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IEEFA report critical of CCS - but it presents a misleading picture

A recent critical report published by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), entitled "The Carbon Capture Crux", has poured considerable scepticism on CCS as a viable mitigation option. The report, apparently written by two energy analysts with backgrounds in economics and finance, focuses on the under achievement of lead...
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World's First Commercial Pact on Cross-Border CO2 Transport and Storage

The world's first and ground-breaking commercial agreement between Northern Lights (a partnership between Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies) and Yara (one of the world's largest fertiliser manufacturers) on cross-border carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage (T&S) was announced in Stavanger, Norway on the 29th of August 2022. Carbon Capture ...
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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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New beginnings for carbon capture with Section 45Q tax credits in the United States

The passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, HR 5376, represents a new beginning for the role of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies for industrial decarbonization to combat climate change. While the IRA promotes a technology-neutral approach, where many technologies qualify by meeting emissions goals, it provi...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-09 Defining the Value of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage for a Low-Carbon Future

To limit global warming to well below 2°C, countries must achieve net-zero emissions by around mid-century. The energy transition needed to achieve this goal presents a daunting task for most countries. To help inform the energy transition, IAMs have been used to identify the lowest-cost mitigation pathways for countries to achieve economy-wide, ne...
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New IEAGHG report: 2022-08 Start-Up and Shutdown Protocol for Power Stations with CO2 Capture

In modern power grids, a power plant with CO2 capture will be required to operate as a low-carbon, flexible, dispatchable power generator. With increased penetration of intermittent renewables, greater load-following is likely and a rise in the frequency of start-up/shutdown cycles would be expected. If it transpired that frequent start-up/shutdown...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-07 Low Carbon Hydrogen from Natural Gas: Global Roadmap

In light of the need to address pertinent knowledge gaps with regards to the key aspects of blue (CCS-abated) hydrogen deployment, IEAGHG commissioned two parallel blue hydrogen studies. These studies are ''Blue Hydrogen - Beyond the Plant Gate'' which was designed to inform on the prospect of low carbon hydrogen from oil and oil-based feedstocks a...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-06 Blue Hydrogen Beyond the Plant Gate

The momentum behind the hydrogen economy is unprecedented with government policy announcements to corporate commitments, and consortia and projects synergies. There is currently a global cognizance with regards to how low carbon hydrogen is critical to achieving the climate goals of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.50 Celsius. In spite of ...
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New Supervisory Body for Paris Agreement Article 6.4 mechanism considers Removals

The first meeting of the newly-appointed Supervisory Body for Article 6.4 was just held, over 4 days from the 25th to the 28th July. This is a very important part of the Paris Agreement, as it will create a new mechanism for international cooperation based on projects and carbon credits. To quote the UNFCCC, "The Article 6.4 Mechanism is designed t...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2022-10 Mineral Carbonation using Mine Tailings – A Strategic Overview of Potential and Opportunities

Mineral Carbonation using Mine Tailings – A Strategic Overview of Potential and Opportunities This report from IEAGHG is a review of the current status of mineral carbonation using mine tailings consisting of rock fragments that are known to be reactive with CO2. Many key industrial metals including nickel, chromium and platinum group metals (PMG) ...
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CCS history in the making - CSLF visit to the Northern Lights Receiving Terminal at Oygarden

The CSLF delegates meeting in Bergen got the pleasure of a site visit to the Northern Lights Receiving Terminal at Oygarden. This place will go down in CCS history as the first of its kind in the world, being able to receive and store CO2 from anywhere in the world. It was impressive to see the progress made as it is now in construction, compared w...
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Key Accomplishments at SB56, Bonn, Germany

 Arthur Lee, Chevron Fellow and Principal Advisor gives an overview of the key accomplishments of SB56 in Bonn, Germany. The road to COP27 Sharm El Sheik ran through the SB56 sessions at Bonn, the seat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It was a winding road with some issues that saw paths forward; some issu...
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2nd International Negative CO2 Emissions Conference: An Overview of the DAC Technology field – Keynote by Mijndert van der Spek, Heriot-Watt University

Mijndert van der Spek opened this keynote by emphasising the reality of DACs.Companies like Climeworks ORCA and Carbon Engineering are gearing up the technology, the latter for use in CO2 enhanced oil recovery. Although the principle of the system is straight forward there are 10 variations mostly in the capture system.These vary considerably in te...
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2nd International Negative CO2 Emissions Conference, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden June 14-17, 2022

This second 4 day conference on negative emissions technologies (NETs) opened on 14th June, with more than 275 in-person and 40 online attendees. It is hosted by Chalmers University of Technology in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The varied content and key speakers with expertise in NETs highlight the growing importance that NETs have in reaching ...
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OPEC’s 4th Workshop on Energy Technology

OPEC's proactive initiative on the development of low carbon technology solutions, as part of the transition to meeting the 2050 Net Zero goal, was highlighted during their 4th workshop on Technology, held on 23rd May. The virtual event covered a series of topics including the circular carbon economy, carbon capture, transport and storage. Attentio...
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5th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage

The 5th international workshop was held in New Orleans on 19-20th May, a very appropriate location given the growing interest in and vast potential for offshore storage in the Gulf of Mexico. With 50 attendees in-person and 120 virtually, there was a good mix of industry, researchers and regulators. In particular there was very good attendance by U...
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Welcome return of in person events as IEAGHG ExCo meeting is hosted in Sardinia

Following two years of virtual meetings, the IEAGHG Executive Committee (ExCo) met in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, with a two-day meeting on the Italian island of Sardinia. Hosted by Sotacarbo at the T Hotel, Cagliari, the ExCo took up a kind offer that had been on the table since before the pandemic. While around...
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“Our Climate is our Future. Our Future is in our Hands”. IPCC Report on Mitigation of Climate Change

The IPCC Working Group III issued its long-awaited report with a media event which had the poignant title above. Of the IPCC's trilogy of reports, this is the one that focusses on how to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The bad news is that in 2018 GHG emissions were higher than any time in human history. The slightly better news is that the ...
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March 2022 issue of Greenhouse News now available

We're pleased to announce that the latest edition of the IEAGHG Greenhouse News newsletter is now available to download.Articles in this issue include:GHGT-16 planning well underwayRegional CO₂ Storage Hub Development for CCS Deployment in the Southeast United StatesTwo eCCU pilot plants at one siteIPCC Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and ...
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Energy emission challenges from COVID and conflict - Do not forget CCS works on coal power also

Our colleagues from the IEA produce extremely important information on CO2 emissions from the energy sector, and their latest update is very sobering. For all the massive behaviour change we saw due to COVID, CO2 emissions fell by only 5.2% in 2020, and then rebounded by 6% in 2021 to their highest level ever, to 36.3 Gt. This increase was due to e...
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