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UK CCUS Cluster projects: two given go-ahead, and details of all clusters provided at CCSA Conference

The UK government has announcement the two projects to move forwards towards development and operation by 2025. Details on all UK clusters were presented in the CCSA's CCUS 2021 Conference last week. Here are summaries of these significant developments. Today Greg Hands, Minister State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change announced that the ...
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UKCCSRC 2021 Conference: 'Delivering on COP26: CCS across the World', 7th and 8th September

The UKCCSRC 2021 conference 'Delivering on COP26: CCS across the World' presented a highly upbeat vision of CCUS progress across the world, but especially in the UK. For the UK, several prominent contributors, notably Jon Gibbons, Professor Paul Monks BEIS (Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) Chief Scientific Advisor and Dr Bryo...
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GHGT-15: Panel Discussion 4 – CCUS in the Oil and Gas Sector

The challenges faced by the oil and gas sector, and the associated development of CCUS, were illuminated in the fourth panel discussion of the GHGT-15 virtual conference.A North American perspective was presented by Ganesh Dasari from ExxonMobil, Scott Wehner of CaprockCarbon, Tim Wiwchar of Shell Quest and Nigel Jenvey from GafffneyCline. Tidjani ...
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The UK’s independent adviser on tackling climate change – webinar on Financing Net Zero

As the pace towards achieving a Net Zero target by 2050 picks up so does the interest in how this ambitious goal might be financed. A recent webinar, presented by the UK's Climate Change Committee, provided an insight from the finance sector on how this might be achieved. This organisation is an independent, statutory body established under the UK'...
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Japan-Asia CCUS Forum 2020

A spotlight on the significance of CCUS development in the Asia-Pacific region was summarised in a virtual webinar hosted by Japan CCS Co Ltd & Global CCS Institute (GCCSI).The event, run on 6th October 2020, was co-hosted by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).Support was also received from the Japanese...
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US DOE-NETL’s 2020 Integrated Project Review Meeting (Virtual)

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) CCUS Integrated Projects Review meeting was held as a virtual event over 17-19 August, instead of at its usual location in Pittsburgh. These events provide very informative updates on the DOE NETL funded CCUS projects. The online attendance w...
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New IEAGHG Report: The Status and Challenges of CO2 Shipping Infrastructures

One of the challenges that faces CCS is how to transport significant volumes of compressed CO2 from point sources to sites established for large-scale storage, especially offshore. Pipelines are one solution, but their viability depends on the volume to be transported and if the CO2 comes from a variety of dispersed sources.The other option is to u...
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The CO2 DataShare Digital Platform has Launched and is Open for International Research

The CO2 DataShare is a digital platform for sharing reference datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects like Sleipner. The platform, which has now been launched, allows researchers based anywhere in the world, to download datasets from representative CO2 storage sites. Equinor, one of the World's leading companies in the advancement of CO2 stor...
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Review of Aquistore Webinar presented on 12th May 2020

Aquistore, the CCS combine capture and storage demonstration project in south-east Saskatchewan, recently summarised five years of successful research.The site receives CO2 from the adjacent coal-fired Boundary Dam power-plant. Some of this CO2 is supplied to the local oil and gas operators for enhanced oil recovery.Periodically CO2 is sent to the ...
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New IEAGHG Report: 2020-04 The Clean Refinery and the Role of Electricity Generation

The primary aim of this study was to explore the role of the 'clean refinery' concept and how it could contribute to the Paris Agreement's long-term objective to curb peak global greenhouse gas emissions.  Various options for refineries are available depending, not only on the complexity and degree of integration, but also on whether a refiner...
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NETL-Supported CarbonSAFE Projects Research

The US Government's commitment to the large-scale development of CCUS has been recently ramped up with the introduction of the Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise abbreviated to CarbonSAFE. The aim of this initiative, represented by a number of NETL research teams at this year's CCUS conference in Pittsburgh, is to develop geological stora...
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NETL Development of Monitoring Technologies

During the CCUS meeting organised by NETL, a series of sessions on the development of monitoring technologies, are being held.NELT is supporting a series of R&D projects to develop and test monitoring technologies which can detect the presence of CO2 in the subsurface.US national research labs including Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkely (LBN...
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CCUS and Oil & Gas Technologies Integrated Review Meeting, Pittsburgh, 26th – 30th August 2019

The annual gathering of research groups directly engaged in CCUS R&D from across the United States is being held in Pittsburgh.This meeting, organised by the US National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), ensures that US Department of Energy (DOE) projects are reviewed by that department's project managers and a wider international audience.P...
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Fault Workshop – University of Calgary, Friday 23rd August, 2019

Faults are naturally occurring structures within the subsurface where there has been dislocation between adjacent rock formations.They can be a few metres to several kilometres in length and can have fracture zones of variable width.Evidence from the petroleum industry shows that they can act as seals or conduits for fluid flow.These structures can...
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Site visit to CaMI (Containment and Monitoring Institute Research Site), Tuesday 20th August 2019

CaMI is a research site set up by the University of Calgary near the town of Brooks in southern Alberta.Prior to the combined Monitoring and Environmental Research network meeting organised by IEAGHG and the University of Calgary, delegates benefited from a guided tour of the site and its experimental monitoring activities.The CaMI site was establi...
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Asia Development Bank – DeepDive Workshop 20th – 21st June 2019

The drive towards CCUS implementation across the Asia-Pacific region was highlighted recently as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum hosted by the ADB. Delegates from several Asian companies and research orientated institutions, as well as representatives from the IEA, World Bank, US DOE, International CCS Knowledge Centre, Canada, UK-China (Guangd...
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GHGT-14: Otway Site Visit

The close of the GHGT-14 conference, held in October in Melbourne, presented an excellent opportunity to visit the Otway test facility operated by CO2CRC.The site, which is approximately 245 km (~152 miles) from Melbourne, was visited on two consecutive days by conference delegates who were given guided tours and background briefing on CO2CRC's act...
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GHGT-14 Plenary Session 23rd October 2018

The second day of the GHGT-14 Conference in Melbourne opened with an up-beat plenary session from three prominent figures directly engaged in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). All three are influential in CCUS technological advances their respective portfolios. Steve Winberg, Assistance Secretary for Fossil Fuel in the US Department o...
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Panel Discussion 2: Unlocking CCUS Investment

On Day 2 of the GTGT-14 Conference in Melbourne, the second panel discussion covered the important topic of unlocking CCUS Investment. The distinguished panel, chaired by Samantha McCulloch from the IEA, included representatives from the US Department of Energy, Shell, Total and the World Bank. Samantha set the scene by explaining how the IEA's cli...
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IEAGHG Modelling and Risk Management Network Meeting includes an Keynote address on Class VI specifications from Lynn Helsm, of the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

  A highlight of the recent combined Modelling and Risk Management Network meeting was the inclusion of a keynote address from Lynn Helms, who is the head of North Dakota's Industrial Commission.Lynn's contribution was exceptional because the state's Industrial Commission now has Primacy for all six classes of wellbore disposal and is the only...
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