Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) has great potential to support clean energy transitions in ASEAN countries. In Southeast Asia, CCUS can tackle emissions from the region’s young power and industrial assets, while simultaneously contributing to economic development and energy security objectives. CCUS is also one of the few scalable solutions available for decarbonising heavy industries like cement and steel, and its deployment could unlock new economic opportunities in the region associated with the production of low-emission hydrogen and ammonia.
Regional interest in CCUS has been growing in line with international trends. Worldwide, around 40 commercial facilities are in operation applying CCUS to industrial processes, fuel transformation and power generation. Since January 2022, project developers have announced ambitions for around 50 new capture facilities to be operating by 2030, capturing around 125 Mt CO2 per year.
The geographic distribution of CO2 capture projects in development is diversifying, with projects now being developed in more than 45 countries. Although no commercial CCUS projects are currently operating in the region, over a dozen projects are in various stages of development across different member states. In Indonesia, where a majority of the projects are planned, the Tangguh CCUS Project in Papua Barat Province marked the first pilot project in the region, and the government continues to make progress in establishing the legal and regulatory frameworks for CCUS. Similar efforts are now being made in Malaysia and Thailand.
In light of this progress and growing need to increase deployments in the region, the IEA hosted a joint workshop with the Ministry of Energy, Mineral Resource Republic of Indonesia, in collaboration with the ASEAN Centre for Energy, on 24 July 2023. The purpose of the workshop was to gather ASEAN stakeholders to identify specific opportunities for greater regional collaboration.
This side event summarises the key findings from the workshop.
Welcome and Overview
Scene-setting – Current status of global and regional CCUS deployment
Summary of key findings from 24 July workshop
Country spotlight – A regulator’s perspective on CCUS
Company spotlight - A developer's perspective of CCUS
Discussion and Q&A