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Clean Steel: Environmental and Technoeconomic Outlook of a Disruptive Technology

2024-02-Cover-Photo-Electric-Arc-Furnace-Web An electric arc furnace.

Steel stands as a fundamental pillar of our contemporary global economy, serving as a ubiquitous industrial commodity on a global scale. It plays an indispensable role, both in visible and concealed aspects of the modern world, encompassing crucial applications ranging from infrastructure and transportation to industrial machinery and packaging. No...

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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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SINTEF’s Tiller CO2 Capture Pilot Plant

SINTEF Tiller Facility SINTEF Tiller Facility Celebrates 100,000 Hours of Operation

During the afternoon of Thursday, 22 June, an event was held at the Tiller test facility to celebrate reaching 100,000 hours of testing capture media. Located just 18 km from downtown Trondheim, the Tiller facility is one of the world's leading test centres. As part of the International Test Centre Network, Tiller serves to reduce the technical, en...

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IEA Discussion Meeting on DAC and Carbon Markets

This IEA meeting held on the 31st of May had the goal to consider the challenges and opportunities for how carbon markets could accelerate DAC deployment. It was under Chatham House rules, so we cannot report the details of who said what. The meeting was invite-only and IEAGHG's Tim Dixon attended in person and Jasmin Kemper attended virtually. It ...

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Low-carbon technology ‘single-mindedness’ reminds me of Monty Python’s Life of Brian

I think it is a sorry state of affairs when one low-carbon technology advocate attacks other low-carbon technologies. It is as if they don't appreciate the scale of the climate challenge. As IEA, IPCC, UK CCC and other reputable science-based bodies emphasise, we need combinations of all the low-carbon technologies to meet our climate goals. Howeve...

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Biden announces new Carbon Management Challenge on CCUS and CDR for COP28

The US President Joe Biden convened a virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF) on 20 April in order to galvanize efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C. He proposed four "pillars of action": decarbonising energy (including with CCUS on fossil fuels); ending deforestation; tackling non-CO2 greenhouse gases par...

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7th IEAGHG CCS Cost Network Workshop

The 7th edition of the IEAGHG CCS Cost Network Workshop was held in the Energy Academy building at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, on 12‑13 April 2023. The invite-only workshop was designed as a highly interactive, engaging, specialized and streamlined event for international experts across the CCS value chain. All delegates were encourag...

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G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Communique encourages CCS and CDR

Under the Japanese Presidency, the G7 environment and energy ministers agreed and issued their communiqué on the 16 April. They acknowledge the current global energy crisis but reaffirm their commitment to accelerating the clean energy transition to net zero GHG by 2050 and with a diversification of supply sources to enhance energy security and aff...

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GoMCarb Project Final meeting – CCS in Offshore Gulf of Mexico

GoMCarb is a US DOE funded project intended to develop offshore CCS capabilities for the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). It has been running for 5 years, led by the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas at Austin. This annual meeting was held in conjunction with the SECARB Offshore project and had 217 attendees. This blog will cover pri...

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UK government announcement on CO2 sources to connect to the Track 1 Cluster projects

Following on from the UK announcement earlier this month of up to £20bn for CCUS in the UK, we welcome the announcement today of the CO2 sources selected for negotiations on support to capture their CO2 and supply it to the two Track 1 Clusters. Congratulations to the projects and companies selected. Eight sources were selected from the government'...

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UK Government’s Announcement of up to £20bn for CCS

We welcome the announcement today by the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer that the UK government will invest up to £20bn in UK CCS over twenty years, as part of a "Clean Energy Reset". This is the most the UK has ever invested in CCS, and should allow the lead UK Cluster projects to proceed to investment decisions and construction, and the oth...

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Sharing CO2 data with the world

CO2DataShare is a free at the point of use datasharing platform which allows access to data from four CO2 storage projects in two countries. The intent is that these datasets can be used in the research and development of CO2 storage projects and upskilling of future CCS specialists.With ambitions to expand the range and number of datasets, the CO2...

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Gulf Coast Carbon Center’s Sponsors Meeting, February 2023

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) is an industry-funded research programme run by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. The GCCC started in 1998 and has some 18 industry sponsors. This industry funding allows the GCCC to be leaders in the field, rather than followers, addressing future topics before they become issu...

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G20 International Seminar on CCUS, Bengaluru

India has the presidency of the G20 this year, and has moved quickly to hold energy-related meetings to work towards new agreements and initiatives to be agreed by G20 leaders later in the year. On behalf of India, the Ministry of Power and NTPC organised a seminar on CCUS, held as a parallel event to the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group on Sun...

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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2023-01 Integrating CCS in international cooperation and carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement is an enabler that will help countries cooperate in order to meet global emissions reductions targets by: using international carbon markets; allowing transfers of emission reductions between countries; and providing a framework for greenhouse gas emissions to be balanced globally. This latest IEAGHG study, by contr...

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14th IEAGHG International Summer School

 Well, after two long years of postponements due to the pandemic, I am pleased to say that it's a wrap on the 14th IEAGHG International CCS Summer School! Held from the 27th November to the 4th December 2022 in Bandung, Indonesia, and hosted by ITB, this School brought together 44 students from 15 different countries to learn about all aspects...

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Final Blog from COP27 – Expectations and Outcomes

In terms of overall outcomes, it was disappointing that the main achievement of this COP was to avoid backsliding on the Glasgow agreements, which means it did not really progress at all in most areas including mitigation. The cover decision, called the "Sharm El-Sheikk Implementation Plan" basically just repeats Glasgow's agreements on aiming to k...

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GHGT-16 Technical Plenary 3 Thursday 27th October

The third technical plenary present at the GHGT-16 conference explored the challenges of CCS in two contrasting resource-rich countries: Australia and Indonesia. Matthias Raab, the Chief Executive Officer for CO2CRC opened the plenary with an overview entitled "CCS in Australia's transition to a low emission future".He was followed by Mohammad Rach...

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GHGT-16 Technical Plenary 2, Wednesday 26th October 2022

Two high profile CCS champions, Ruth Herbert, Chief Executive, CCSA and Matt Crocker, Senior Vice President of Low Carbon Solutions ExxonMobil gave different perspectives of the considerable scale-up in the technology. This second of GHGT-16's Technical Plenary, was chaired by IEAGHG's General Manager, Tim Dixon. Ruth's presentation entitled "...

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Half-way update from COP27

This is meant to be themed as the 'Implementation' COP, following the Glasgow 'ambition' COP and the Paris 'Agreements' COP. It cannot be sensed at half-way whether this theme will be achieved. However this COP is also being called the 'African COP', and it is certainly achieving that, through the attendance by many from this continent, and the man...

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