evaluation of CO2 storage potential varies significantly around the world and is potentially a major constraint on rapid widespread CCS deployment. A concerted effort will be required to identify source and potential storage regions before pipeline networks can be identified. This work should have a long‐term perspective that takes into account expansion from demonstration to commercialisation. Several countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States, as well as the European Union) have started to map storage potential and create storage capacity databases in order to align CO2 sources and storage sites. Through the North Sea Basin Task Force, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom are working together to evaluate their sub‐seabed storage potential and undertake source‐sink analysis.
Canada, Mexico and the United States are collaborating to produce a North American Carbon Storage Atlas of major CO2 sources, potential storage reservoirs and storage estimates in all three countries, based on compatible mapping and data‐sharing methodologies. The Atlas will be used to develop a comprehensive understanding of the potential for carbon capture and safe storage in North America.
The Global CCS Institute is collaborating with the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) to develop a global storage resource gap analysis. This analysis will alert policy makers to the scale, cost and timing of storage resource assessment tasks."