Co-ordinate and promote the development of CCUS hubs and shared networks
CCUS hubs can spread infrastructure costs between emitters and generate economies of scale to reach emitters that are smaller-scale or further away from identified CO2 storage sites. Governments can have a key role in the development of hubs by:
- Co-ordinating hub development through competitive solicitations that encourage collaboration across multiple sectors (e.g. industrial emitters, power plants). Efforts are already underway in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
- Ensuring legal and regulatory frameworks are designed to account for shared infrastructure networks that allow for non-discriminatory open access and outline cost-sharing requirements.