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CSLF Technical Group meeting in Warsaw– will this be the last CSLF meeting?

Tim Dixon at CSLF 2023 Tim Dixon moderates at CSLF 2023 in Warsaw

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a government-to-government initiative to accelerate the development of CCUS technologies, with some 25 country members. IEAGHG participates through an agreement from 2007. This year's meeting was held in Warsaw on 13 June. We heard about the CCS activities in Poland, and their national CCUS Workin...

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The First Danish CCUS Summit

Tim Dixon at INNO-CCUS Tim Dixon at the INNO-CCUS Conference. Image courtesy of INNO-CCUS

Denmark is a very interesting country regarding CCUS. It has gone from no significant policy on CCS to full steam ahead in just two years. I asked how this came about, and the answer was because of the new government Climate Law in 2019, leading to a Green Research Strategy in 2020, leading to Mission Roadmaps in 2021, one of the four roadmaps bein...

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​CCUS featured in the first Global Dialogue under the Paris Agreement's Mitigation Work Programme.

In COP26 in Glasgow Parties established a work programme to urgently scale up mitigation ambition and implementation in this critical decade, in a manner that complements the global stocktake. For this purpose, in COP27 in Egypt, Parties agreed to a Mitigation work programme to hold at least two "global dialogues" each year. The full title of the f...

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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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ExCo63, Bali, Indonesia

ExCo In Bali The IEAGHG ExCo members at the 63th meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

We were very pleased to revisit Indonesia following the recent hosting of our Summer School in Bandung by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in December 2022. ITB, a member organisation of IEAGHG, were also the gracious hosts of our 63rd Executive Committee (ExCo63) meeting at Nusa Dua on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. With some 27...

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The IETS Energy Future In Industry Conference, Gothenburg

The Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IETS) organised the Energy Future in Industry Conference on the 09 - 11 May 2023 at Gothenburg, Sweden. The meetings brought together experts from industry, academia, and policy sectors to discuss measures, opportunities, and obstacles for achieving energy-efficiency via industrial symbiosis a...

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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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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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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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COP27 starts in Egypt

UN Secretary-General António Guterres opened the conference with strong words, including the warnings "Cooperate or perish", "failure to deliver on climate is a collective suicide pact", and that the world is "on the highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator". One anticipation towards this COP was around whether countries would...

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GHGT-16 site visits to IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) and Cimentalgue Project

As the 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-16) in Lyon, France came to a close. Two parallel site visits were embarked on Friday 28 October 2022. The first one was to the Limagne d'Allier basin, close to Clermont-Ferrand where natural CO2 migration through faults into rivers and groundwaters as well as impacts on the local env...

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GHGT-16 site visit to Limagne D'Allier Basin 'Natural CO2 release' - 28th October 2022

Following the 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-16) in Lyon, France two parallel site visits were organised by BRGM and IFPEN. The first was to the Limagne d'Allier basin, close to Clermont-Ferrand where natural CO2 migration through faults into rivers and groundwaters as well as impacts on the local environment was observed...

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GHGT-16: Panel Discussion 8C: Repurposing existing infrastructure

This panel discussion, session 8C, was held on Wednesday 26th October 2022. The moderator and chair John Litynski of US DOE FECM welcomed four panellists in discussing the repurposing of existing infrastructure.Tony Espie (BP), Bente-Helen Leinum (DNV), William Van Geertruyden (Exxon Mobile) and Sarah Leung (US DOE) provided insights and persp...

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