South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage

 



PCSP

The SACCCS Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project (PCSP) is the third milestone in the South African CCS Roadmap. The PCSP involves the injection, storage and monitoring of 10,000 – 50,000t Carbon Dioxide in South African conditions with the primary aims of:

  • The SACCCS Pilot Carbon Dioxide Storage Project (PCSP) is the third milestone in the South African CCS Roadmap. The PCSP involves the injection, storage and monitoring of 10,000 – 50,000t Carbon Dioxidein South African conditions with the primary aims of:
  • Demonstrating safe and secure Carbon Dioxide handling, injection, storage and monitoring in South African conditions, in particular South African geology;
  • Increasing the South African human and technical capacity for the development and operation of Carbon Dioxide handling, injection, storage and monitoring;
  • Raising awareness of the potential importance of CCS to the South African public; and
  • Working with government to ensure that the development and operation of the PCSP can occur within the South African legal and regulatory environment.

In support of the aims of the PCSP, SACCCS is investigating the Zululand Basin in KwaZulu-Natal and the Algoa Basin in the Eastern Cape as possible areas to site the PCSP. Before a site can be confirmed for the PCSP however, further geological exploration is required to establish the geological suitability of the regions of interest. Only if this exploration is successful and an appropriate site is identified, will SACCCS proceed with the development of the PCSP. The PCSP is supported by the SACCCS members as well as the South African Department of Energy and the World Bank.