A preliminary estimation for CCS storage cost of Korea

Ji Whan Kim, Jung Hyun Choi

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Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects can be considered a promising alternative for stabilizing carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. There has been a lot of support from the Korean government to boost CCS projects, so that they may become commercialized. To conduct a CCS project, economic and geological considerations, as well as technical feasibility, are required. An excessively high cost prohibits CCS projects from being commercialized, even with the proper geological condition and technical feasibility. Therefore, it is essential to conduct an appropriate economic estimation analysis alongside the geological investigation and the technique development. The aim of this study is to estimate the storage costs of CCS projects, which are typically composed of capture, transport, and storage. Since cost estimation analyses have rarely been carried out in Korea, we have estimated the construction cost of the CCS storage by adopting assumptions made in the previous studies. To store 2.02 Mt for 20 years, 6.75–9.58 $/tCO2 is the estimated financial requirement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalGeosystem Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the International Collaborative Energy Technology R&D Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning <KETEP> and financial resources granted from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Republic of Korea [Grant No. 20102030200160].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 The Korean Society of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineers (KSMER).


  • CCS
  • CO storage
  • cost analysis
  • sequestration cost


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