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Technical Review

The Landscape of Carbon Dioxide Capture, Storage and Management (CCSM) Education in the UK

  • 1 August 2009
  • Industry Insights
  • Public Perception

This report was commissioned by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) to assist the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) task force in the assessment of international graduate degrees at MSc and PhD level on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Storage, and Carbon Management (hereinafter CCSM) from universities. The scope of this report is to identify academic perspectives and programs in the areas of CCSM currently available in the United Kingdom (UK). The information assembled in this report was sought from the internet, email contacts and visiting key universities. This report addresses the major findings and discusses the current landscape of CCSM education in the UKThis report has concentrated on courses provided in the UK. In addition, mention should be made that from a base in the UK the IEA GHG organises an annual International CCS Summer School. This is hosted at different locations worldwide each time; Germany, Canada and Australia in the first three years. This course offers an intensive week in all aspects of CCS, from capture to storage, and non-technical topics such as economics, policy, regulation, safety and public communication.   

Technical Review

Otway Basin Pilot Project - Annual Expert Review of Monitoring and Verification Programme

  • 1 June 2009
  • Industry Insights
  • Storage

IEA GHG has produced a revised set of criteria for assessment of plants, particularly power plants with CO2 capture, making use of information from EPRI and others. The revised criteria should be used by IEA GHG for its future studies. Other organisations are encouraged to use the criteria to provide consistency of results. Preliminary criteria have been specified for alternative locations and these should be finalised with local organisations at the time when IEA GHG undertakes its first study for each alternative location. Other alternative locations could be considered in future, at the request of IEA GHG's members. As a follow on to this report IEA GHG will assess the feasibility of providing standard assessment criteria for CO2 transport and storage and it will develop methodologies for comparing the relative merits of CCS and alternative low-CO2 technologies.

Technical Review

Criteria for Technical and Economic Assessment with Low CO2 Emissions

  • 1 May 2009
  • Capture
  • Costs of CCUS

The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) undertakes studies to assess technologies for abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. IEA GHG has concentrated on CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) applied to power generation but it has also assessed CCS in other industries and will compare the relative merits of CCS and alternative greenhouse gas abatement options. Soon after IEA GHG started operation in 1991 it produced a set of standard technical and economic criteria for assessment of power plants with capture to ensure that its studies are undertaken on a consistent basis, as far as possible. These criteria have continued to be used since then, with some minor modifications.

Technical Review

Partial Capture of CO2

  • 1 May 2009
  • Capture

This report is a brief review of the technology and costs of partial capture of CO2. The report does not attempt to prescribe policies for mandating CO2 capture and whether partial capture should be part of a policy for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. IEA GHG provides technical information which can be used by policy makers but it does not intend to be policy prescriptive

Technical Review

What Have We Learned from IEAGHG Storage Activities

  • 1 February 2009
  • Industry Insights
  • Storage

This report summarises key learning points on CO2 geological storage from Operating Phase 5 of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG), which commenced in 2005 and effectively coincided with the publication of the IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (IPCC SRCCS). IEA GHG activities revolve mainly around contracted studies and organisation of the international research networks. IEA GHG studies are chosen by programme members and sponsors from a wide list of proposals, ensuring those selected are focussed on topical technical issues. Study reports issued from 2005 onwards have contributed significant knowledge to major storage topics, including: regional capacity estimation; economics; environmental impact and risk assessment; well integrity and remediation of seepage; and development issues for deep saline formations.

Technical Review

Scoping Study on Operating Flexibility of Power Plants with CO2 Capture

  • 1 September 2008
  • Capture

This report reviews existing work on the operating flexibility of power plants with CO2 capture, discusses techniques which could be used to assess flexibility and proposes further work that could be undertaken on this subject. Operating flexibility of power plants is likely to become more important in future as more renewable power systems with variable outputs are built to reduce CO2 emissions. Operating flexibility could be a significant factor in the choice of the optimum CO2 capture technology and it may also affect the extent to which CCS will be used in future.

Technical Review

ERM - Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in the clean development mechanism

  • 1 April 2007
  • Industry Insights
  • Policy & Regulation

In September 2005 project design documents and methodologies for two carbon dioxide capture and storage projects under the Clean Development Mechanism were submitted for approval. The CDM Executive Board were unable to agree how CCS projects should be handled and sought advice from COP/MOP. This initiated a process of wider consultation. The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme sounded out its members and interested organisations to determine the level of interest in developing CCS projects under the CDM and found it to be sufficient to warrant organizing a workshop. At this first workshop, held in London in April 2006, the main issues which needed to be addressed when formulating a methodology and preparing a Project Design Document for such projects were discussed in order to determine whether a common approach was possible. Several organizations indicated that they were contemplating the possibility of undertaking CCS projects and that in some cases these might be in countries eligible for hosting CDM projects. Furthermore there was a considerable degree of consensus on how the main issues surrounding monitoring and storage site integrity could be handled.

Technical Review

SRCCS Gap analysis

  • 1 October 2006
  • Industry Insights

The IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEA GHG) was actively involved in the development of the IPCC Special Report on Capture and Storage (SRCCS). Three of its then Programme team were directly involved in 5 out of the 9 chapters. The chapters concerned were: 1 (Introduction), 2 (Sources of CO2), 3 (Capture), 4 (Transport) and 5 (Geological Storage). In addition, IEA GHG’s technical study reports were drawn upon by many of the chapters as reference material for their chapters, as were the proceedings and peer reviewed journals from the GHGT conference series that IEA GHG organizes. Because of its active involvement in the construction of the report IEA GHG was considered to be well placed to comment on the findings of this report

Technical Review

IPCC SRCCS Media Impact

  • 1 July 2006
  • Industry Insights
  • Public Perception

To undertake this review of media impact IEA GHG agreed contracts with two specialist organisations. The first of these studies was agreed with the Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and the second with Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester, UK. Two contracts were agreed because of the different approaches used and the different geographical distribution of the media searches proposed. The Copernicus Institute proposed to use a web based search tool to review media articles in the European press, the countries covered included; UK , Netherlands, France, Spain , Italy and Germany. In contrast, the Tyndall Centre study involved a dedicated exercise where an individual would review news articles in the English speaking press alone. This review covered newspaper articles in: UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In each case, articles were scanned for three months before the release of the IPCC SRCCS (released week 39, 26th -30th September 2005) and for three months after. Overall, it was considered that the two studies gave a good global coverage of media response covering most regions of the world that were actively developing CCS projects with the noted exception of Japan.

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