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Report from UTCCS-4 – a four year review of GCCC achievements

  The University of Texas held their biennial conference on CCUS, UTCCS-4 on the 30-31 January. This conference combines the Texas Carbon Management Program's amine-based capture research, the Gulf Coast Carbon Center's applied research in storage, and the Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security program's more fundamental research i...
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Do you enjoy a sandwich? Then you need to think about the GHG impact!!

The origin of the word 'sandwich' for an item of food may have originated from a story about John Montagu, the 4 th Earl of Sandwich. It is said that in approximately1762, he asked for meat to be served between slices of bread to avoid interrupting a gambling game. This story may have been rumour but soon people are reputed to have started ordering...
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CSLF Ministerial in the United Arab Emirates

  The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) meetings in Abu Dhabi, UAE, were held from 4-6 December and concluded with the 7 th CSLF Ministerial Meeting. The CSLF is a government-to-government agreement on developing CCS, it started in 2003 and now has 25 member countries and the European Commission, and consists of a Technical Group, a...
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End of COP-23

  There will be much analysis into the details coming out of COP-23, but my short summary is as follows. Progress was made in general in the details of the 'rulebook' for the Paris Agreement, but there is a lot of work still to do. As a result it is suggested there may need to be an extra UNFCCC Parties meeting before COP-24 in order to be rea...
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Second ECRA/CEMCAP Workshop - CCS in the Cement Industry

  CEMCAP held its second ECRA/CEMCAP workshop in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the 7 th November. CEMCAP is a collaborative project funded by the H2020 program which aims to increase the TRL of carbon capture systems applied to the cement industry and decrease the costs associated. Within the innovative concepts under development, we can find new co...
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IEAGHG at COP-23. End of week one

  On Saturday we reached the end of the first week of COP-23 , which is meeting in Bonn from 6 to 17 November. Whilst physically in Bonn, the formal host is Fiji, the first time a small island state has presided over a COP. Fiji asked that a focus of this COP to be on oceans, and we responded in our UNFCCC Side-event on the 7 th November (see ...
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COP-23 Side-event on CCS and Oceans and Small Island States

Yesterday was our Side-event, co-organised with The University of Texas, Bellona and CCSA. It was well attended, with around 150 attendees, and lots of good questions. The side event started with Dr Carol Turley OBE presenting an update on ocean acidification and its significant impacts on the planet; even the NDCs pledged so far will still cause a...
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COP22 Starts

  Coming straight on the heels of the ratification of the Paris Agreement COP22 in Marrakech starts today. the COP22 will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages. At yesterday's openin...
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New IEAGHG Technical Review: 2017-TR7 Reducing Emissions from Natural Gas Supplies

  A new technical review from IEAGHG summarising the current research on the reducing emissions from the natural gas supply chain. This technical review has been undertaken with the aim of providing a summary of the current status of research into greenhouse gas emissions in the natural gas supply chain. Although 90% or more of the CO 2 produc...
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CO2STCAP- Partial Capture on Industrial Sources

  As part of the CO 2 STCAP project, last week I went to the review meeting in Stockholm. Concurring with this, the 4 th October was the Cinnamon Buns Day in Sweden and we celebrated both, the last advances on the project and such a nice local pastry. This project, funded by the CLIMIT program, Swedish Energy Agency and participant partners, i...
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Progress on Ratification of the London Convention’s Export Amendment for CCS

  It is the 39 th meeting of the London Convention and the 12 th meeting of the London Protocol this week, the global treaties that protect the marine environment. The detailed work on transboundary CCS was completed in 2012 (see IEAGHG 2013-IP26 and 2014-IP19) but outstanding is the ratification of the 2009 amendment for CO 2 export which wou...
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What’s in an abbreviation? More than you think!!!

  The IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme is formed under an agreement framed by the International Energy Agency in Paris. There are nearly 40 such agreements, which used to be called Implementing Agreements. The term Implementing Agreement caused a lot of confusion and what it stood for was difficult to communicate especially to non-native E...
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Global CCS Symposium at Regina

  The International CCS Knowledge Centre held its first Global CCS Symposium with a theme of "Advancing a Path Forward", supporting the goal of the Centre to advance CCS globally. Some 160 attendees from 11 countries participated, including from China, Mexico, Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Africa, and from India by video, as well as Norway, Aus...
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NetPower Visit

  As part of the Mission Innovation CCUS workshop in Houston, we visited the Net Power project at La Porte. This is a pilot-scale demonstration of a novel direct-fired oxy-fired supercritical-CO 2 gas turbine based on the Allam Cycle. In fact Rodney Allam himself was present and co-hosted the visit with Bill Brown the CEO of Net Power. The par...
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Mission Innovation CCUS workshop, Houston, Texas

Mission Innovation (MI) is an international initiative seeking to double each government's investments in clean energy research and development over the next five years, with the goal of accelerating the pace of technology innovation to meet economic competitiveness, environmental, and energy security demands. It is estimated that the clean energy ...
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2017-TR11 IEAGHG 2017 Peer Review of US RCSP Phase III Projects

The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Program (RCSP) in the USA has been engaged in its third phase of operation since 2008. This phase has involved large scale (0.25 to 1 Mt/y) injection of CO 2 into six geological formations across North America since 2013. The DOE, through the National Energy Technologies Laboratory (NETL), manages the ...
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2017-TR11 IEAGHG 2017 Peer Review of US RCSP Phase III Projects

  The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Program (RCSP) in the USA has been engaged in its third phase of operation since 2008. This phase has involved large scale (0.25 to 1 Mt/y) injection of CO 2 into six geological formations across North America since 2013. The DOE, through the National Energy Technologies Laboratory (NETL), manag...
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5th CCS Cost Network Workshop (13th-14th September 2017)

  The 5 th Cost Network Meeting took place in Imperial College London, chaired by John Gibbins, from UKCCSRC. With the presence of a varied scientific community, once again this workshop was full of valuable presentations. The meeting was divided in two days, starting with a review on the UK studies and large CCS projects. From those sessions,...
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IPIECA workshop – “Making CCS Fly”

​ IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. They held a workshop on CCS on the 12 th September at BP in London, bringing in a range of stakeholders to identity the key roles and actions to speed up CCS. Sessions covered costs and technical issues, policies and public issues, regional perspectives, bu...
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7th HTSLCN Meeting

  The high temperature solid looping cycles (HTSLC) network meeting covers technology developments in fields where a solid material is cycled between multiple reactors at elevated temperatures. The scope of the IEAGHG HTSLC Network is to discuss recent progress in solids looping cycles such as calcium looping and sorption enhanced reforming fo...
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