As the source of around three‐quarters of greenhouse gas emissions today, the energy sector holds the key to averting the worse effects of climate change. Transitioning the global energy sector to net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 will require a complete transformation of how we produce, transport and consume energy - underpinned by an unprecedented deployment of clean technologies including carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). CCUS technologies will play a critical role in supporting energy transitions globally and can contribute to emissions reductions across a range of sectors and applications, from power and heavy industry to low-carbon hydrogen production and carbon removal. In the IEA Net Zero 2050 Roadmap, CCUS deployment scales from around 40 MtCO2/year capture today to more than 1.6 GtCO2/year by 2030 and 7.6 GtCO2 by 2050.
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has identified CCUS as a key technology to support Nigeria’s energy transition and climate targets. CCUS can underpin a long-term role for natural gas in meeting Nigeria’s economic development and energy security goals. CCUS can also support the decarbonisation of Nigeria’s industrial sector along with opening new domestic markets and export opportunities for Nigeria’s gas resources, including through low-carbon hydrogen production.
Recognising the strategic value of CCUS in Nigeria, the IEA is working with the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria (OVP) to build CCUS capacity and identify near-term needs and opportunities for CCUS development and deployment consistent with the country’s energy transition. This joint workshop will bring together Nigerian and international experts to identify and discuss key opportunities, barriers, and needs for CCUS in Nigeria.