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IEAGHG’s GHGT conference helped stimulate the concept of BECCS

I don't normally read the Sydney Morning Herald, but a connection on social media drew to my attention to an interesting article in August this year on the history of BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage).This article attributes the origins of combining bioenergy with CCS to Dr Kenneth Möllersten of Sweden and consequently interviewed h...
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IEA Workshop on CCUS for Nigeria’s Energy Transition

Nigeria is a large and significant country in Africa, with some 20% of Africa's population and an economy to match, and a significant oil and gas sector. It recently issued its updated NDC for COP26 where it pledges to reduce emissions by 20% by 2030 and by 47% by 2030 conditional on international support, which would then be consistent with a 1.5C...
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TCCS-11 goes Virtual

The Norwegian-based CCS conference TCCS-11 was forced to go fully virtual this year because of COVID, as had our own GHGT-15. However a plus was that the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was able to give the opening welcome address. She is a very impressive person, leading in the UN on sustainable development goals advocacy and also on educati...
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A quick look at the G7 agreements – “Build Back Better”

This G7 was a big deal for the UK Government for many reasons, and it wanted to hold a physical meeting so it chose scenic Cornwall, which came with the risk of the lovely variable Cornish weather. This G7 was also a big deal for the USA, the first major opportunity for the Biden administration to show that the USA was back fully participating in t...
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Policy and Regulatory Summaries from GHGT-15

In GHGT-15's session on Policy International and Incentives, some significant work was shared on CCS and the Sustainable Development Goals, undertake by TNO for IEAGHG and also by Imperial College on CCS in 'Just Transitions'. This work is helping to identify and fill data gaps for CCS and stimulated much discussion. It was noted that such evaluati...
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IEA Workshop on law and regulation for CCUS

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted the importance of legal and regulatory frameworks to underpin widespread deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). As well as ensuring the safety and security of CCUS activities, regulatory frameworks are also important to clarify the rights and responsibilities of CCUS stake...
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Key Financing Principles for CCUS – launch event by CEM CCUS Initiative

The 11th Clean Energy Ministerial is being hosted by Saudi Arabia at the moment, all virtual events as you would expect. On the 15 September a Side-event was organised by the CEM CCUS Initiative to launch the ten Key Financing Principles for CCUS. These principles were developed by a CEM CCUS group made up of banks and finance sector organisations ...
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CCUS in the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020

There were two specific events on CCUS in the Asia Development Bank's ACEF week, both with a focus on CCUS in developing countries in Asia. The first was a Side Event on Financing CCUS on the 18th June. The second was a "Deep Dive Workshop" on Enabling CCUS Implementation in Asia, on the 19th June. The Financing event was organised by the Clean Ene...
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GoMCarb Annual Meeting 2020

The Gulf of Mexico Partnership for Offshore Carbon Storage (GoMCarb) is a US DOE-funded partnership project to assess offshore storage of CO2 in the Gulf of Mexico region, with a concurrent partnership led by SECARB. The GoMCarb partnership is led by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, and brings together data and expertise i...
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IEAGHG and COVID-19

Dear visitorsIEAGHG staff are now working remotely. I hope that you do not notice any difference as our staff are used to working away from the office. They continue to work UK office hours, messages left on the office landlines will be picked up by staff and responded to. Mail in the office is being checked regularly. However our external meetings...
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STEMM-CCS Open Science Meeting provides reassurance on offshore environmental monitoring

At the 4th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage, the STEMM-CCS sessions provided a lot of reassurance on offshore environmental monitoring. Held jointly with the STEMM-CCS Open Science Meeting, the workshop attracted 150 CCS specialists from across the globe to the western Norwegian city of Bergen, with the University of Ber...
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4th Offshore Workshop and visit to Northern Lights project

Some 150 participants attended the 4th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage which was held jointly with the STEMM-CCS Open Science Meeting, and hosted by the University of Bergen, over 11-13 February. The Offshore workshop series was initiated by the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), and organised jointly...
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COP25 and CCS

COP25 was held in Madrid, with impressive reorganisation by the UNFCCC secretariat and Spanish hosts to relocate it from Chile at just a few weeks notice. A main ambition of this COP was agreement on international cooperative mitigation actions, including emissions trading, known as Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This was the one area of the Par...
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An ‘Impression’ of the CSLF Technical Group meeting, Chatou, Paris

The CSLF Technical Group meeting was held in an attractive location associated with the famous Impressionist painters. It was hosted by EDF and Total on the Île des Impressionnistes in the river Seine, Chatou, near Paris, and dinner was held in the famous Maison Fournaise restaurant (as in Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" painting). This se...
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International Knowledge-Sharing Symposium in Trinidad and Tobago

A symposium was held in Trinidad to assist with the development of a national CCS programme there. It was organized by the University of the West Indies (UWI), the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas (BEG), and IEAGHG. It was hosted by the UTT at their Energy Campus near Point Lisas on ...
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3E Research Symposium at the Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas Austin held a research symposium on the 18 October. The theme was a favourite of the Director Scott Tinker – 'Energy, Economics and the Environment', with the Bureau operating in the intersection of these three areas. The event showcased their latest work in this intersection, drawing ...
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Positive Result on the London Protocol's CCS Export Amendment

I am very pleased to inform you that on Friday 11 October the London Protocol Parties at their annual meeting (LC41/LP14) approved a Resolution for Provisional Application of the 2009 CCS Export Amendment. This Provisional Application allows countries to agree to export and receive CO2 for offshore geological storage. This now removes the last sign...
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Achieving Net Zero Conference, Oxford

I attended parts of the Achieving Net Zero Conference in Oxford which ran over 9-11 September 2019. It was organised by the Environmental Change Institute and Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, and co-hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The conference aimed to "explore the social, political, ethical, ecolog...
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News from the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage

The Norwegian Government and the European Commission invited some 300 decision-makers to the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the Oslo Opera House on 5 September 2019. Building on the growing recognition for the necessity of increased climate action and the emerging momentum for low carbon technologies in Europe...
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International Value Chain Developments Panel at Pittsburgh

It was very interesting and an honour to organise for NETL an international panel on value chain developments, for the morning plenary on the 29 August. It was also a challenge, given the range of possibilities in the definition of 'value chain' due to the range of industry sectors which CCS can be applied to, each with different business models, a...
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