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IEA GHG publishes a number of topical reports that aim to provide an overview of the latest research and knowledge relating to particular abatement technologies.

Currently available reports include:


What Have we Learned?

This report sumarises key learning points on CO2 Capture from Phase 5 of the IEAGHG Programme. Phase 5 commenced in January 2005.

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IEAGHG Storage Research Networks

This report sumarises the work of the following networks

  • Risk Assessment
  • Monitoring
  • Geological Storage Modelling
  • Wellbore Integrity
  • Social Research
  • Joint Network Meeting

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IEAGHG Summer School Series

This report sumarises the first 4 IEAGHG summer schools

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Natural and Industrial Analogues for Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

This report addresses the following topics:

  •  Can CO2 be stored successfully deep underground?
  • Where can CO2 be stored deep underground?
  • Can the injected CO2 remain underground?
  • Can CO2 in underground storage sites leak to the surface?
  • Can CO2 affect the rocks/minerals it is in contact with?
  • Is geological CO2 storage safe?

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Market Effects of CCS in the CDM (2008/13)

This technical report is freely available to assist the CDM Executive Board’s task set to it in Poznan, to assess the implications of the possible inclusion of CO2 capture and storage in geological formations as clean development mechanism project activities, taking into account technical, methodological and legal issues.

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Natural Releases of CO2

IEA GHG commissioned eminent geologists from the British Geological Survey and CRIEPI in Japan to provide a factual and balanced overview of natural CO2 releases from underground sources and their relevance to geological CO2 storage. This report provides a summary of their findings.

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Five CCS Summary Reports

IEA GHG has prepared a number of summary reports on CCS that aim to provide more general information on the topic for both stakeholders and the public. This PDF contains five reports in one file (45MB), as follows:

  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Storing CO2 Underground
  • Capturing CO2
  • Geologic Storage of CO2
  • Natural Releases of CO2

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Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

Avoiding severe limate change is an enormous challenge. CCS is one of the measures capable of helping to reduce man made CO2 emissions and is central to meeting that challenge.

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Voluntary Carbon Offsets

This report discusses the advantages and disadvantages of voluntary carbon offsets as a mechanism for reducing GHG emissions. It defines offsets and explains what makes a ‘quality offset’. It describes the various standards for offsets, explains how the market operates, and lists the main providers and purchasers.

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Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

This report looks at the factors governing the best assurance of safe and secure geologic storage. This includes a project that is well designed and conducted properly and carefully. More detailed explanations, including questions to ask about proposed projects to ensure that they are being conducted properly are available in this booklet.

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Storing CO2 Underground

This report provides a summary of how CO2 can be captured and stored in geological formations and hjosirljosirts the benefits. The report identifies the best regions for suitable storage sites and provides a concept for what a future CO2 storage operation mjosirt look like.

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CO2 Capture

This report provides a summary of CO2 capture processes. It also evaluates the effect of CO2 capture on different power plant technologies, examining plant performances, investment and production costs as well as environmental impacts. The report also discusses the facors than may influence the choice of power plant technology and CO2 capture method.

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IEA GHG Weyburn CO2 Monitoring & Storage Project

This report provides a summary of the achievements on the first phase of this major international action to monitor injected CO2 in a depleted oil field. The project has been managed by PTRC in coordination with ENCANA. IEA GHG supported the technical programme of the project.

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Ocean Storage of CO2

IEA GHG undertook a series of expert workshops that examined the state of knowledge about CO2 injection in the deep ocean. This report reviews the results of these workshops. It considers what research is needed to ensure that sufficient information becomes available to understand the potential benefits and consequences of ocean storage of CO2.

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