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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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IEA Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation on 2 July. The report is the first publication (since 2017) in its revamped Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) series, with the full ETP 2020 report slated for release in the autumn. ETP is one of the IEA's flagship publications, with the new face li...
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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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New IEAGHG Reports: Monitoring & Environmental Research Combined Networks Meeting and Workshop on 'Faults and their significance for large-scale CO2 storage'

 These reports are summaries of the meetings held in August 2019 by IEAGHG; the Monitoring & Environmental Research Combined Networks Meeting and IEAGHG's first workshop on 'Faults and their Significance for Large-Sale CO2 Storage'.These two meeting were held back to back from the 20th – 23rd August 2019 and hosted by the University of Cal...
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IEAGHG and COVID-19

Dear visitorsIEAGHG staff are now working remotely. I hope that you do not notice any difference as our staff are used to working away from the office. They continue to work UK office hours, messages left on the office landlines will be picked up by staff and responded to. Mail in the office is being checked regularly. However our external meetings...
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IEAGHG presents perspective on CCUS at the USDOE Workshop on Representing CCUS in Energy Models

Last week I attended the USDOE Workshop on Representing CCUS at College Park, Maryland, 9 – 11 March 2020. Organised by the US Department of Energy, this was the third workshop bringing energy modellers together with policymakers and economists, plus technology experts covering capture, utilisation and storage. Workshops are held eve...
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UK Government CCS funding pledge is a welcome boost

Although the Government's first Budget since last year's election win was overshadowed by the ongoing Coronavirus situation, carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology did receive a timely £800m boost from the recently installed Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. CCS will be an important tool in helping the Government reach its net zero carbon emissions tar...
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International Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Conference 2020 (iCCUS 2020) 25-26 February 2020, Riyadh

Subtitled "The Role of CCUS in Enabling a Circular Economy", iCCUS 2020 was co-hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain, represented by H.R.H. Abdulaziz Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Energy, and H.E. Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, respectively.  Held over two days in Riyadh, Saud...
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New IEAGHG Technical Report: 2020-01 ‘Monitoring and modelling of CO2 storage: The potential for improving the cost-benefit ratio of reducing risk'

This report was prepared by Battelle and managed on behalf of IEAGHG by Samantha Neades. The intention of this work was to develop an understanding of where future research efforts in CO2 storage technologies should be focused on in the next decade, informing the potential directions for future research in order to fully maximise the potential bene...
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STEMM-CCS Open Science Meeting provides reassurance on offshore environmental monitoring

At the 4th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage, the STEMM-CCS sessions provided a lot of reassurance on offshore environmental monitoring. Held jointly with the STEMM-CCS Open Science Meeting, the workshop attracted 150 CCS specialists from across the globe to the western Norwegian city of Bergen, with the University of Ber...
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4th Offshore Workshop and visit to Northern Lights project

Some 150 participants attended the 4th International Workshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage which was held jointly with the STEMM-CCS Open Science Meeting, and hosted by the University of Bergen, over 11-13 February. The Offshore workshop series was initiated by the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), and organised jointly...
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COP25 and CCS

COP25 was held in Madrid, with impressive reorganisation by the UNFCCC secretariat and Spanish hosts to relocate it from Chile at just a few weeks notice. A main ambition of this COP was agreement on international cooperative mitigation actions, including emissions trading, known as Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. This was the one area of the Par...
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