The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) – a ministerial-level initiative focused on the development of improved, cost-effective technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS) – has recognized two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects led by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
The selected projects are the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) and the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) along with its second phase, Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact (CCSI2).
NRAP is a multi-lab partnership developing a defensible, science-based methodology and platform for quantifying risk at carbon storage sites to guide decision making and risk management. Those efforts resulted in development of the internationally used NRAP Toolset, which was released for download last fall.
CCSI – a partnership among national laboratories, industry, and academic institutions – developed and demonstrated an integrated suite of computational tools, called the CCSI Toolset, to support and accelerate the development, scale-up, and commercialization of carbon-capture technologies. CCSI2 will apply the advanced simulation tools developed by CCSI to accelerate the commercialization of carbon capture technologies.
Projects recognized by the CSLF portfolio gain increased visibility and prestige at the highest governmental level. In addition, the lessons learned from CSLF-recognized projects are key elements for knowledge sharing, which will ultimately help accelerate the deployment of CCS technologies.
The CSLF comprises 26 member governments (25 countries plus the European Commission)—representing more than 3.5 billion people worldwide. The selected DOE projects will become part of the portfolio of current and completed CSLF-recognized projects located throughout the world.