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Issue 88 - July - Aug 2021

(Jul 01 2022)

First Movers Coalition launches major expansion at Davos
The First Movers Coalition, a public-private partnership to clean up the most carbon-intensive
industry sectors has expanded to more than 50 corporate members including Alphabet and
Microsoft.
 
Leaders - CCUS in Australia
 
Outcomes of the Otway Stage 3 project
CO2CRC’s Otway Stage 3 project has evolved a range of simpler, less costly, less
invasive and more frequent novel CO2 storage monitoring methods 
 
CSIRO: demonstrating amine-based Direct Air Capture technology
The article provides an overview of an amine-based liquid absorption system for CO2
capture directly from the ambient air (DAC) developed at CSIRO
 
Xodus eyes a global opportunity for CCS
CCS is a hot topic for Australia’s oil and gas industry. As the nation continues to
navigate the energy transition, it is expected to become increasingly important
 
Marubeni and J-POWER fund Glencore CCS project in Australia
Glencore’s CTSCo Project aims to demonstrate CCS, focussing on capturing CO2 from
the Millmerran coal-fired power station and permanently storing it underground
 
Calix and Boral receive funding to develop cement carbon capture project
Boral will receive $30m in funding from the Australian Government to develop the
project with Calix at its cement and lime facilities, targeting 100,000 tonnes/year CO2
 
Projects and policy
 
Nuada: A Step-Change for Commercial Carbon Capture
Dr Conor Hamill, Co-CEO at MOF Technologies explains why a novel system called
Nuada is poised to revolutionise the way industry manages its emissions
 
Flexible transportation solutions for CO2 to storage key for deployment
Carbon Collector’s external affairs manager talks to Bellona about the role and
importance of multiple transportation modalities on the path to net-zero by 2050
 
DNV: Hydrogen at risk of being the great missed opportunity
Hydrogen has a crucial role in decarbonizing the world’s energy system, but uptake will
be too slow. Governments need to make urgent, significant policy interventions 
 
G7 members can lead the world in reducing emissions from heavy industry
A new IEA report lays out recommendations to speed up technology development and
overcome high costs of drastically reducing emissions from steel and cement
 
Update on CCS in Rotterdam - report from the Cato CCS Forum
We heard an update on Rotterdam’s PORTHOS CCS project, further plans for CCS in
the Netherlands, Port of Rotterdam’s hydrogen imports, challenges for Dutch
industry, and how policy is evolving, at a conference in Rotterdam on June 8-9
 
Update on CCS in Norway - report from the Cato CCS Forum continued
Perspectives on CCS within the Norway government, and how the Northern Lights
project is developing, including the State Secretary for Petroleum and Energy
 
Why environmental groups changed their CCS position
Environmental groups / NGOs are more supportive of CCS than they have been before, but not
completely supportive, and not including Greenpeace. A discussion at a Rotterdam event explored what
is going on
 
Update on CCS in the UK
The Offshore Energies UK annual industry conference in Aberdeen on May 24
reviewed developments with CCS in the UK, covering both policy and projects
 
Ørsted to capture and store 400,000 tonnes of carbon in 2025
From 2025, Ørsted will be capturing and storing 400,000 tonnes of carbon a year. The capture potential
is based on Ørsted’s newest straw- and wood chip-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
 
Tata Chemicals Europe opens UK's first large-scale CCS plant
The UK's first industrial scale carbon capture and usage plant has opened, signalling
a key milestone in the race to meet the UK's net zero targets
 
Capture and utilisation
 
Low-cost battery-like device absorbs CO2 emissions while it charges
Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a low-cost device that can
selectively capture carbon dioxide gas while it charges 
 
Textile filter testing shows promise for Carbon Capture
NC State University researchers found they could filter carbon dioxide from air and gas
mixtures at promising rates using a filter that combines cotton fabric and an enzyme
 
Spongy material captures carbon dioxide in cavities
Cornell led researchers are using porous, sponge-like materials that can trap carbon
dioxide in their cavities while allowing other gases such as nitrogen to pass through
 
Transport and storage
 
Imperial researchers win BEIS funding for new modelling approach
The research received almost £1m for a new modelling approach aimed at reducing the
risks and costs of storing CO2 underground
 
Bids invited in UK’s firstever carbon storage licensing round
The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has launched the UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round with a diverse portfolio of 13 sites available across the UK Continental Shelf. 

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Issue 88 - July - Aug 2021

CCUS in Australia - CO2CRC: Outcomes of the Otway Stage 3 project .. CSIRO amine-based Direct Air Capture demonstration .. Xodus eyes CCS opportunity Tata Chemicals opens UK’s first industrial scale CCUS plant .. Nuada: A Step-Change for Commercial .....