CCS in Southern Africa (2010)

Final report now available: CCS in Southern Africa. An assessment of the rationale, possibilities and capacity needs to enable CO2 capture and storage in Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia.

This project aims to raise awareness of CCS, and increase the technical and regulatory capacity regarding CCS in the Southern African countries of Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia by organising three workshops in the countries. The workshops took place in April 2010.

Follow-up activities could include conducting ‘quick scans' to assess the potential for geological storage of CO2 in the participating countries and setting up a regional Southern Africa CCS knowledge network.

The activities of the project will be coordinated by the Energy Centre of the Netherlands, supported by local experts from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, EECG Consultants in Botswana, the Namibia Desert Research Foundation and the South African National Energy Research Institute.   

The project has been co-funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI), Australia.