CCS: New enthusiasm, old uncertainty, and the need for a Delivery Body

(Nov 08 2018) Ian Temperton from the UKERC Advisory Board critiques outputs from the CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce & Parliamentary Advisory Group on CCS.

Reducing US coal emissions through biomass and carbon capture would boost employment

(Nov 01 2018) BECCS approach would not only retain 40,000 jobs currently held as part of the coal industry but would create 22,000 new jobs in the forestry and transportation sectors by the middle of this century.

EU failing with commercial deployment of carbon capture and innovative renewables say Auditors

(Oct 30 2018) EU action to support carbon capture and storage and innovative renewables has not succeeded, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

Technology Centre Mongstad and DNV GL partner to support CCS

(Oct 28 2018) A new global advisory partnership will offer advisory and verification services at TCM`s facilities on the west cost of Norway and other worldwide carbon capture projects.

Negative emissions technologies must play significant role

(Oct 26 2018) To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change, says a new report...

World Cement Association launches climate action plan

(Oct 25 2018) The World Cement Association (WCA) today releases the WCA Climate Change Action Plan, the association’s manifesto for delivering its contribution to the objectives of the Paris Agreement to keep the global temperature rise well below two degrees.

Montana State researchers win $1.5 million for developing carbon dioxide tech

(Oct 20 2018) A special ceramic slurry and a conveyor belt whose surface is minus 30 degrees are some of the things a Montana State University researcher will use to help turn carbon dioxide into useful products.

European Commission and Bill Gates launch €100 million clean energy investment fund

(Oct 20 2018) Breakthrough Energy Europe is a joint investment fund to help innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market.

Norway's increased efforts on carbon capture and storage

(Oct 15 2018) In the national budget for 2019, the Norwegian government proposes to allocate about NOK 670 million to work on CCS. This is an increase of more than NOK 160 million compared to the final budget for 2018.

New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in conversion of coal to liquid fuels

(Oct 15 2018) Researchers from the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed iron-based catalysts that substantially reduce operating costs and open the door to capturing...

Reducing CO2 emissions could help power plants use less water

(Oct 15 2018) A Carnegie Mellon University team has found that a switch from coal to natural gas could reduce water use.

Future of UK oil&gas is in offshore CO2 storage industry

(Oct 10 2018) Prof Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director, will tell the Scottish Affairs Select Committee that carbon capture and storage offers a lifeline to the UK oil and gas industry as it faces an unavoidable transition to a low-carbon economy...

Fluor to test its new capture technology at Mongstad

(Oct 08 2018) Fluor wants to test a newly developed chemical solvent to separate carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases.

U.S. carbon capture network could double global CO2 headed underground

(Sep 30 2018) With the right public infrastructure investment, the United States could as much as double the amount of carbon dioxide emissions currently captured and stored worldwide within the next six years, according to an analysis by Prin...

U.S. DOE announces $30 million for transformation CCS technologies

(Sep 28 2018) Selected projects will support the development of solvent, sorbent, and membrane technologies to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of carbon capture.


Issue 65 - Sept - Oct 2018

CCS in Canada - CCS Knowledge Centre: large scale CCS ready for 2nd generation .. New heat integration strategy to improve efficiency of a CCS facility .. University of Calgary field research station tests nanoparticles to better monitor subsurface C.....

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