Carbon Capture: the technology we cannot afford to ignore

(Nov 03 2016) Sally Benson is Stanford University’s professor of energy resources engineering. She talked to Inside Energy after Shell's Quest project in Alberta, Canada, achieved a significant step forward in its first year: more than one mil...

Berkeley lab digs deep for clean energy solutions

(Nov 03 2016) Scientists study rock fracturing to accelerate advances in energy production and waste storage technologies.

EERC and Hitachi improve CO2 storage estimation

(Sep 20 2016) The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is working with NETL and Hitachi High Technologies America to improve assessment methods for estimating the storage capacity of CO2 in tight shale formations.

USGS studies groundwater sampling for CO2 storage

(Sep 01 2016) Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey and their partners have completed a comparison study of deep-groundwater sampling techniques to provide guidance on the best available methods to accurately reflect the effectiveness of th...

CO2 can be stored ten times longer than needed

(Aug 01 2016) A Cambridge University study of naturally occurring 100,000 year old CO2 reservoirs shows no significant corroding of cap rock, suggesting the gas hasn’t leaked.

CO2 fingerprint discovery enables safe storage of greenhouse gas

(Jul 25 2016) Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have found an inexpensive way to help monitor the safe storage of carbon dioxide captured from power stations and industrial sources.

Water sampling technique to monitor underground CO2 storage

(Jul 12 2016) A simple, cost-effective way to monitor CO2 stored underground has been developed by a UK-Australian collaboration.

Scottish study of CO2 flow through North Sea geology will help select storage sites

(Jul 07 2016) Scientists at the University of Strathclyde have secured funding for a four-year project to study the ability of complex rock strata beneath the North Sea to trap CO2 securely.

DOE Announces $68.4 Million in Funding to Advance the Safe and Permanent Storage of CO2

(Jun 26 2016) The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $68.4 million for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects.

Ancient rocks yield hard facts on safe storage of greenhouse gas

(Jun 21 2016) Natural underground reservoirs of carbon dioxide are giving scientists vital clues how best to store man-made emissions of the greenhouse gas.

CarbFix project demonstrates permanent CO2 storage in rocks

(Jun 12 2016) CarbFix has published a paper in Science that demonstrates that it is possible to permanently store carbon dioxide as minerals in basaltic rock.

DOE selects projects demonstrating water production from CO2 storage

(Jun 06 2016) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected two projects that will test emerging enhanced water recovery (EWR) technologies for their potential to produce useable water from carbon dioxide storage sites.

Heriot Watt receives European award for growing smart rocks

(May 26 2016) Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer at Heriot-Watt has received a European Research Council Advanced Award to grow ‘smart rocks’.

University of Queensland project looks at rock reactivity

(May 16 2016) Scientists are using laboratory and modelling experiments to determine the effect of injecting CO2 into different rocks.

UK CO2 storage asset reaffirmed

(May 12 2016) ETI project confirms there are no major technical hurdles to storing industrial scale CO2 offshore in the UK with sites able to service mainland Europe.

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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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