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One of the key barriers to wide scale application of CCS is cost. IEAGHG has been part of a steering committee that has helped to organise a series of two-day workshops on costs of CCS. The workshops have covered issues such as CCS costing methods and metrics, costs of CO2 capture for power generation, costs of demonstration plants, estimating costs of novel capture technologies, costs of capture in industries other than power generation and costs of CO2 transport and storage. The workshops are attended by about 40-50 invited experts working on CCS cost estimation.

Following an action from the first workshop, members of the workshop steering committee produced a White Paper entitled “Toward a Common Method of Cost Estimation for CCS at Fossil Fuel Power Plants” which has been published by IEAGHG and other organisations represented on the steering committee. This report (IEAGHG report 2013/TR2) can be downloaded from this website.

Building on that earlier work, a further White Paper has now been published that draws up a set of CCS costing guidelines in three areas where further guidelines and better practices are needed. Published as IEAGHG Technical Review 2021-TR05, the work marks a collaboration between workers at several renowned organisations and research institutes. The three areas covered in the White Paper: Towards improved guidelines for cost evaluation of carbon capture and storage are: 

•    Towards improved cost guidelines for advanced low-carbon technologies; 
•    Towards improved cost evaluation of carbon capture and storage from industry; 
•    Toward improved guidelines for uncertainty analysis of carbon capture and storage techno-economic studies. 

Future workshops will be organised under the auspices of this IEAGHG CCS Cost Network. 

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