University of Houston begins project with Oil India

(Sep 27 2017) Researchers from the University of Houston have begun a $1.4 million project to demonstrate using carbon dioxide captured from nearby petrochemical plants to boost oil recovery in a field in the Indian state of Assam.

DOE invests $36m in carbon capture projects

(Sep 25 2017) U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies.

CO2 fingerprint method to be tested in Alberta

(Sep 25 2017) The method developed at Edinburgh University that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of CO2 is to be used by a leading research project in Canada.

International partnership focusses on EOR and CCS

(Sep 25 2017) University of Calgary and Norwegian University of Science and Technology team up on energy research and graduate student training. By Mark Lowey.

CO2 Solutions partners with Carbicrete in Carbon XPrize competition

(Sep 25 2017) This partnership constitutes a third entry for CO2 Solutions in this competition.

OGCI and Shell CEO talk carbon capture at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen

(Sep 16 2017) There were some discussions about carbon capture at Offshore Europe, the oil and gas trade show in Aberdeen on September 5-8 – including some thoughts from Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden, and an update from Gerard Moutet, Executive ...

Canada invests $950k in carbon capture facility

(Sep 15 2017) The investment in state-of-the-art equipment for the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute will help the CCCI to develop and scale up capture and conversion technologies as developers move them closer to market.

CO2 Solutions looks at commercial mining project

(Sep 11 2017) CO2 Solutions will conduct a preliminary engineering study to assess the viability of applying its enzymatic carbon capture technology in a potential 32-tonne per day CO2 capture project for an undisclosed client in the mining and metals industry.

University of Kentucky receives CO2 capture grant

(Sep 10 2017) The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research has received a $300,000 grant through the Shanxi Research Institute for Clean Energy of Tsinghua University in China.

FuelCell Energy works with NRG Energy Center on project

(Sep 01 2017) The NRG Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, owned by NRG Yield, will host a fuel cell power plant under a previously awarded U.S. Department of Energy contract.

Leaks will not sink carbon capture and storage

(Sep 01 2017) A Princeton University study shows CO2 storage would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks.

Indian Oil and LanzaTech to build gas to bioethanol refinery

(Aug 31 2017) Indian Oil Corporation Limited and LanzaTech ave signed a Statement of Intent to construct the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India.

Econic Technologies develops tunable catalyst for CO2 conversion

(Aug 30 2017) The catalyst, developed by a team of British scientists, converts CO2 into polyols, a key building block in polyurethane plastics.

DOE invests $4.8 million in projects to advance beneficial use of CO2

(Aug 10 2017) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected an additional five projects to receive $4.8 million to investigate novel uses of carbon dioxide captured from coal-fired power plants.

Swayana to introduce LanzaTech technology to South Africa

(Aug 06 2017) Swayana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LanzaTech to collaborate on developing projects for the production of ethanol and higher value products from waste gases in the ferroalloy and titania smelting sectors.

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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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