This analysis identifies near-term capture and storage opportunities in the US, then designs and plans the regional transport infrastructure required to maximize CO2 abatement while minimizing cost and land use impact.
These findings are the result of collaborations with more than a dozen research institutions to plan and design regional infrastructure for economy-wide deployment of CO2 capture, transport, and storage. The economies of scale demonstrated by this study’s results show clear climate and economic benefits of long-term coordination and planning of CO2 transport infrastructure for midcentury decarbonization. GPI’s study revealed a wealth of opportunities for both capture and storage of CO2 throughout the US. The scale of CO2 storage required for the US to meet 21st century temperature targets can only be achieved through economy-wide retrofit of carbon capture equipment. As detailed in our whitepaper, planning the infrastructure necessary to achieve this will need to happen soon through regional, inter-state coordination and long term planning.