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As industries looks to decarbonize their operations, many companies are looking to store their carbon emissions underground. The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute assessed sedimentary basins around the world for their storage suitability, based on geological, energy, and infrastructure data.
Suitable Storage Regions of the World
Canada: The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is one of largest suitable basins around the world
United States: Between the Willison, Michigan, and Gulf Coast basins, the United States has the most prospective storage of any country
Australia: Australia has several offshore basins suitable for carbon storage
Southeast Asia: Countries like Malaysia and Indonesia could develop carbon sequestration hubs
The Far East: Nearly a quarter of the world’s potential storage exists in China, Japan and South Korea.
The good news for global emissions is that nations with suitable basins are generally near emission-intensive regions, including Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Russia and some parts of SE Asia.