CCP completed its programme in 2022 and is no longer in operation. The site is planned to remain open and maintained until 2026 to enable access to information, but it will not be updated.

How CCP worked

CCP (CO₂ Capture Project) grew out of the September 1999 BP / International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Program / US Department of Energy informational meeting ‘CO₂ Capture and Geologic Sequestration: Progress through Partnership’. At the beginning of 2000, the CCP started as a three-year development program with the goal of bringing candidate technologies to pilot plant or demonstration stage. The program rapidly grew to a $90+ million long-term project funded mainly by the participant companies (70%) with further support from governments. At CCP’s conclusion, the program had successfully completed four phases.

Working in partnership

Since its inception, CCP participants undertook more than 150 projects to increase understanding of the science, engineering, application and economics of CCS with research institutions, universities and commercial organizations. In addition, member organizations contributed the results of proprietary research as well as data obtained from existing CO₂ capture and geological injection and storage operations and demonstrations. This was shared with the wider academic and industrial community through technical conferences and publications.

CCP structure

CCP activities were carried out through the close co-operation and shared decision-making of four teams of technical advisors: Capture, SMV (Storage, Monitoring and Verification), Policy and Incentives, and Communications. These teams were composed of technologists and global experts from CCP member companies and external organizations that investigated advances, monitored development of technologies and policies, looked for ways to integrate best technology advances from the program, and presented results at technology forums and industry and academic conferences.

The program was led by and operated through an Executive Board composed of representatives from each full member organization. This Executive Board selected from the many opportunities for technology improvements and funded those developments. An Advisory Board, composed of experts from academia, consulting organizations and other independent bodies, also reviewed and recommended changes to the program and potential new areas for exploration on a regular basis.

A commitment to all stakeholders

The members of the CCP believed that the challenges associated with addressing global climate change required solutions that are economically and socially acceptable to stakeholders such as industry, government, NGOs and consumer groups. The CCP therefore kept these groups regularly informed of key project updates.

Participating Organizations

Industry (CCP Phase 4)

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BP logo

Chevron logo

petrobras logo

Government Contributors

DOE logo

U.S. Department of Energy

Norges forskningsrad logo

Norges forskningsråd

EU logo

European Union

Previous Industry Members

ENI logo

shell logo

Conoco logo

statoil logo

encana logo

Repsol logo

epri logo

suncor logo

eni – Member, Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three

Shell – Member, Phase One, Phase Two and Phase Three

ConocoPhillips – Member, Phase Two and Phase Three

StatoilHydro - Member, Phase One and Phase Two

EnCana - Member, Phase One

EPRI – Associate Member, Phase Two and Phase Three

Repsol - Associate Member, Phase One, Phase Two

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