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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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PCCC4: 4th Post-Combustion-Capture-Conference, organised by IEAGHG

IEAGHG organised the fourth Post Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC4) in Birmingham, Alabama, supported by NCCC. The event attracted 110 attendees from 16 countries and included two visits to full-scale Carbon Capture facilities, the NCCC and Kemper sites. PCCC-4 opened with a visit to the NCCC facilities, where we were lucky to see the membrane-b...
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NETL CO2 Capture Technology Review Meeting, 21-25 August 2017

As it does annually at this time of year, NETL chose Pittsburgh to host the 2017 review of the results and future plans of CO 2 capture technology projects that currently receive funding from the US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy. With the DOE having some involvement in the vast majority of research and development on CO 2 capture i...
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CO2 Storage and Geothermal Energy benefit from mutual technology applications

One of the highlights from the US DOE Carbon Storage and oil and natural gas Technologies Review Meeting between 1st and 3rd August 2017, was a summary from, Robert Vagnetti of NETL on the current US geothermal FORGE programme (Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy). This energy source is not only relatively abundant in the US it a...
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Technology innovation that can enhance the monitoring of CO2 in the subsurface explained at the US DOE Carbon Storage Meeting

The US DOE annual Carbon Storage Review meeting, held in Pittsburgh 1-3 August, included presentations on the latest technology innovations currently under development in the country. One of the challenges of secure subsurface storage is the ability to track CO 2 in deep reservoirs. Fibre-optic distributed acoustic sensors (DAS) are attracting incr...
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Offshore Storage Potential Presented at US DOE Carbon Storage Meeting

  The US DOE held its annual Carbon Storage Review meeting in Pittsburgh 1-3 August. This is always an interesting meeting because all the CCUS R,D&D projects funded by the US DOE have to present and be reviewed, and was attended by some 250 participants. This year was even more interesting because of the sixteen CarbonSAFE integrated proj...
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CCS Measuring, Monitoring & Verification (MMV) – Engagement Day, NOC, Southampton 17th July 2017

  Secure retention of CO 2 in offshore storage sites will depend on reliable measuring, monitoring and verification (MMV) to ensure that any unplanned releases can be detected. The marine environment also needs to be characterised so that potential changes caused by a release of CO 2 can be distinguished from natural variability. The Energy Te...
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Boundary Dam Visit during IEAGHG’s Summer School

  Last week I was lucky enough to visit my first ever CCS site whilst attending the IEAGHG Summer School. SaskPower hosted the students for a day at Boundary Dam which included a visit to the Shand testing facilities and Aquistore storage site. For me this trip was a particular highlight of the week as I was able to finally see all the researc...
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