Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Assessment Project

Active Project
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Assessment Project

Focus Areas: 

  • Energy Transition

This project will assess the future role for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in a portfolio of mitigation options as a basis for strategies to advance the CCS option. Researchers will update/improve the accuracy of models for the deployment of CCS and other competing/complementing options based on recent experience, literature and data (e.g., costs, storage, workforce/knowledge capacity and deployment barriers); use the MIT EPPA model to examine different long‑term scenarios to estimate the importance of factors influencing CCS deployment and its role in mitigating carbon emissions; identify developments that may be needed in the near term to improve the competitiveness of CCS options; and assess CCS issues across regions and applications such as gas, coal, bioenergy and industrial. 

Report for Phase I


Funding Sources

Project Leaders

Joint Program; MIT Energy Initiative
Administration, Faculty
MIT Energy Initiative; Joint Program