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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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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2019-08 'Workshop on Representing Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage in Energy Systems Models'

This report was prepared by the University College Cork and was managed on behalf of IEAGHG by Keith Burnard.  The USDOE's Office of Fossil Energy convened a workshop on 17-19 October 2018 in College Park, Maryland, USA, to provide a forum to review and exchange the latest understanding of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and to i...
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Carbon Management Technologies Conference (CMTC 2019)

I was fortunate this year of being able to attend the Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC-2019) in Houston (15th-18th July). It was attended by around 200 stakeholders from academia, industry, and research organisations. The agenda of CMTC2019 was impressive and the arrangement of sessions was different to other CCS events, including more...
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IEAGHG Summer School 2019

The IEAGHG staff are back in the office after our annual week-long Summer School, this year hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina, Canada. This intensive 5 day event covered every aspect of CCS, from capture to storage and from health and safety to regulations and policy, giving a detailed overview to PhD students and early car...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2019-06 ‘Proceedings: CCS Cost Network 2019 Workshop'

Free to download now: https://ieaghg.org/networks/costs-network The sixth meeting of the CCS Cost Network Workshop was held on March 19-20, 2019 at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) headquarters in Palo Alto, California, under the auspices of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. The purpose of the workshop is to share and discuss th...
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Final meeting CO2stCAP Project

On the 13th June, I was delighted to attend the final meeting of the CO2stCAP project. This project is a Norwegian-Swedish initiative focused on cutting down CO2 capture costs in the industrial sector by implementing partial CO2 capture arrangements(see a previous meeting in https://ieaghg.org/ccs-resources/blog/co2stcap-partial-capture-on-industri...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2019-05 'CCS in Energy and Climate Scenarios'

Integrated assessment models (IAMs) quantify the interactions and trade-offs between societal demands for energy, economic, and environmental services, using a systems approach. These systems are typically the energy system, the economy, the earth-land system, the water system and atmospheric climate system, although every IAM does not necessarily ...
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CCT2019 - a Great Opportunity to Know More about the Status of CCS in Coal Power Plants

I was lucky to attend the IEA Clean Coal Centre's (IEACCC) 9th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies (CCT 2019), celebrated in Houston (3-7th June). Co-hosted by the US Department of Energy (DOE), it attracted approximately 200 attendees. The conference covered CCUS technologies, including overviews, specific technologies and advanced...
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Pan-Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum

It was a privilege to be invited to present to the first Pan-Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum, organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states, which are home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 31 of t...
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Ralph Keeling at the Oxford Climate Society

 You are all familiar with the Keeling Curve of CO2 measurements in the atmosphere. Well when Ralph Keeling comes to town you want to meet him. Ralph is the son of Charles Keeling, who started the measurements in 1958 and who the graph is named after. Ralph continues his father's work. He is a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanograp...
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IEAGHG’s 55th Executive Committee Meeting: site visit to Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland

IEAGHG's 55th Executive Committee (ExCo) Meeting took place last week in Helsinki, Finland. After two days of fruitful discussions and excellent Finnish hospitality, attendees were able to visit Neste's Porvoo refinery, which is located in the Kilpilahti industrial area.  The crude oil refining capacity in Porvoo is approximately 10.5 Mt/a (eq...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report - 2019-03 Review of Fuel Cell Technologies with CO2 Capture for the Power Sector

CO2 emissions from the energy production sector were estimated as 42% of the global share in 2016. In order to achieve the below 2°C scenario, the emissions from the power sector should be reduced from40 to 4.7 GtCO2 by 2050. Carbon capture systems are needed within the mix of measures for decarbonisation. Pre-, oxy- and post-combustion technologie...
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Insights from Illinois – CSLF and MGSC Meetings: 45Q ideas, NetPower update, award for SECARB

The CSLF Technical Group meeting was held in conjunction with the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) Science Conference at Champaign, Illinois, in the last week of April. Good updates on CCS projects were provided in both, with a focus on activities in the USA not surprisingly. Of particular interest (to me at least) were some updat...
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Developing Environmental Monitoring for Offshore CO2 Storage Projects - One experiment, two ships, lots of measurements means the North Sea in May will be an exciting place!

The STEMM-CCS project held its third annual meeting last week. This is an EU Horizon 2020 funded project that is developing environmental monitoring to test in-situ at a controlled release of CO2 in the seabed at the Goldeneye location in the North Sea (see IEAGHG 2017-IP14). The project is coordinated by the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC)...
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CCUS Roundtable to input to G20 - Strengthening International Collaboration on Carbon Capture Use and Storage

 Japan has the Presidency of the G20 this year, hosting the G20 meeting on 28-29 June in Osaka. They are interested in potentially including an agreement at G20 on CCUS. RITE organised a workshop jointly with C2ES to generate ideas and identify best practices focussed in three CCUS areas: policies; finance; and international collaboration and ...
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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Projects First Annual Meeting

The two US projects in the Gulf of Mexico held their first Annual Meeting in Beaumont, Texas, on 11-12 February. The GomCarb project is led by BEG at the University of Texas covering the western Gulf of Mexico, and theSECARB Offshore project is led by the Southern States Energy Board covering eastern Gulf of Mexico, both quite large consortia partn...
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CCS Technical Workshop 2019, Tokyo

A CCS Technical Workshop on the theme of risk assessment of geological storage was held in Tokyo on the 16 January. It was organised by the Geological CO2 Storage Technology Research Association (a relatively new research association) with METI, NEDO and RITE. Introductions and scene-setting for CCS in Japan were provided by senior representatives ...
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Accelerating CCUS Conference, Edinburgh

On 29 November, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, on the second day of the "Accelerating CCUS: A Global Conference to Progress CCUS" and the day following the UK-IEA International CCUS Summit, keynote addresses were given by Claire Perry, UK Minster of State for Energy and Clean Growth, and the IEA Executive Director, Fatih Birol. Minister Perry began ...
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COP24 Side-event on CCS

IEAGHG was lead organiser of the only UNFCCC Side-event at COP24 on CCS, in collaboration with the University of Texas, International CCS Knowledge Centre, Bellona and CCSA. Held on the 6th December, the event was titled "Can Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) decarbonise industry in developed and developing countries?". Being the only UNFCCC Side-ev...
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