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ICAO meeting on CCS - CCS has an important role in decarbonising aviation.

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has goals of reducing international aviation emissions by 85% compared to 2019 in 2024-2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050. A key way they see to achieve these goals is for airline operators to use the Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA has two ro...

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Council for Geoscience (CGS) 2024 Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Workshop, South Africa

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In the face of global climate change, South Africa stands at a critical juncture. With an economy heavily reliant on coal, the country is exploring sustainable pathways to reduce carbon emissions. One promising avenue for the country is CCS technology. Further, the potential conversion of coal to hydrogen presents an intriguing opportunity for Sout...

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New CCS knowledge shared at UTCCS-7 in Austin, Texas

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The University of Texas (UT) at Austin held its 7th conference on carbon capture and storage from 23rd to 25th January, UTCCS-7. This conference combined the research and activities from the Gulf Coast Carbon Centre, the Texas Carbon Management Programme, and the UT Energy Institute. Stimulated by US policies, the US Gulf Coast region is a hotspot ...

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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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Reflections on COP28's first global stocktake

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Good news and not-so-good news on the outcomes of COP28 from a mitigation perspective. After running over by one day, the COP28 Presidency worked overnight and issued a new Global Stocktake text version 3 (GST), and in plenary succeeded in getting Parties to adopt the "Outcome of the first global stocktake". This GST version 3 had progressed the en...

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Update on COP28 at almost the end

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Today is the last planned day of COP28. The Presidency had hoped to end the COP at 11am. New texts were released last night on the Global Stocktake (GST v2) and Article 6.4. Hence there is a lot of activity today, much being behind the scenes, and it will likely run into another day or two. The GST version 2 text has changed significantly from the ...

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COP28 Update at Halfway

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Every COP is different, and this feels very different to COP27 in Egypt. Firstly, simply the size, COP27 had around 45,000 attendees, and this one has around 84,000. Then the area of the venue is large, so it can be a long way from one meeting or event to another. Also, some of it is outdoors, which can get very hot in the Dubai sun. Then there is ...

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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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New IEAGHG Report: 2023-04, Components of CCS Infrastructure – Interim CO2 Holding Options

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This work, undertaken on behalf of IEAGHG by TNO, SINTEF and Vopak, provides an overview of temporary/interim CO2 storage, or 'holding', options (also called buffers) and investigates the role of buffer storage and its potential to create flexible and robust carbon capture and storage (CCS) chains. The construction and operation of CCS infrastructu...

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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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IFC Nigeria Dissemination Workshop on Industrial CCUS and a new Centre of Excellence!

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The Government of Nigeria has identified that CCUS could play an important role in their energy transition and climate targets to achieve net zero by 2060, and also with its diverse applications would stimulate economic and sustainable development. The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and CCS Trust Fund consequently have funded ...

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First national workshop on CCUS for Colombia: Opportunities and Challenges

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It is a great pleasure to witness first-hand a country starting on its path to using CCS. We were pleased to assist Ecopetrol in organising international inputs to their first national workshop on CCUS. This workshop concept came as a result of the discussion panel on CCS for developing countries at GHGT-16 in Lyon, where we suggested a national wo...

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50 years of the London Convention - London Convention and London Protocol LC45/LP18 meeting 2023

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In 2022, IMO marked fifty years since the adoption of the London Convention. The adoption of the Convention was a major achievement, which, along with the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm, constituted the first steps to truly put the environment at centre stage and take responsibility for the harm humans have done to t...

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The 7th Post-Combustion Capture Conference, Pittsburgh

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The 7th edition of the Post Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC-7) was held on the 25 – 27 September 2023 and was jointly hosted by the IEAGHG, U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and sponsored by Worley, Shell, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). PCCC was designed as a forum to explore the current stat...

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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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SPE International Executive Symposium: Accelerating Decarbonisation Deployment through Innovation and Collaboration

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On 6–7 September 2023, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) held an international symposium at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Entitled "Accelerating Decarbonisation Deployment through Innovation and Collaboration", the event focused predominantly on CCUS and CDR. The format of the two-day symposium was centred around panel session...

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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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