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News from the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage

The Norwegian Government and the European Commission invited some 300 decision-makers to the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the Oslo Opera House on 5 September 2019. Building on the growing recognition for the necessity of increased climate action and the emerging momentum for low carbon technologies in Europe...
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International Value Chain Developments Panel at Pittsburgh

It was very interesting and an honour to organise for NETL an international panel on value chain developments, for the morning plenary on the 29 August. It was also a challenge, given the range of possibilities in the definition of 'value chain' due to the range of industry sectors which CCS can be applied to, each with different business models, a...
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NETL-Supported CarbonSAFE Projects Research

The US Government's commitment to the large-scale development of CCUS has been recently ramped up with the introduction of the Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise abbreviated to CarbonSAFE. The aim of this initiative, represented by a number of NETL research teams at this year's CCUS conference in Pittsburgh, is to develop geological stora...
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NETL Development of Monitoring Technologies

During the CCUS meeting organised by NETL, a series of sessions on the development of monitoring technologies, are being held.NELT is supporting a series of R&D projects to develop and test monitoring technologies which can detect the presence of CO2 in the subsurface.US national research labs including Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkely (LBN...
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CCUS and Oil & Gas Technologies Integrated Review Meeting, Pittsburgh, 26th – 30th August 2019

The annual gathering of research groups directly engaged in CCUS R&D from across the United States is being held in Pittsburgh.This meeting, organised by the US National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), ensures that US Department of Energy (DOE) projects are reviewed by that department's project managers and a wider international audience.P...
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Monitoring Network and Environment Network Meeting

The University of Calgary hosted the IEAGHG Monitoring Network and Environmental Research Network Combined meeting over 21-22 August. This proved to be one of the most popular IEAGHG network meetings, with over 80 attendees from 9 countries.The Network meeting covered: developments in sensing ; lessons from managing field projects; uncertainty in q...
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Fault Workshop – University of Calgary, Friday 23rd August, 2019

Faults are naturally occurring structures within the subsurface where there has been dislocation between adjacent rock formations.They can be a few metres to several kilometres in length and can have fracture zones of variable width.Evidence from the petroleum industry shows that they can act as seals or conduits for fluid flow.These structures can...
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Site visit to CaMI (Containment and Monitoring Institute Research Site), Tuesday 20th August 2019

CaMI is a research site set up by the University of Calgary near the town of Brooks in southern Alberta.Prior to the combined Monitoring and Environmental Research network meeting organised by IEAGHG and the University of Calgary, delegates benefited from a guided tour of the site and its experimental monitoring activities.The CaMI site was establi...
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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 im...
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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 (15th-18th 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 more...
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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-networkThe 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 the...
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Final meeting CO2stCAP Project

On the 13th June, I was delighted to attend the final meeting of the CO2stCAP project. This project is a Norwegian-Swedish initiative focused on cutting down CO2 capture costs in the industrial sector by implementing partial CO2 capture arrangements(see a previous meeting in https://ieaghg.org/ccs-resources/blog/co2stcap-partial-capture-on-industri...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2019-05 'CCS in Energy and Climate Scenarios'

Integrated assessment models (IAMs) quantify the interactions and trade-offs between societal demands for energy, economic, and environmental services, using a systems approach. These systems are typically the energy system, the economy, the earth-land system, the water system and atmospheric climate system, although every IAM does not necessarily ...
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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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CCT2019 - a Great Opportunity to Know More about the Status of CCS in Coal Power Plants

I was lucky to attend the IEA Clean Coal Centre's (IEACCC) 9th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies (CCT 2019), celebrated in Houston (3-7th June). Co-hosted by the US Department of Energy (DOE), it attracted approximately 200 attendees. The conference covered CCUS technologies, including overviews, specific technologies and advanced...
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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 CO2 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 Oceanograp...
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IEAGHG’s 55th Executive Committee Meeting: site visit to Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland

IEAGHG's 55th 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 (eq...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report - 2019-03 Review of Fuel Cell Technologies with CO2 Capture for the Power Sector

CO2 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 GtCO2 by 2050.Carbon capture systems are needed within the mix of measures for decarbonisation. Pre-, oxy- and post-combustion technologies...
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