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2018 NETL CO2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting

Once again, I had the pleasure to attend the 2018 NETL CO 2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting, which took place in Pittsburgh from the 13 th to the 17 th August. This event was packed with the last advances made in the NETL funded projects (see the information papers containing further information). Compared to the previous edition, this ye...
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Two synergies for CCUS witnessed at NETL Storage and Capture Meetings in Pittsburgh

It can be wonderful when things coincide to a synergistic benefit. I witnessed two examples this week, one of a practical convenience, the other of game-changing significance. The two annual review meetings of the US DOE's R,D&D programs in CO 2 capture and storage were running in parallel this year in Pittsburgh, enabling attendees to attend p...
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Doubts cast on benefits of Geoengineering

Solar Radiation Management (SRM) in scientific circles can be a contentious topic. One general conclusion often made is that SRM is not a replacement for greenhouse gas mitigation. A new research paper, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature [1] , has cast doubt on the benefit of SRM. The researchers studied the impact of sulphur aerosol rel...
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Previous Trends in Global GHG Emissions Reversed in 2017

BP's 67 th Annual Statistical Review, which came out in June 2018, reports that in 2017 energy markets took a step backwards which is not good news. For the first time in three years, CO 2 emissions rose again and global carbon emissions from energy consumption increased by 1.6%. Global primary energy consumption grew at 2.2% in 2017, the fast...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2018-06 Re-Use of Oil & Gas Facilities for CO2 Transport And Storage

One perceived advantage for the use O&G fields for first generation CO 2 storage is the potential reduction in costs for CO 2 transport and storage by re-using existing O&G facilities, especially offshore. This report aims to review the potential re-use of the related infrastructure and assess the suitability of certain infrastructure for r...
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2018 IEAGHG CCS Summer School

Gosh how quickly a week can go by when you are deeply engaged in receiving a lot of information. Well that was how our Summer School felt to us. We were very pleased to have our 12 th International CCS Summer School hosted by the Norwegian CCS Research Centre in Trondheim, with 58 students from 24 countries. Covering all aspects of CCS presented by...
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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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IEAGHG Modelling and Risk Management Network Meeting, Field Trip to the BEST site western North Dakota

As part of the latest IEAGHG combined Modelling and Risk Management Network meeting, hosts EERC organised a field trip to a brine extraction and pressure management test site (BEST) near Watford City, North Dakota.One of the challenges presented by CO 2 injection into saline formations is an increase in reservoir pressure. Brine extraction can be u...
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IEAGHG Modelling and Risk Management Network Meeting 18th-22nd June 2018, Grand Forks, North Dakota

IEAGHG, together with hosts the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), has just held another combined Modelling and Risk Management Network meeting, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.EERC is part of the University of North Dakota, and is an active participant in CCS research, notably the lead organisation of the PCOR Regional Carbon Sequestrat...
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Norway’s Electric Surge

On a recent visit to Norway, travelling by bus through Oslo on route to the airport, I was struck by the frequency of passing electric cars. From my vantage point on the coach, it seemed that every third or fourth car that passed us was a Tesla.This should not have surprised me since Norway's fleet of plug-in electric vehicles is the largest p...
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100% Renewable, Really?

I hear on a regular basis, advocates of renewable energy telling audiences that we can go 100% renewable. Whilst this is a nice concept, and would certainly help achieve the Paris Agreement targets, I am afraid reality must at times prevail, as recent events in the UK suggest. In the UK this week, according to Bloomberg, we have gone 9 days with no...
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CATO Conference - Implementing CCUS in the Netherlands

CATO invited national and international stakeholders on the 6 th June to convene, inform one another, and share knowledge on recent advances on CCS in The Netherlands. The event covered both policy relevant topics and project developments. While Europe is committed to implement CCS, a firm strategy including the business case is still needed. Natio...
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IEAGHG Technical Report Now Open Source: 2017-09 Valuing Flexibility in CCS Power Plants

DOWNLOAD NOW:  http://documents.ieaghg.org/index.php/s/ueEtojvM5BwqzFG The objectives of the FlexEVAL study were to investigate the need for flexibility and the value of flexible CCS power plants to the UK electricity system. Most informed studies indicate that, to reduce future CO 2 emissions sufficiently, the share of fossil fuels to generat...
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GHGT-14 - Only 2 Days Left of Early bird Registration Rates (CLOSES JUNE 13)

https://events.csiro.au/en/Events/2017/September/20/GHGT-Conference-2017 Melbourne Convention Centre 21 - 26 October 2018 $990 - Early bird full registration $490 - Early bird student registration $750 - Early bird one-day registration (Please indicate date of attendance for one-day registration to be accepted)  All fees after this date will i...
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CCUS at ADB

​ ADB Centres of Excellence Workshop ​ An excellent idea, get some of the growing number of CCUS Centres of Excellence (CoE) around the world together to share strengths, best practices, and expertise. This was the idea of the Asian Development Bank who are funding several Centres of Excellence in the Asian region, and supported by UK BEIS they org...
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The Keeling Curve Frightens Me

The Keeling Curve, named after its inventor Charles David Keeling, is a wonderfully simple communication tool. It shows in a very descriptive way the increase in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 since the 1950s.   What frightens me is the trend it is showing. Between 1960 and 2015, we see a steady increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations fr...
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UK Back in the CCUS Game

I recently attended a workshop called "Delivering the Clean Growth Plan".For those that are not aware of the Clean Growth Plan this is a significant initiative that sets out the UK's agenda for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the next decade. The UK Government plans to spend £2.5bn to support low carbon innovation. A core elemen...
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Clean Energy Ministerial Launches CCUS Initiative: “A second birth for CCUS”

Yesterday in Copenhagen saw the launch of a new initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). To mark the launch, a Side-event was held. This brought together governments and industry to discuss strategic public-private partnerships to encourage deployment of CCUS. Terje Soviknes, Minister of...
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Mission Innovation Carbon Capture Challenge

The report of the experts workshop was launched yesterday in conjunction with a high level round-table at the Ministerial meeting of Mission Innovation in Malmo, Sweden. This substantial report (nearly 300 pages) sets out thirty 'priority research directions' for advancing the performance and reducing the costs of CO 2 capture, utilisation and stor...
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3rd International Workshop on Offshore CCS

The 3 rd International Workshop on Offshore CCS took place on 3-4 May, organised by the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in collaboration with IEAGHG and others, and hosted by the Research Council of Norway in Oslo, with support from SANEDI and CSLF. The aim of the workshop series is to facilitate sharing of knowledge and experiences among those wh...
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