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.


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.



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Issue 56 Mar - Apr 2017

CCS in Canada: CMC Research Institutes opens facilities to XPrize teams - CO2 Solutions’ enzyme catalyst - Technical potential for CCS in Saskatchewan Business opportunities in carbon capture and utilisation - Climeworks captures CO2 directly from t.....



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