CCS vision for UK Tees Valley launched

(Jan 21 2015) Major energy intensive industrial plants located in Teesside in the UK Tees Valley have set out their vision of transforming the area into Europe’s first CCS equipped industrial zone.

EURELECTRIC calls on EU to push ahead with CCS

(Jan 16 2015) EURELECTRIC, the EU electricity trade body, has urged EU policymakers to push ahead with CCS demonstration as part of Europe’s decarbonisation strategy.

CCST paper finds that California needs to resolve regulatory uncertainties surrounding CCS

(Jan 16 2015) A California Council on Science and Technology paper finds that regulatory uncertainties are a barrier to CCS deployment.

Novel carbon capture solvent begins pilot-scale testing for emissions control

(Jan 16 2015) Pilot scale testing of a Linde-BASF CO2-capture technology has begun at the National Carbon Capture Center in Alabama.

DOE Illinois project capture one million tonnes CO2 of

(Jan 11 2015) The Illinois Basin-Decatur Project successfully captured and stored one million metric tons of carbon dioxide and injected it into a deep saline formation.

Asphalt could provide CO2 capture for gas wells

(Jan 09 2015) The best material to capture carbon dioxide from natural gas wells may be a derivative of asphalt, according to Rice University scientists.

Geochemical reactions may decrease effectiveness of carbon storage

(Jan 06 2015) Research from the University of Cambridge has shown that aquifers rich in silicate minerals may delay, or even prevent, CO2 from being carried to greater depths where it may be less likely to escape.

£2.5 million for UK North Sea CO2 storage

(Dec 17 2014) The UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is making £2.5m available to encourage development of CO2 storage in the North Sea.

Buckyballs enhance carbon capture

(Dec 15 2014) Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon capture method using carbon-60 molecules also known as buckminsterfullerene.

IEA: International co-operation on R&D for clean coal technologies

(Dec 13 2014) A new IEA report looks at the added value of international cooperation.

World Coal Association calls for low emissions support

(Dec 08 2014) The World Coal Association (WCA) has called on governments to support all low emission technologies in their efforts to reduce global CO2 emissions and meet climate goals.

Aberdeen University launches £100M energy building

(Dec 08 2014) Plans for a new £100 million centre of excellence in research, innovation and teaching to help safeguard society's energy needs have been announced.

Leading advisers join Teesside Industrial CCS Project

(Nov 30 2014) Amec Foster Wheeler plc and Societe Générale Corporate & Investment Banking have been appointed by Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) to support the development of CCS technology on Teesside in the UK.

Shell Cansolv starts CO2 capture testing at Mongstad

(Nov 27 2014) Shell Cansolv has begun testing its amine CO2 capture process at Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad.

CO2 Solutions develops superior enzyme

(Nov 20 2014) The company has developed a new high-performance carbonic anhydrase enzyme.


Issue 42 - Nov-Dec 2014

CCS in Asia: China’s strategy to offset CCUS costs through CO2 utilisation - Japan’s renewed interest in coal power + CCS after Fukushima SaskPower Boundary Dam begins operation with Shell Cansolv technology Solidia and Linde collaborate on CO2 cur.....

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