New catalyst developed at U of T upgrades CO2 into renewable hydrocarbons

(May 21 2018) The process developed at the University of Toronto converts CO2 into ethylene using sunlight as an energy source.


Drax to pilot carbon storage project

(May 21 2018) Pilot could lead to Drax’s biomass power generation becoming carbon negative, putting Britain at the forefront of the race to develop BECCS.


Element Energy/ Vivid Economics report says CCS won’t work without public-private collaboration

(May 15 2018) A new report shows that improving the dialogue and collaboration between public and private stakeholders would be crucial in supporting the deployment of CCS.


Federal Funding to Expand UK CAER Carbon Capture Research

(May 01 2018) The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) was one of nine organizations selected to receive Phase I funding of a three-phase project as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilot program.


UAlberta technology could recycle methane emissions and reduce hydrocarbon extraction

(Apr 27 2018) As part of the Future Energy Systems research initiative, University of Alberta biological sciences researcher Lisa Stein and chemical engineering researcher Dominic Sauvageau are genetically engineering non-hazardous bacteria th...


SoCalGas and Opus 12 develop technology to convert CO2 to methane

(Apr 27 2018) A new electrolyzer technology can convert the unwanted carbon dioxide in raw biogas directly to pipeline quality natural gas using renewable electricity, simplifying the process of storing surplus renewable electricity as renewable natural gas.


Shell publishes 'Sky' energy transition report

(Apr 27 2018) The Sky Scenario illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Stanford researchers find carbon capture a financial opportunity for U.S. biofuels

(Apr 24 2018) With recent tax credits and other policies, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground is not only possible but profitable for U.S. biofuel refineries.


Cement technology roadmap plots path to cutting CO2 emissions 24% by 2050

(Apr 15 2018) A combination of technology and policy solutions could provide a pathway to reducing direct carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry according to the IEA and Cement Sustainability Initiative.


Carbon XPRIZE announces ten finalists

(Apr 15 2018) The 10 finalists, each taking home an equal share of a $5 million milestone prize, will demonstrate CO2 conversion in real world conditions.


Algae and BECCS to produce food, electricity and reduce CO2

(Apr 13 2018) The ABECCS system can act as a carbon dioxide sink while also generating food and electricity.


DOE announces $9m for CO2 storage with EOR projects

(Apr 11 2018) Up to $9 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development are available for "Developing Technologies for Advancement of Associated Geologic Storage in Basinal Geo-Laboratories."


New research gives precise look at underground CO2 abatement process

(Apr 08 2018) New research by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on what happens underground when CO2 is injected into basalt.


Paris targets can be met if fossil fuel producers pay for CO2 storage

(Apr 05 2018) A new study by SCCS scientists suggests that the Paris Agreement’s climate targets can be met rapidly if fossil fuel producers are obliged to pay for the storage of progressively increasing amounts of carbon emissions resulting from their products.


NETL releases Carbon Capture Simulation Toolset as open source software

(Apr 03 2018) The CCSI Toolset is a suite of computational tools and models designed to help maximize learning and reduce cost and risk during the scale-up process for carbon capture technologies.



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Issue 63 - May - June 2018

The Oil & Gas Issue: CCS is back on the EU agenda and the oil & gas industry can help .. Industrial CO2 capture: the case of LNG plants .. ACT Acorn full-chain integrated project Hazelwood pilot - a new CO2 absorber offers cost reductions .. Offshor.....


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