CCUS hubs aim to accelerate industrial decarbonization by creating infrastructure to transport and store multiple sources of CO2 at scale, and in a safe, permanent and environmentally responsible way.
The CCUS Hub is designed to support policy-makers, potential hub developers and emitters interested in setting up a CCUS hub by sharing learnings from the most advanced hubs and identifying new ones.
This platform was created by OGCI and draws on the knowledge and support of many partners. We hope that it will become a place for everyone involved in setting up CCUS hubs to meet, learn and share knowledge.
The CCUS Hub Search is an interactive map tool, developed by BCG and OGCI. It identifies 279 potential CCUS hubs in 56 countries. It matches clusters of CO2 sources from a range of emitting industries with possible storage locations. It defines possible and optimal hub areas, based on estimates of cost per tonne. The tool is designed as a starting point for political decision-makers, industrial emitters and potential hub developers who want an overview of the potential viable CCUS hubs in their country, region or sector.
The Playbook content was researched and written by an independent consultant, Valence Solutions, commissioned by OGCI. It was based on in-depth interviews with hub developers, transport & storage operators, regulators and emitters in the more advanced hubs supported by OGCI as part of its KickStarter initiative. This content is structured as a detailed Q&A and can be downloaded in whole or part as a pdf.
Hubs in Action: profiles of CCUS hubs currently in development, with a description and key information on participants, storage capacity and type, as well as planned starting dates. OGCI member companies are now actively involved in around 25 emerging hubs and there are over 40 hubs globally in planning or in the works. If there’s a hub you want to see profiled, let us know!
The CCUS Hub’s activities will be shaped by an Advisory Board currently comprising:
The content on the website and in the CCUS Hub Playbook is based on a series of in-depth interviews with pioneering hub practitioners – in government and industry – focusing on the hubs OGCI member companies were involved in through the CCUS KickStarter initiative launched in 2019. The interviews were conducted by Valence Solutions, who wrote the analysis, drawing also on findings from their Alliance of Champions initiative supported by OGCI, Shell and BHP. This aimed to identify the barriers and enablers to CCUS and create champions to accelerate its deployment.
OGCI member companies are now actively involved in over 20 emerging hubs and there are at least 40 hubs globally in planning or in the works. As these hubs come into reality they are evolving fast.
Industries from cement, steel, waste-to-energy, paper, power, chemicals and fertilisers are actively working to develop carbon capture facilities; several hubs include a specific focus on hydrogen as both an emitter and a supplier of decarbonized fuel to other industries in the hub; and several are also embracing carbon removals, through incorporating direct air capture facilities, alongside BECCS and energy-to-waste facilities.