Future of UK oil&gas is in offshore CO2 storage industry

(Oct 10 2018) Prof Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS Director, will tell the Scottish Affairs Select Committee that carbon capture and storage offers a lifeline to the UK oil and gas industry as it faces an unavoidable transition to a low-carbon economy...


UCalgary field research station to test nanoparticles to better monitor subsurface CO2

(Aug 28 2018) More than a dozen PhD students and postdocs from Norway have been learning about techniques being developed at the University of Calgary to use nanoparticles to monitor CO2 in the subsurface.


Alberta Carbon Trunk Line finance and construction agreement

(Aug 08 2018) Enhance Energy and Wolf Carbon Solutions have entered into a project development and coordination agreement for the construction and operation of the Alberta Carbon Trunk Line.


U.S. DOE awards $10.7m for carbon storage research

(Jul 26 2018) The projects will advance tools and methods for assessing the state of stress and geomechanical impacts within the subsurface associated with underground carbon storage.


WellDog, Virginia Tech and Carbon GeoCycle jointly verify CO2 geological storage

(Jul 01 2018) First direct verification of geologic sequestration of CO2 opens door for carbon sequestration efforts to proceed with greater confidence


Cellula Robotics awarded National Oceanography Center STEM-CCS Contract

(Jul 01 2018) The contract covers the design, build, testing and offshore support of a tool to place a seven meter curved pipe into the seabed to inject CO2.


Scottish researchers show safety of CO2 storage

(Jun 20 2018) The research shows that captured carbon dioxide can be stored safely for thousands of years by injecting the liquefied gas deep underground into the microscopic pore spaces of common rocks.


DOE awards $29.6 million to three carbon storage projects

(May 24 2018) The projects chosen will determine the feasibility for commercial-scale storage complexes that can hold 50+ million metric tons of carbon.


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.


$2.5M grant funds real-time monitoring of underground carbon sequestration

(Mar 26 2018) Researchers from Penn State, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Texas at Austin are partnering on a new $2.5-million project to illuminate what happens to carbon dioxide during underground sequestration.


SaskPower CCS surpasses 2 million tonnes

(Mar 26 2018) Since operations began in October 2014, the carbon capture and storage (CCS) process at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station has prevented a total of more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.


“Early warning” CO2 monitoring technique

(Feb 16 2018) University of Edinburgh research showing how naturally occurring noble gases can be used to track the movement of carbon dioxide injected underground could provide a reliable monitoring technique for carbon storage operators.


DNV GL launches CCS certification framework

(Jan 17 2018) DNV GL has launched both a framework for certifying geological storage of carbon dioxide and a recommended practice for the design and operation of CO2 pipelines.


ELEGANCY – accelerating CCS deployment by combining CCS and hydrogen

(Nov 29 2017) The project will investigate how hydrogen production can be accommodated in a CCS system, thus reducing CO2 emissions.



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Issue 64 - July - Aug 2018

CCS in Australia - CS-Cap: Development of an SO2 tolerant post combustion CO2 capture process .. CSIRO pilot plant demo of aqueous ammonia CO2 capture How OGCI is trying to enable a commercial CCUS industry .. NET Power project achieves first fire .....


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