Carbon capture and storage new ISO work item proposal

Issue 28 – June 2011

Standards New Zealand is consulting with stakeholders about a potential new area of work for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on carbon capture and storage. If approved, the scope for the work would include standardisation of materials, equipment, environmental planning and management, risk management, quantification and verification, and related activities in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

It is envisaged that the programme of work will involve the development of Standards covering at least each of the major topics in CCS; namely capture, transport, storage, risk management, and quantification and verification. It is anticipated that subgroups would be formed to address Standard(s) in each of the topic areas.

Standards New Zealand is consulting with key stakeholders to form the New Zealand view about whether the project should go ahead at ISO. For more information, or to provide any comments on this proposal, please email isoadmin@standards.co.nz by 15 July 2011.

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