New technique could make captured carbon more valuable

(Dec 15 2017) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas, a mixture of H2 and CO that can be used to make fuels and chemicals.

Acorn CCS project gets under way

(Dec 07 2017) Scotland's Acorn Project Project has begun a feasibility study after concluding funding from the European Union’s funding round Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT).

Westec successfully passes key milestone with CO2 capture technology

(Dec 04 2017) The pilot-scale project has completed the initial testing phase, using independent testing at the SINTEF facility in Norway.

MIT develops method to convert carbon dioxide into useful compounds

(Dec 04 2017) MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels.

Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

(Dec 04 2017) Researchers have created a new catalyst that brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis — a system that would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy.

National Carbon Capture Center surpasses 100,000 hours of technology testing

(Dec 04 2017) The National Carbon Capture Center, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored research facility managed and operated by Southern Company has surpassed 100,000 hours of technology testing.

Four jurisdictions partner on carbon capture research, cooperation and Knowledge Sharing

(Dec 04 2017) Saskatchewan, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming today jointly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS).

ELEGANCY – accelerating CCS deployment by combining CCS and hydrogen

(Nov 29 2017) The project will investigate how hydrogen production can be accommodated in a CCS system, thus reducing CO2 emissions.

Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes

(Nov 27 2017) Academics from Japan and Australia have assessed the effectiveness of novel hybrid materials known as mixed matrix membranes.

Making progress in monitoring offshore CO2 storage using chemical tracers

(Nov 27 2017) The benefits of knowledge sharing within the international carbon capture and storage (CCS) community have been highlighted by a new research paper, which focuses on the use of chemical tracers in CO2 leakage monitoring for offsh...

Surrey University develops 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane

(Nov 27 2017) The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).

Global Status of CCS Report: 2017

(Nov 23 2017) The Global CCS Institute's flagship report says Paris climate change targets cannot be met without CCS.

IEA holds global summit on carbon capture

(Nov 23 2017) The International Energy Agency held a high-level summit with energy ministers, government officials and chief executives of major energy companies to support a renewed push for investment in carbon capture, utilisation and storage.

DOE funding for offshore CO2 storage in Gulf of Mexico

(Nov 21 2017) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected two projects to receive $8 million in federal funding to assess offshore geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and technology development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stanford studies geological CO2 storage with CT scanners

(Nov 10 2017) Stanford researchers are using CT scanners to help understand how CO2 behaves in geological subsurface storage projects.


Issue 59 Sept- Oct 2017

CCS in the U.S.: Bipartisan support grows for CCS incentives to drive projects .. California extends cap & trade .. Kemper the death knell for CCS? NOT. Korea and China joint CO2 capture research project .. Japan’s big steps toward CO2-free hydroge.....

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