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GHGT-15 Conference will now take place as a full Virtual Conference 15-18 March 2021

 Following consultation with our hosts, Khalifa University and various stakeholders, we are excited to announce the move from a physical, in-person event in Abu Dhabi to a fully virtual online conference. The conference dates will remain the same: It will be held from 15-18th March 2021, and will be scheduled according to the Abu Dhabi time zo...
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US DOE NETL Carbon Capture Project Review Meeting

The US DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory held its annual 3-day "Carbon Capture Review Meeting" from 5 to 7 October 2020. The aim of US DOE/NETL's Carbon Capture Program is to develop the next generation of advanced CO2 capture concepts. The meeting offers an opportunity for participants to share progress made and to discuss with peers man...
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The Clean Energy Ministerial and CCUS

The CEM (Clean Energy Ministerial) CCUS Initiative followed the G20 Energy Ministers meeting (see IEAGHG 2020-IP18). The CEM CCUS Initiative met on the 28th and 29th September 2020, giving CCUS updates from its member countries (the Netherlands, Japan, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Norway, European Commission, UK, US, Mexico and Canada) a...
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IEA Iron and Steel Technology Roadmap

With more than 600 registrations, IEA presented the launch of the "Iron and steel technology roadmap" on the 8th October. This report was coordinated by Araceli Fernandez Pales ad Peter Levi. Main authors included Sara Budinis, Peter Levi, Hana Mandovà and Tiffany Vass. The session was chaired by Araceli Fernandez and opened with an introducti...
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Japan-Asia CCUS Forum 2020

A spotlight on the significance of CCUS development in the Asia-Pacific region was summarised in a virtual webinar hosted by Japan CCS Co Ltd & Global CCS Institute (GCCSI).The event, run on 6th October 2020, was co-hosted by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).Support was also received from the Japanese...
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New IEAGHG report: Beyond LCOE: Value of technologies in different generation and grid scenarios

Since its introduction, the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) has become ubiquitous in the evaluation and comparison of power generation technologies. While it is a readily accessible metric, it focuses exclusively on the cost of electricity produced from a given asset, or set of assets, and neglects to address the provision of ancillary service...
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New IEAGHG Report: Review of Constructability and Operational Challenges faced by CCUS Projects

IEAGHG have explored in the past techno-economic information of large demonstration projects and individual projects built in specific locations were explored in detail. However, a deep analysis of the construction and operation aspects, together with the factors for the project success was needed. IEAGHG identified the need to provide a guide on c...
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New IEAGHG Report: Understanding the cost of reducing water usage in coal and gas fired power plants with CCS

Energy and water consumption are closely connected. The Energy-Water nexus defines the relationship between energy and water to ensure the availability of both resources: Energy production consumes significant amounts of water; and equally, providing water demands energy. Moreover, power generation can impact water resources and increased electrici...
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US DOE-NETL’s 2020 Integrated Project Review Meeting (Virtual)

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) CCUS Integrated Projects Review meeting was held as a virtual event over 17-19 August, instead of at its usual location in Pittsburgh. These events provide very informative updates on the DOE NETL funded CCUS projects. The online attendance w...
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New IEAGHG report: Global Future Role of Power CCS Technologies

CCS technologies are essential for meeting global temperature targets. With power, as with the other sectors, the technologies have the ability to decarbonise but deployment rates are currently far 'off track'. To meet the targets required to mitigate temperature rises effectively, it is important to understand the specific role CCS technologies ca...
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New IEAGHG Report: The Status and Challenges of CO2 Shipping Infrastructures

One of the challenges that faces CCS is how to transport significant volumes of compressed CO2 from point sources to sites established for large-scale storage, especially offshore. Pipelines are one solution, but their viability depends on the volume to be transported and if the CO2 comes from a variety of dispersed sources.The other option is to u...
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New IEAGHG report: Update techno-economic benchmarks for fossil fuel-fired power plants with CO2 capture

CCS has long been recognised as a key component of an effective mitigation strategy to decarbonise the power and industrial sectors. Commercial deployment of the technology, however, has been slow and must accelerate if it is to achieve its potential and contribute effectively to mitigating climate change. Accordingly, much effort has been focused ...
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Value of Emerging and Enabling Technologies in Reducing Costs, Risks & Timescales for CCS

This study was a horizon scanning exercise that aimed to understand the relevance of digital and enabling technologies for CCS and assess what benefits these technologies could offer to the large-scale deployment of CCS. Current R&D into the reduction of costs, risks, timescales and challenges in CCS primarily focusses on conventional improveme...
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Summary of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit

On the 9th July the IEA held a high-level Ministerial meeting to discuss accelerating the transition to clean energy in the context of COVID-19. This is a summary by IEAGHG staff. Opening plenary To avoid the sharp rebound in emissions that followed the 2009 global financial crisis, the IEA very quickly called for a sustainable economic recovery wi...
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The CO2 DataShare Digital Platform has Launched and is Open for International Research

The CO2 DataShare is a digital platform for sharing reference datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects like Sleipner. The platform, which has now been launched, allows researchers based anywhere in the world, to download datasets from representative CO2 storage sites. Equinor, one of the World's leading companies in the advancement of CO2 stor...
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CCUS in the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020

There were two specific events on CCUS in the Asia Development Bank's ACEF week, both with a focus on CCUS in developing countries in Asia. The first was a Side Event on Financing CCUS on the 18th June. The second was a "Deep Dive Workshop" on Enabling CCUS Implementation in Asia, on the 19th June. The Financing event was organised by the Clean Ene...
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Review of Aquistore Webinar presented on 12th May 2020

Aquistore, the CCS combine capture and storage demonstration project in south-east Saskatchewan, recently summarised five years of successful research.The site receives CO2 from the adjacent coal-fired Boundary Dam power-plant. Some of this CO2 is supplied to the local oil and gas operators for enhanced oil recovery.Periodically CO2 is sent to the ...
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New IEAGHG Report: 2020-04 The Clean Refinery and the Role of Electricity Generation

The primary aim of this study was to explore the role of the 'clean refinery' concept and how it could contribute to the Paris Agreement's long-term objective to curb peak global greenhouse gas emissions.  Various options for refineries are available depending, not only on the complexity and degree of integration, but also on whether a refiner...
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Kick-off meeting of the C4U project (Advanced Carbon Capture for steel industries integrated in CCUS Clusters)

I was delighted to attend the kick-off meeting of the C4U project on the 3rd April as one of the members of the advisory board. C4U (Advanced Carbon Capture for steel industries integrated in CCUS Clusters) is an interdisciplinary project addressing not only the integration of a CO2 capture system in the iron and steel industry but also a broa...
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GoMCarb Annual Meeting 2020

The Gulf of Mexico Partnership for Offshore Carbon Storage (GoMCarb) is a US DOE-funded partnership project to assess offshore storage of CO2 in the Gulf of Mexico region, with a concurrent partnership led by SECARB. The GoMCarb partnership is led by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, and brings together data and expertise i...
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