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COP26 and the Glasgow Climate Pact

Glasgow Climate Pact  In the late hours of Saturday the 13th November the 197 countries at COP26 agreed on a new agreement to build upon the Paris Agreement, called the Glasgow Climate Pact. In this package of decisions there will be much detailed analysis by many to come, I provide a brief summary from my perspective here. From our mitigation...
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CCS Side-events in the second week of COP26

There were significant side-events on CCS in the second week. The first was organised by the Global CCS Institute, on CCS in the Green Transition. On the panel was Guloren Turan of the Institute, Professor Jim Skea, IPCC Co-chair of WGIII, Ruth Herbert of CCSA, Jonas Helseth of Bellona, and myself. Guloren presented the Institute's recent Global St...
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Shell Catalysts & Technologies webinar on accelerating a sustainable recovery: Hydrogen technologies

On the very day (1st November 2021) the British Prime Minster, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson welcomed 120 head of governments at the COP26 in Glasgow for the last chance to keep the 1.50C alive, I took part in the Shell Catalysts & Technologies webinar on accelerating a sustainable recovery with a focus on hydrogen technologies. While the likes of y...
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Shell Catalysts & Technologies webcast on accelerating a sustainable recovery: Carbon Capture and Storage

With the backdrop of the veteran naturalist and filmmaker Sir David Attenborough's powerful speech at the COP26, the Head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, tweeted that, if the COP26 climate pledges were met in full, and on time, global warming could be limited to 1.8°C by 2100, but implementing them will need higher ambition, ...
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US launches two initiatives on CDR

On Friday inside COP26 the US DOE used their pavilion (with the impressive NASA Hyperwall) to launch two new initiatives on carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Secretary Granholm announced a new Energy Earthshot goal on CDR. The objective is to stimulate removal and durable storage of gigatons of CO2 for less than $100/t this decade. This is the US ...
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“Net Zero World” Initiative

The "Net-Zero World" initiative was launched at COP26 by US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and US Special Envoy John Kerry. This new initiative is intended to accelerate global energy system decarbonisation. It will support partner countries to achieve net zero in their energy systems. It will develop technical roadmaps and then fund technic...
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COP26 starts in Glasgow

Scotland welcomed the countries of the world with windy but dry weather. The previous day, a severe storm in southern England had disrupted travel to Glasgow for many delegates, with many trees down and power outages, and reminding them of the impacts of more severe weather events due to climate change. COP26 started with the World Leaders' Summit....
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CCS in the 2021 London Convention Meeting, LC43

The London Convention and the London Protocol are the global marine treaties that protect the marine environment. We previously reported on the CCS amendments and the recent 2019 Resolution to allow export of CO2 (detailed in IEAGHG report 2020-TR/02). For the annual meeting of the Parties in 2021, LC43, the CCS agenda item and the Marine Geoengine...
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UK CCUS Cluster projects: two given go-ahead, and details of all clusters provided at CCSA Conference

The UK government has announcement the two projects to move forwards towards development and operation by 2025. Details on all UK clusters were presented in the CCSA's CCUS 2021 Conference last week. Here are summaries of these significant developments. Today Greg Hands, Minister State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change announced that the ...
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Asian Development Bank (ADB) Workshop on De-Carbonization of Cement Sector through CCUS

A virtual workshop on the De-Carbonization of the Cement Sector through Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) was hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the 14th October 2021. The primary objective of the workshop was to present the findings of the prefeasibility study of the cement production CCUS project in India. Further, the wor...
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U.S. DOE Workshop on Modelling and Analysis of Energy Challenges to Meeting U.S. 2050 Goals

A two-day virtual workshop on modelling and analysis of energy challenges with the aim of meeting the US 2050 goals was held by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) on the 28th and 29th of September 2021. The aim of the workshop was to address and institute new and innovative ideas with regards to designing models that reflect future energy...
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IEAGHG’s GHGT conference helped stimulate the concept of BECCS

I don't normally read the Sydney Morning Herald, but a connection on social media drew to my attention to an interesting article in August this year on the history of BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage).This article attributes the origins of combining bioenergy with CCS to Dr Kenneth Möllersten of Sweden and consequently interviewed h...
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IEA Workshop on CCUS for Nigeria’s Energy Transition

Nigeria is a large and significant country in Africa, with some 20% of Africa's population and an economy to match, and a significant oil and gas sector. It recently issued its updated NDC for COP26 where it pledges to reduce emissions by 20% by 2030 and by 47% by 2030 conditional on international support, which would then be consistent with a 1.5C...
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UKCCSRC 2021 Conference: 'Delivering on COP26: CCS across the World', 7th and 8th September

The UKCCSRC 2021 conference 'Delivering on COP26: CCS across the World' presented a highly upbeat vision of CCUS progress across the world, but especially in the UK. For the UK, several prominent contributors, notably Jon Gibbons, Professor Paul Monks BEIS (Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) Chief Scientific Advisor and Dr Bryo...
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IPCC Working Group I report on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change 2021

The IPCC has finalized the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), 'Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis', the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to AR6. It was finalized on 6th August 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of the IPCC. This report from IPCC's WGI is their update on the science of clima...
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IEAGHG-IPA Pre-Convention Short Course on CCUS for Executives

IEAGHG were invited by ITB, one of our Executive Committee Members, to run a short course on CCUS for high-level executives and government representatives from Indonesia on the 19th August 2021. This short course was held as a pre-convention event for the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA), prior to its 45th annual convention and exhibition whi...
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2021 ITB-IEAGHG Virtual CCUS Course

Following the success of the ITB-IEAGHG Virtual CCUS Course for the Asia-Oceanic Region held in November 2020, the hosts (the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at ITB, the Bandung Institute of Technology) and IEAGHG were keen to replicate the invaluable knowledge sharing and international collaboration that took place in the field of carb...
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New IEAGHG Technical Review: Towards improved guidelines for cost evaluation of carbon capture and storage

One of the key barriers to the wide scale application of CCS is cost. Understanding the costs of CCS is essential to understand the role for and potential of CCS technology in addressing climate change, and for guidance in research activities aiming to reduce the cost and improve the performance of promising new CCS technologies in different applic...
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New IEAGHG Technical Review: Carbon Capture and Utilisation as a Contribution to National Climate Change Mitigation Goals: Japan Case Study

This report builds upon previous IEAGHG studies on the topic of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) (IEAGHG 2018a, IEAGHG 2018b, IEAGHG 2018c, IEAGHG 2019), all having been carried out by Carbon Counts. First, an update on recent CCU policy developments is set out. Second, previous research and analysis is assembled into a model – the Greenhouse G...
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TCCS-11 goes Virtual

The Norwegian-based CCS conference TCCS-11 was forced to go fully virtual this year because of COVID, as had our own GHGT-15. However a plus was that the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was able to give the opening welcome address. She is a very impressive person, leading in the UN on sustainable development goals advocacy and also on educati...
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