The South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage (SACCCS) is a division of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), a Schedule 3A State-Owned Entity of the Department of Energy. SACCCS is mandated by the Government to investigate the feasibility and undertake technical and human development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in South Africa.
CCS is one of the eight Near-Term Flagship Programmes in the National Climate Change Response Strategy White Paper released by the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2011. The CCS Roadmap was endorsed by the South African Cabinet in 2012.
To be the leading authority for all CCS related activities in South Africa.
To prepare and promote the construction and operation of a safe and reliable Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Plant in South Africa by developing in-country human and technical Capacity.
- Implementing work programmes to enable the design and implementation and operation of a CCS Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project;
- Engaging with Stakeholders to promote alignment of SACCCS strategy and objectives; establishing new, and leveraging existing international linkages to advance the work and activities of SACCCS;
- Raising funds for the SACCCS and later, for more commercially oriented CCS activities (test injection and demonstration plant;
Develop understanding of CCS, key concepts, subsurface storage and key issues;
Place CCS in the context of South African climate change mitigation, energy/coal production and use amongst others; and
Outline the benefits and potential risks of demonstration and deployment of the CCS technology in South Africa.