NOAH report 2010


Information about Carbon Capture and Storage - CCS

NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark's report on CCS (2010)


In 2010 NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark produced a report that attempted to evaluate what net CO2 reductions could be obtained by CCS from 2010 to 2050.  

The report was based on the IEA World Energy Outlook / Blue Map Scenario, which had a reduction path that would result in 50% CO2 reduction by 2050 compared to 2005 Source: IEA CCS Roadmap (2009)

The novelty of NOAH's report was (and is) that it tries to estimate how large reductions in CO2 emissions, CCS can lead to over time and for all the major point sources (coal plants) that the IEA WEO / Blue Map Scenario assumed would be equipped with CCS.

It is not about the climate impacts from CCS installed at one single plant. - the usual perspective in the large number of reports from the industry as well as from academia and international organisations like IEA and IPCC.


The main findings of the report were these:

- In a scenario where CO2 emissions are halved from 2010 to 2050, more than 350 billion tons of CO2, or about 90% of CO2 emissions from coal-fired plants will be emitted to the atmosphere.  

- The net storage will only be about 45 billion tons of CO2, or 10% by 2050.

- During the first 20 years only about 7 out of 220 Gt CO2 avoid being emitted to the atmosphere. It is roughly 3%.

Read the report here:

An assessment of cumulative CO2 reductions from carbon capture and storage at coal fuelled plants in a carbon constrained world


Additional material here:

CCS is Not a Bridging Technology