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Issue 60 Nov - Dec 2017

(Nov 01 2017)

OGCI and Shell CEO talk carbon capture at Offshore Europe
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 Board Chair of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a group
of 10 oil major CEOs.
Leaders - CCS in the UK
UK restarts CCS ambitions with Clean Growth Strategy
The UK Government has released its Clean Growth Strategy which sets out how the UK
can meet its climate goals while benefiting from low carbon technologies
Clean Growth Strategy shows welcome ambition but lacks firm commitment to CCS
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage welcomed the report but said it fell short of the
Government commitment needed to support CCS
Study shows £129 billion net economic benefit of CCS to UK
Summit Power study shows that an East Coast CCS network could boost the UK
economy by an estimated £160 billion between now and 2060
Econic turning waste CO2 into plastics
Econic Technologies has commercialised a catalyst developed at Imperial College
London that enables manufacturers to use waste carbon dioxide to produce polyols, a
key building block in polyurethane plastics, lowering CO2 emissions and saving money

Projects and policy

The role of CCS in meeting climate policy targets
University College London has produced a report, commissioned by the Global CCS
Institute, to further understanding of the potential contribution of CCS to a low carbon
world, and the policies that may support that contribution
aCQurate project developing integrated CO2 storage monitoring
CMC Research Institutes in Canada has teamed up with SINTEF Petroleum Research in
Norway to advance a new method for monitoring carbon dioxide geologically stored at
onshore and offshore sites, such as the Norwegian Continental Shelf
London Global CCS Institute meeting - UK now laggards?
Perhaps the UK can now be seen as as a global laggard in roll-out of carbon capture
and storage, as we see renewed interest in the US, China, Australia, Japan and the
Middle East, said Brad Page, CEO of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
What to do with (industrial) CO2? Policies tailored to potentials
A new report co-authored by HeidelbergCement and Bellona Europa, on behalf of the
Zero Emissions Platform, delves into the various options energy-intensive industries
have to stay competitive in a low-carbon economy
Climeworks combines CO2 direct air capture with storage
Swiss cleantech company Climeworks has partnered with Reykjavik Energy to combine
direct air capture (DAC) technology with permanent geological storage
UKCCSRC Autumn Biannual
UKCCSRC Biannual Poster Prize winners
Three Early Career Researchers won prizes for their posters summarising research -
Sergio Ramirez Solis, Revelation Samuel and Thomas Spitz. By Adeola Awoyomi
Capture and utilisation
Distinct regions confirmed in carbon capture and synthesis solvent
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research into ionic liquid solvents confirmed
distinct regions in a popular carbon capture and synthesis solvent for the first time
Transport and storage
GPUSA seismic monitoring system tracks CO2 geological storage
A first-of-its kind permanent, continuous seismic monitoring system will be tested at a
new facility in western Canada that develops and demonstrates technologies for
secure underground storage of carbon dioxide
Statoil, Shell and Total enter CO2 storage partnership
The partners have signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of
carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf


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