Skip to content Skip to navigation

CCS In CA

Field of red/orange poppies in front of coal plant stacks against blue sky.

Neurath Lignite, Germany. Photo by CapCom on Pixabay.

 

“An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions”, written jointly by the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage and the Energy Futures Initiative, provides policymakers with options for near-term actions to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) to meet California’s climate goals. This study analyzes key options, including a set of technologies and support infrastructure for Carbon Capture and Storage, that could enable some “quick wins,” as well as help meet mid-century sustainable development targets

2020 report launch announcement

 

Additional Files for Download


Folder containing all figures used in Chapter 1-5. Please use the following citation when using these figures: Energy Futures Initiative and Stanford University. “An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions.” October 2020. Questions regarding this download can be sent to StanfordSCCS@stanford.edu


This folder contains 8 shape files used in the study in Chapter 3 to develop the “Exclusion Zone”. A shape file is a vector map that uses polygons to represent geographical areas. On the ArcGIS platform, individual layers were combined (in Stage 2, chapter 3) to prepare one master image delineating areas to considered for storage and areas to be excluded. Please use the following citation when using the California Bounded Exclusion Layer shape file : Energy Futures Initiative and Stanford University. “An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions.” October 2020. Questions regarding this download can be sent to StanfordSCCS@stanford.edu


This excel sheet contains the technoeconomic analysis on the 76 industrial (51) and power (25) facilities in California selected for CCS retrofit in this study. Details on the technoecnomic analysis can be found in Chapter 3. Please use the following citation when using the analysis and models included in this file: Energy Futures Initiative and Stanford University. “An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions.” October 2020. Questions regarding this download can be sent to StanfordSCCS@stanford.edu


This folder contains instructions and 2 excel files used in the financial analysis in Chapter 3. Details on the financial model can also be found in Appendix 4. Please use the following citation when using the analysis and models included in this file: Energy Futures Initiative and Stanford University. “An Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions.” October 2020. Questions regarding this download can be sent to StanfordSCCS@stanford.edu


About the Energy Futures Initiative

The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) advances solutions to the climate crisis through building coalitions, thought leadership, and science-based analysis. Under the leadership of Ernest J. Moniz, EFI analysis is published and publicly available on our website: energyfuturesinitiative.org

About the Stanford Center for Carbon Storage

The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage uses a multidisciplinary approach to address critical questions related to flow physics, monitoring, geochemistry, and simulation of the transport and fate of CO2 stored in Geologic formations.

About Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy

Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology to policy and business. We disseminate research results and help the university develop energy-literate leaders as part of its educational mission