Cher lecteur, chère lectrice,

J'ai le plaisr de vous partager ce message reçu aujourd'hui. Il annonce la parution des résultats d'une importante étude européenne (à laquelle je n'ai pas participé).

The companies, scientists, academics and environmental NGOs that together make up the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) are pleased to present a ground-breaking 4-part report on the costs of CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) based on new data provided exclusively by ZEP member organisations on existing CCS pilot and planned demonstration projects.

Following two years of work, and with the involvement of over 100 experts, ZEP's CCS Costs Reports conclude that following the European Union’s CCS demonstration programme, CCS will be cost-competitive with other sources of low-carbon power, including on-/offshore wind, solar power and nuclear post-demonstration in the EU in the early 2020s.

As publicly available cost data is scarce, ZEP members provided their own in-house data in order to establish a reference point for the costs of CCS based on a “snapshot” in time (all investment costs are referenced to the second quarter of 2009). The aim: to estimate the costs of complete CCS value chains – i.e. the capture, transport and storage of CO2 – for new-build coal- and gas-fired power plants, located at a generic site in Northern Europe in the early 2020s. This is described in three reports on CO2 capture, CO2 transport and CO2 storage respectively, with resulting integrated CCS value chains presented in a summary report.

You can download the reports using the links below:

  1. Summary Cost Report
  2. CO2 Capture Cost report
  3. CO2 Transport Cost report
  4. CO2 Storage Cost report