REPORT: Closing the Gap – A Global Perspective



Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC)
Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering
The British University in Egypt (BUE)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Energy Research and Innovation Newfoundland and Labrador (ERI NL)
Alberta Innovates
National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Innovation (RCGI)
Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS)
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

Closing the Gap: A Global Perspective

November 2022

This report identifies global priorities across traditional hydrocarbon basins, to effect rapid deployment of net zero technologies, and proposed actions for international collaboration to address them.

Led by the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), analysis was conducted by twelve research and technology organisations (RTOs) – including IDRIC – across eight countries, to identify common technology innovation challenges in blue and green hydrogen, offshore wind, oil and gas electrification, digital transformation technologies, and carbon capture and storage.

The report prioritises five international collaboration actions to accelerate technology innovation and deployment internationally and achieve net zero as quickly, efficiently and affordably as possible.