CCS Africa - A CCS Capacity Building Effort in Africa

CCS-Africa aims to improve the level of knowledge, capacity and awareness of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in Africa

The initiative includes projects that aim to share CCS-related technical, geological, economic and policy knowledge and experience from the European (and other relevant country’s) context with African institutes, and adapt it to the specific local circumstances.

CCS-Africa is an ongoing initiative coordinated by the Energy Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). With the help of overseas partners, workshops are organized in African countries which are attended by international CCS experts, stakeholder representatives from national and local governments, the private sector, as well as members of research and academic institutions.


  • 5 August 2010
    CCS in Southern Africa report now available
    A final report documenting the series of CCS capacity building workshops that took place in Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia in March 2010 is now available to download.
  • 29 April 2010
    Workshop presentations now available
    All presentations held during the CCS capacity building workshops in Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia are now available for download. 
  • 3rd February 2010
    New Project: CCS in Southern Africa: In November 2009, funding was granted for the second CCS-Africa project to be coordinated by the Energy Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). The project will focus on raising awareness and facilitate capacity building for CCS in the Southern African countries of Botswana, Namibia  and Mozambique. For further details please see the project website or click here.