CCP - FAQs - Who We Are
What is the CCP? Which companies/organizations are behind its work?
The CCP is a collaborative partnership of the world’s leading energy companies that initiates and supports cutting edge research to advance understanding of the science, engineering, policy and economics of CO2 capture and geological storage.
Current member companies are: BP, Chevron, Petrobras and Suncor. Previous member companies and funding organisations included: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Eni, Petrobras, Shell, Statoil Hydro, Suncor, the European Union, the Norwegian Research Council and the US Department of Energy. Associate members included the Electric Power Research Institute and Repsol/YPF.
What was the background to the project?
The CCP, led by BP, 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’.
When did the project begin its work? How has it changed over time?
In 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 project rapidly grew to a $75million long-term project funded mainly by the new participant companies (70%) with further support from governments. The program is now in its fourth phase, due to complete in 2018.
Phase 1 of the project ran from 2000-2004, Phase 2 covered 2004-2009 and Phase 3 concluded in 2014.
Are there other similar projects? What are they? Where can I find more information?
The CCP is the only CCS collaboration which is founded on the technical, industrial and operational expertise of many of the world’s leading oil and gas companies. There are, however, many other CCS-focused projects investigating CCS technology, demonstration projects and policy/regulation development. Click here to go to our Media and Resources page for a list of related projects.