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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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UTCCS-6 – Texas hotspot for CCUS

The University of Texas at Austin held its 6th conference on carbon capture and storage from 25th to 27th January, in a fully virtual format. This conference combined the research and other activities from the Gulf Coast Carbon Centre, the Texas Carbon Management Programme, the UT Energy Institute, and the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Eng...
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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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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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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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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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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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A quick look at the G7 agreements – “Build Back Better”

This G7 was a big deal for the UK Government for many reasons, and it wanted to hold a physical meeting so it chose scenic Cornwall, which came with the risk of the lovely variable Cornish weather. This G7 was also a big deal for the USA, the first major opportunity for the Biden administration to show that the USA was back fully participating in t...
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Are we finally mainstreaming CCUS?

The 12th Clean Energy Ministerial, or CEM, meeting took place the whole of last week, 31 May to 6 June, hosted by the Government of Chile and its Ministerio de Energia, under the dynamic leadership of Energy Minister Juan Carlos Jobet. CEM's innovation sister organisation, Mission Innovation, also held its annual ministerial meeting. 75% of global ...
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New IEAGHG Report: IEAGHG Monitoring Network – Webinar & Virtual Discussion: Monitoring Expertise Showcase for Post-Closure Monitoring, 2021-TR03

This new report from IEAGHG details a webinar held in January 2021 by the IEAGHG Monitoring Network; an expertise showcase for post-closure monitoring. This was an interactive and informal experience for the audience using a scenario-based exercise; various experts in the area of post-closure monitoring proposed how they would approach a post-closu...
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