South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage


Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project

The Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project (PCSP) is the first National andnInternational collaborative Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Research & Development project on the African Continent. The PCSP is a proof of concept for Carbon Capture & Storage in South Africa and is critical to addressing climate change. Read More...

CCS Study Tour to Canada

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre in conjunction with Sask Power hosted a delegation from SANEDI, UMkhanyakude Local House of Traditional Leaders, UMkhanyakude District Municipality, UMhlabuyalingana and Big5 Hlabisa Local Municipality. The visit was part of the CCS Study Tour which was aimed at exposing the stakeholders. Read More

 Pilot School Programme

SACCCS through its Stakeholder Engagement component has  established a Pilot School Programme (PSP) to conduct outreach activities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educators and Learners. The aim is to build understanding of Carbon Capture and Storage as one of the climate change mitigation measures as well as energy related topics. Read More...

Carbon Capture and Storage Technical Workshop 2020

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at CEF House in Sandton, Johannesburg. The theme of the workshop is, Accelerating CCS in South Africa. To register, please complete this FORM. For more information CLICK HERE



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Is carbon capture and storage still a feasible option for South Africa?

Carbon capture and storage is punted as one of the most effective ways of reducing carbon emissions, and South Africa has two perfect sites for this, in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. But progress seems to have stalled. Is this option still on the cards?

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that society is and will be dealing with in the future. Global carbon emissions have reached an all-time high and if not urgently addressed to reduce these emissions the world will continue to witness an increase in global temperatures.

The 2018 Special Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emphasised the need for collective global action to reduce carbon emissions to ensure that global temperatures do not exceed the safe zone of 1.5°C. Worst-case scenario, if temperatures do exceed this limit, is that continuous irrevocable impacts will continue to occur and this time we may not be so lucky in being proactive to prevent the impacts.

Written by Nomhle Ngwenya, she is a PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her research looks at the role of institutional frameworks in promoting green bonds to finance carbon capture and storage. The South African Centre of Carbon Capture and Storage (SACCCS) funded her Honours research which looked at stakeholder engagement of carbon capture and storage.

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