Statoil evaluating new CO2 storage project on the Norwegian continental shelf

(Jul 03 2017) Gassnova has assigned Statoil to evaluate the development of carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). This will be the first storage site in the world receiving CO2 from several industrial sources.


Pioneering ‘fingerprint’ test will build confidence in geological storage of CO2

(Jun 25 2017) A test developed by Scottish scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites, where man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are stored deep underground, has been used for the first time in Canada.


U.S. DOE to invest $12m in carbon storage research

(Jun 19 2017) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has made $12 million available to advance new geological carbon storage projects that enable safe, cost-effective, and permanent geologic storage of carbon dioxide.


GroundMetrics awarded contract for subsurface CO2 monitoring

(Jun 16 2017) GroundMetrics will be monitoring CO2 in the subsurface through a new project selected for award by the US Department of Energy (DOE).


ETI: enough storage capacity for UK until at least 2050

(Jun 15 2017) The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published a new report which confirms that large scale storage sites using shared infrastructure and existing low risk technologies would provide the lowest cost route to developing car...


Enhancing CO2 storage capacity with brine production

(May 10 2017) The controlled production of brine from saline aquifers beneath the North Sea can greatly increase the amount of carbon dioxide that can be injected for storage according to research.


Gassco awards study jobs for CO2 transport

(May 02 2017) Gassco has been commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to clarify the basis for ship transport of CO2 from capture sites to the storage point.


Pale Blue Dot Energy to review CO2 Transport and Storage business models

(Feb 12 2017) Pale Blue Dot Energy have been awarded a contract from HMG Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to review a range of business models for CO2 transport and storage.


DOE awards $44 million for CO2 storage projects

(Dec 01 2016) 16 carbon storage projects have been selected to receive more than $44 million for cost-shared research and development.


Carbon dioxide injected into basalt converts to rock

(Nov 22 2016) Lab studies on basalt have shown that the rock, which formed from lava millions of years ago and is found throughout the world, can rapidly convert CO2 into stable carbonate minerals.


Results released from Australian CO2 monitoring project

(Nov 17 2016) Geocience Australia and CO2CRC have released new data from three sub-surface release experiments undertaken at the Ginninderra Controlled Release Facility in Canberra, Australia.


DNV GL and EPCRC awarded NOK 40m for pipeline study

(Nov 17 2016) The Norwegian CLIMIT Programme and Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science have awarded DNV GL and Energy Pipelines CRC (EPCRC) just over NOK 40 million for a test programme for CO2 pipelines.


CO2 Capture Project releases CO2 storage report

(Nov 08 2016) A new CO2 Capture Project (CCP) report has been published that looks at international best practice in transitioning from CO2 EOR to CO2 storage sites.


Bacteria could detect leaks at carbon capture sites

(Nov 06 2016) Bacteria and archaea could be used to monitor stored carbon dioxide (CO2) and convert it into useful products, such as ethanol and acetate, say researchers at the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and the University of Oslo.


UN specifications for CO2 storage operational

(Nov 03 2016) UNFC specifications for CO2 storage have been approved.



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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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