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6th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage

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The 6th international workshop was held in Aberdeen on 13-14th September. Organised with the University of Texas and hosted by the University of Aberdeen, the location was very appropriate as we were co-hosted and sponsored by Storegga who lead the Acorn project nearby in Scotland. This project had been recently announced by the UK government as a ...

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SPE International Executive Symposium: Accelerating Decarbonisation Deployment through Innovation and Collaboration

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On 6–7 September 2023, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) held an international symposium at the Abu Dhabi Energy Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Entitled "Accelerating Decarbonisation Deployment through Innovation and Collaboration", the event focused predominantly on CCUS and CDR. The format of the two-day symposium was centred around panel session...

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Blog on FECM NETL Carbon Management Meeting

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The annual FECM NETL Carbon Management Meeting which is held in Pittsburgh each year is seeing unprecedented growth, both in attendance with over 1200 people registered, up from 700 last year, and also in the range of projects presented. It's an exciting time to be in Carbon Management with great momentum, but also plenty of challenges to overcome....

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2023 FECM / NETL Carbon Management Research Project Review Meeting

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This year's Carbon Management Research Project Review Meeting was held from 28th August – 1st September 2023 in Pittsburgh, USA, and showcased knowledge and insights gained by more than 150 Department of Energy-sponsored research and development (R&D) projects from the following Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management (FECM) R&D pro...

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IEAGHG Monitoring Network Meeting 2023

LSU-PERTT-Laboratory The Monitoring Network Delegates visit the LSU PERTT Lab

The 14th IEAGHG Monitoring Network met last week (8-10 August 2023) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for another meeting packed with news and developments in monitoring CO2 storage projects. Co-hosted by the Louisiana State University's Petroleum Engineering Department and the Gulf Coast Carbon Center, we were warmly welcomed (figuratively and literally, ...

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Birds and CCS compared to other Low-Carbon Energy Technologies

Birds-blog-header-image The Aquistore site (2019 Summer School visit)

This year, I have been reflecting on the locations of potential new CCS projects, and I am considering their impacts in areas of bird sensitivity and conservation. We know that every low-carbon energy technology has some negatives, which are balanced by the benefits of reducing CO2 emissions. The impacts of wind farms on birds for example are ...

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IEAGHG International CCS Summer School

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IEAGHG's 15th International CCS Summer School was held from the 9th to the 15th of July in Regina, Canada, and was – as always – a resounding success! Hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre, the event welcomed 32 students from 17 different countries for a week of interactive learning from international experts on all aspects of carbon cap...

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CCUS at CEM14, MI-8 and G20 Energy meetings in Goa

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This year the Clean Energy Ministerial's Ministerial meeting was hosted by India in Goa from 19-22nd July. This was held in conjunction with Mission Innovation's MI-8 meeting and adjacent to the G20 Energy Ministers meeting. The CEM/MI part consisted of a large number of side events and a plenary with Ministers, a large "clean energy festival" to q...

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The Trondheim Carbon Capture and Storage Conference 2023

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 TCCS-12 took place from 20-21 June 2023, was excellently organised and a great success. The conference was opened by Nils Røkke (SINTEF), who presented the stats of this year's edition of the conference series: 10 keynotes, 118 presentations organised in 6 parallel session streams, 158 posters and 606 participants, up from 300 – 400 participa...

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SINTEF’s Tiller CO2 Capture Pilot Plant

SINTEF Tiller Facility SINTEF Tiller Facility Celebrates 100,000 Hours of Operation

During the afternoon of Thursday, 22 June, an event was held at the Tiller test facility to celebrate reaching 100,000 hours of testing capture media. Located just 18 km from downtown Trondheim, the Tiller facility is one of the world's leading test centres. As part of the International Test Centre Network, Tiller serves to reduce the technical, en...

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Global CCS Institute’s Europe Forum on CCS

Tim Dixon at the Global Institute on CCS Tim Dixon at the Global Institute on CCS

The Global Institute held its 2023 Europe Forum in Brussels on the 15th of June. This provided a good opportunity to be updated on policy developments relating to Europe. Jarad Daniels, the CEO of the Institute, opened with a global update on CCS metrics. In terms of projects, they now count 37 large-scale operational projects, with another 20 in c...

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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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A Brief Bibliometric Analysis of GHGT Abstract Submissions

This technical review provides an insight into how the focus of research in the field of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) has evolved across a decade, from 2012–2022. It is designed to help understand where the most research has been conducted, and to see where CCUS research is going. This document achieves this through analysis of ab...

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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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Low-carbon technology ‘single-mindedness’ reminds me of Monty Python’s Life of Brian

I think it is a sorry state of affairs when one low-carbon technology advocate attacks other low-carbon technologies. It is as if they don't appreciate the scale of the climate challenge. As IEA, IPCC, UK CCC and other reputable science-based bodies emphasise, we need combinations of all the low-carbon technologies to meet our climate goals. Howeve...

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Biden announces new Carbon Management Challenge on CCUS and CDR for COP28

The US President Joe Biden convened a virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF) on 20 April in order to galvanize efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C. He proposed four "pillars of action": decarbonising energy (including with CCUS on fossil fuels); ending deforestation; tackling non-CO2 greenhouse gases par...

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