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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2019-08 'Workshop on Representing Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage in Energy Systems Models'

This report was prepared by the University College Cork and was managed on behalf of IEAGHG by Keith Burnard.  The USDOE's Office of Fossil Energy convened a workshop on 17-19 October 2018 in College Park, Maryland, USA, to provide a forum to review and exchange the latest understanding of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and to i...
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Carbon Management Technologies Conference (CMTC 2019)

I was fortunate this year of being able to attend the Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC-2019) in Houston (15 th -18 th July). It was attended by around 200 stakeholders from academia, industry, and research organisations. The agenda of CMTC2019 was impressive and the arrangement of sessions was different to other CCS events, including m...
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IEAGHG Summer School 2019

The IEAGHG staff are back in the office after our annual week-long Summer School, this year hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina, Canada. This intensive 5 day event covered every aspect of CCS, from capture to storage and from health and safety to regulations and policy, giving a detailed overview to PhD students and early car...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2019-06 ‘Proceedings: CCS Cost Network 2019 Workshop'

Free to download now: https://ieaghg.org/networks/costs-network The sixth meeting of the CCS Cost Network Workshop was held on March 19-20, 2019 at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) headquarters in Palo Alto, California, under the auspices of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. The purpose of the workshop is to share and discuss th...
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Final meeting CO2stCAP Project

On the 13 th June, I was delighted to attend the final meeting of the CO 2 stCAP project. This project is a Norwegian-Swedish initiative focused on cutting down CO 2 capture costs in the industrial sector by implementing partial CO 2 capture arrangements(see a previous meeting in https://ieaghg.org/ccs-resources/blog/co2stcap-partial-capture-on-ind...
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Asia Development Bank – DeepDive Workshop 20th – 21st June 2019

The drive towards CCUS implementation across the Asia-Pacific region was highlighted recently as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum hosted by the ADB. Delegates from several Asian companies and research orientated institutions, as well as representatives from the IEA, World Bank, US DOE, International CCS Knowledge Centre, Canada, UK-China (Guangd...
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Pan-Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum

It was a privilege to be invited to present to the first Pan-Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum, organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states, which are home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 31 of t...
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Ralph Keeling at the Oxford Climate Society

  You are all familiar with the Keeling Curve of CO 2 measurements in the atmosphere. Well when Ralph Keeling comes to town you want to meet him. Ralph is the son of Charles Keeling, who started the measurements in 1958 and who the graph is named after. Ralph continues his father's work. He is a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanogr...
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IEAGHG’s 55th Executive Committee Meeting: site visit to Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland

IEAGHG's 55 th Executive Committee (ExCo) Meeting took place last week in Helsinki, Finland. After two days of fruitful discussions and excellent Finnish hospitality, attendees were able to visit Neste's Porvoo refinery, which is located in the Kilpilahti industrial area.  The crude oil refining capacity in Porvoo is approximately 10.5 Mt/a (e...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report - 2019-03 Review of Fuel Cell Technologies with CO2 Capture for the Power Sector

CO 2 emissions from the energy production sector were estimated as 42% of the global share in 2016. In order to achieve the below 2°C scenario, the emissions from the power sector should be reduced from40 to 4.7 GtCO 2 by 2050. Carbon capture systems are needed within the mix of measures for decarbonisation. Pre-, oxy- and post-combustion technolog...
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Insights from Illinois – CSLF and MGSC Meetings: 45Q ideas, NetPower update, award for SECARB

The CSLF Technical Group meeting was held in conjunction with the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) Science Conference at Champaign, Illinois, in the last week of April. Good updates on CCS projects were provided in both, with a focus on activities in the USA not surprisingly. Of particular interest (to me at least) were some updat...
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IEAGHG CCS Cost Network Workshop

On 19-20 March, around 50 experts from 11 countries gathered at EPRI's headquarters in Palo Alto, California, to engage in issues relating to the cost of CCS. Following the tried and trusted format of earlier CCS Cost Network Workshops, there were five plenary sessions on selected topics relating to CCS and costs, each of 90 minutes duration. These...
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Developing Environmental Monitoring for Offshore CO2 Storage Projects - One experiment, two ships, lots of measurements means the North Sea in May will be an exciting place!

The STEMM-CCS project held its third annual meeting last week. This is an EU Horizon 2020 funded project that is developing environmental monitoring to test in-situ at a controlled release of CO 2 in the seabed at the Goldeneye location in the North Sea (see IEAGHG 2017-IP14). The project is coordinated by the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC...
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CCUS Roundtable to input to G20 - Strengthening International Collaboration on Carbon Capture Use and Storage

  Japan has the Presidency of the G20 this year, hosting the G20 meeting on 28-29 June in Osaka. They are interested in potentially including an agreement at G20 on CCUS. RITE organised a workshop jointly with C2ES to generate ideas and identify best practices focussed in three CCUS areas: policies; finance; and international collaboration and...
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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Projects First Annual Meeting

The two US projects in the Gulf of Mexico held their first Annual Meeting in Beaumont, Texas, on 11-12 February. The GomCarb project is led by BEG at the University of Texas covering the western Gulf of Mexico, and theSECARB Offshore project is led by the Southern States Energy Board covering eastern Gulf of Mexico, both quite large consortia partn...
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CCS Technical Workshop 2019, Tokyo

A CCS Technical Workshop on the theme of risk assessment of geological storage was held in Tokyo on the 16 January. It was organised by the Geological CO 2 Storage Technology Research Association (a relatively new research association) with METI, NEDO and RITE. Introductions and scene-setting for CCS in Japan were provided by senior representatives...
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COP24 Side-event on CCS

IEAGHG was lead organiser of the only UNFCCC Side-event at COP24 on CCS, in collaboration with the University of Texas, International CCS Knowledge Centre, Bellona and CCSA. Held on the 6th December, the event was titled " Can Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) decarbonise industry in developed and developing countries? ". Being the only UNFCCC Side-...
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COP24 Katowice Starts

COP24 is starting in Katowice, Poland. The pre-set objectives for this COP are to agree and finalise the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP), also referred to as the 'Rulebook' for the Paris Agreement, these are the governance and frameworks to allow all elements to be implemented from 2020. In addition at this COP, there will be a stocktake of t...
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Update on the Shand Power Station CCS Feasibility Study by the International CCS Knowledge Centre

Recently I wrote about the update from the International CCS Knowledge Centre during GHGT-14 on the Shand facilities and how the learnings from BD3 were applied (see https://ieaghg.org/ccs-resources/blog/learnings-from-boundary-dam-applied-to-shand-power-station ). Today, the same team released the Shand CCS Feasibility Study at a press conference ...
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GHGT-14 Closing Panel “A New Narrative”

GHGT-14 was brought to a close on Thursday 26 th Oct with a final panel to discuss 'The CCS Narrative'. The panel consisted of: the chair Gabrielle Walker – Author & Consultant, Xynteo; Bill Spence – Representing OGCI; Fiona Wild – Vice President Sustainability and Climate Change at BHP; Keith Whiriskey – Bellona; Tony Wood – Grattan Institute....
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