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IEAGHG Report - International Standards and Testing for Novel Carbonaceous Building Materials (2023-06)

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With over 4 Gt of cement and 46 Gt of aggregate produced each year, equating to ~8% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions, the construction industry is likely to grow with the expansion of the built environment at a time when emissions need to be reduced. Over the past two decades, an increasing number of companies have emerged with a focus on deve...

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IEAGHG Report - Classification of total storage resources and storage coefficients

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The classification, quantification and categorisation methodologies of CO2 storage resources have become more sophisticated and aligned with the requirements of operational storage with the CO2 Storage Resources Management System (SRMS) becoming the industry standard. With around 97% of global storage being prospective, quick screening solutions ar...

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Managing the Offshore Energy Transition MOET Stakeholder Meeting

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 In June 2022 the UK's Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) awarded the British Geological Survey (BGS) with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) a significant grant to conduct a 5-year project called MOET (Managing the Environmental Sustainability of the Offshore Energy Transition). The proj...

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The 2023 CCUS Forum – Aalborg, Denmark

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The 2023 CCUS Forum has concluded in Aalborg, Denmark, co-hosted by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energies and Utilities (27th-28th November 2023). Attended by over 450 people from 30 countries and streamed online. The Forum was attended by Crown Prince Fredrick of Denmark. Over the two days, there were three keynote speeches, and 10 panel discus...

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Prospective integration of Geothermal Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Keeping climate goals on track will demand a plethora of initiatives. Combining and integrating technologies is therefore a seemingly attractive proposition. In this study, conducted for IEAGHG by BRGM, the goal was to explore the potential of utilising geothermal heat resources combined with some form of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CC...

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CCSA conference – Springboard to Net Zero

 The CCSA has just held their annual two-day conference at the beautiful grade II listed Central Hall located in Westminster London. With over 700 people in attendance, there were 8 plenary sessions, 15 break-out sessions to choose from with 98 speakers and chairs and an exhibition hall where delegates could mingle and catch up over refreshmen...

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6th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage

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The 6th international workshop was held in Aberdeen on 13-14th September. Organised with the University of Texas and hosted by the University of Aberdeen, the location was very appropriate as we were co-hosted and sponsored by Storegga who lead the Acorn project nearby in Scotland. This project had been recently announced by the UK government as a ...

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Blog on FECM NETL Carbon Management Meeting

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The annual FECM NETL Carbon Management Meeting which is held in Pittsburgh each year is seeing unprecedented growth, both in attendance with over 1200 people registered, up from 700 last year, and also in the range of projects presented. It's an exciting time to be in Carbon Management with great momentum, but also plenty of challenges to overcome....

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Sharing CO2 data with the world

CO2DataShare is a free at the point of use datasharing platform which allows access to data from four CO2 storage projects in two countries. The intent is that these datasets can be used in the research and development of CO2 storage projects and upskilling of future CCS specialists.With ambitions to expand the range and number of datasets, the CO2...

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GHGT-16 site visit to Limagne D'Allier Basin 'Natural CO2 release' - 28th October 2022

Following the 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-16) in Lyon, France two parallel site visits were organised by BRGM and IFPEN. The first was to the Limagne d'Allier basin, close to Clermont-Ferrand where natural CO2 migration through faults into rivers and groundwaters as well as impacts on the local environment was observed...

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GHGT-16: Panel Discussion 8C: Repurposing existing infrastructure

This panel discussion, session 8C, was held on Wednesday 26th October 2022. The moderator and chair John Litynski of US DOE FECM welcomed four panellists in discussing the repurposing of existing infrastructure.Tony Espie (BP), Bente-Helen Leinum (DNV), William Van Geertruyden (Exxon Mobile) and Sarah Leung (US DOE) provided insights and persp...

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GHGT-16: Day 2 Technical Plenary: TotalEnergies & US DOE

The second day of GHGT-16 started with a Technical Plenary introduced by Florence Delprat-Jannaud of ClubCO2. The first speaker was Christine Healy, Senior VP, Carbon Neutrality and Continental Europe, and member of the EP Executive Committee (CDEP) for TotalEnergies. Christine began by stressing how carbon neutrality and CCS is critically importan...

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NETL 2022 Carbon Management Project Review Meeting, Pittsburgh – Open Plenary (Monday 15th August)

The NETL 2022 Carbon Management Project Review Meeting kicked off its opening plenary session 'Launching the CCUS Industry of the Future' with an introduction from Dr Brian Anderson (Director, NETL). There was a general feeling of excitement. Not only was this a fully packed conference with a cap at 650 attendees, and the first in-person for three ...

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