The Global Collaborations element includes ongoing partnerships with numerous international organizations to leverage U.S. expertise with other large-scale projects. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with the International Energy Association Greenhouse Gas Research and Development (R&D) Programme (IEAGHG), the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF), the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), and is also engaged in a number of large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects around the world.
Working Relationships and Initiatives
Building global relationships and supporting these projects directly benefits U.S. efforts to develop technologies and tools to meet the strategic goals of the Carbon Storage Program. In addition, these collaborations provide a means to encourage exchanging lessons learned and knowledge sharing between industry and academia. This facilitates the adoption of appropriate technologies and trains personnel in the United States for future careers in the CCS industry throughout the world.
Joint efforts by DOE and the U.S. Department of State established the CSLF to facilitate the development of improved cost-effective technologies related to carbon capture, transportation, and long-term storage. The CSLF also works to promote the implementation of these technologies internationally and determine the most appropriate political and regulatory framework needed to promote CCS on a global scale. DOE continues to maintain a leadership role in the CSLF.
DOE is partnering with several international organizations operating throughout the world to advance research in carbon storage. Examples of DOE-supported international CCS projects include the Aquistore project in Canada, the Tomakomai project in the Japan, and the Otway Basin project in Australia. The benefits of participating in these projects range from opportunities to field test innovative technologies at commercial- and large-scale CCS operations around the world to representing U.S. expertise on multinational CCS investigative R&D teams.
IEAGHG experts have endorsed the efforts of DOE’s RCSP Initiative and their large-scale projects as a successful approach to advance CCS in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The IEAGHG program is a multilateral organization that promotes energy security, economic development, and environmental protection throughout the world.
CERC facilitates joint research and development on clean energy technology through a collaboration of scientists and engineers from the United States and China. This initiative is funded equally by the United States and China and has broad participation from universities, research institutions, and industry. The advanced coal technology, including a CCS consortium, addresses technologies and practices for clean coal utilization and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).