2015-07-14 09:54

Scientists lift the veil on sub-seabed carbon storage impact on local ecosystems

- (EU CORDIS) - European seabeds are often scarred or fractured, yet oil industries in the North and Barents seas are storing CO2 below these seabeds to reduce their emissions. Is such sub-seabed CO2 storage a viable solution? A team of EU scientists recently shed light on this matter.

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2015-04-01 09:38

North-east should be proud of carbon capture plans, says expert

(Aberdeen Journals) A leading renewable energy expert has said the north-east should be proud of “globally significant” carbon capture plans unveiled for its biggest town.

Edinburgh University’s Professor Stuart Haszeldine, who specialises in CCS technology, hailed the next step in the ongoing development of Peterhead Power Station.

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2015-03-09 13:15

Scotland could use oil price crash to kick-start CCS

- (The Guardian) - Such was the shock of the oil price's precipitous decline in recent months that tongues were swiftly set wagging about what the explanation could be.

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2015-02-16 11:02

Lessons learned from CCS development in the North of the Netherlands

- (Global CCS Institute Insights - Barend Van Engelenburg) - In this Insight, Barend van Englenburg from CMR Centre for Environmental Expertise and Hanneke Puts, TNO, present an overview of the Dutch planning process for CCS projects in the North of the Netherlands.

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2015-02-04 07:16

VECTORS - Understanding what the seas give us

The website provides access to the research results of the VECTORS project, which can be used to support marine management decisions, policies and governance as well as future research and investment.

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2015-02-03 10:56

"EU needs CCS target" recommends Directive review

- (Bellona) - The CO2 Storage Directive (also known as the 'CCS Directive') has recently undergone a review process to assess its effectiveness.

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2015-02-03 10:53

The carbon capture and storage revolution

- (Adjacent) - Jon Gibbins, Director the of UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) details the progress made with carbon capture & storage (CCS), and how it's gaining momentum... 

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2015-02-03 10:48

Focussed policy support needed for North Sea CCS development

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A report by Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) urgently calls for specific policy support and wider political ambition within the European Union.

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2015-02-01 10:39

Avoiding carbon lock-in

- (Pan European Network) - Dr Ward Goldthorpe, The Crown Estate's portfolio manager for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), discusses the future role of fossil fuel power generation and lessons from the UK's approach to Carbon Capture Readiness.

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2015-01-26 12:52

Killing carbon: Ten years of the EU ETS

- (Business Spectator) - This month the EU Emissions Trading System is 10 years old – which in itself is quite an achievement as there were those at the start who said it wouldn’t last and any number of people over the years who have claimed that it doesn’t work, is broken and hasn’t delivered.

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2015-01-26 12:48

ETS Reform - Where are we now?

- (Bellona) - The first two trading periods of the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS) were marked by a low and volatile carbon price, which failed to incentivise investment in low-carbon technologies and sufficient cuts in CO2 emissions. With the aim of curing the Emission Unit Allowance (EUA) price, the European Commission (EC) submitted a reform proposal, the so-called Market Stability Reserve. Bellona views the EU ETS as a key instrument to attain the EU’s climate change objectives cost-effectively and therefore calls for its comprehensive structural reform to ensure it sends a strong price signal to investors and places us on the right track to attaining a low-carbon economy.

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2015-01-12 10:48

£2.5 million for UK North Sea CO2 storage

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is making £2.5m available to encourage development of CO2 storage in the North Sea.

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2014-11-01 09:52

Scottish CCS leads probing discussions at annual conference

- (Bellona) -  The trend of re-invigorated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) engagement experienced in the last few months was continued today at the annual SCCS Conference held in Edinburgh, UK.

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2014-11-01 09:46

EU leaders agree to boost financial support for CCS

- (Interfax) - The European Council, which represents the heads of the EU member states, has agreed to increase funding for carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects after 2020.

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2014-10-20 08:15

GHGT-12: Study finds 1000 years of carbon storage in Northern Australia

- (Global CCS Institute) - A major potential carbon storage site has been evaluated by Geoscience Australia. The Institute's own Chris Consoli is a co-author of the report and gives an overview here on the key findings.

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2014-10-20 08:04

Sub-seabed CO2 leak experiment shows minimal environmental impact and rapid recovery

The world-first experiment on a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak showed minimal impact on wildlife limited to a small area.

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2014-10-19 08:10

EU pushes back deadlines 2 years in green energy funding scheme

- (Reuters) - European government officials have approved a proposal to delay deadlines for final investment decisions and the operational launch of Europe's first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage plant and 40 renewable energy projects.

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2014-10-13 09:00

Around the world in 22 carbon capture projects

- (The Carbon Brief) - We take you around the world in 22 CCS projects that are operational or under construction according to the Global CCS Institute.

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2014-10-13 08:46

We can meet 2C climate target - and here's how, say energy experts

- (The Guardian) - Meeting a target of keeping global temperature from rising above 2C is still possible, according to 30 leading climate and energy experts.

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2014-10-10 08:55

EU governments push for deadline delays in CO2-cut cash scheme

- (Reuters) -  EU government officials will vote next week on a proposal to delay deadlines for final investment and operation decisions for Europe's first commercial-scale, carbon capture and storage plant and 40 renewable energy projects.

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2014-10-06 09:23

Europe's CCS Directive explained

- (Global CCS Institute Insights - Silvia Vaghi) - This Insight, written by the Institute's Silvia Vaghi, provides an overview of the European Commission's review process for the CCS Directive in Europe, outlining the Institute's formal contribution, role and engagement with our Members during this process.

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2014-10-05 07:25

A momentous day for CCS

- (DECC) - It is a momentous day, clean electricity is generated on a commercial scale from a coal fired power station in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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2014-09-29 09:05

Draft IPCC report urges timely climate mitigation action

- (Bellona) -  A draft report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also called the "Synthesis Report", highlights that ruling out certain technological solutions would entail a significant rise in mitigation costs.

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2014-09-29 08:55

CO2 emissions bury the UN summit

- (Carbon Visuals) -  This dynamic four-minute film, being launched at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York September 2014, shows the part that carbon capture and storage can play in limiting global climate change to 2 degrees.

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2014-09-08 06:42

UK study finds CCS struggling to be heard

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Awareness of carbon capture and storage technology remains "persistently low" amongst the British public whereas knowledge of fracking is high and growing, according to a recent survey conducted by Cambridge University on behalf of the UK CCS Research Centre.

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2014-09-08 06:37

Geoscience Australia testing CO2 monitoring techniques

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A controlled release facility, hosted at the CSIRO's Ginninderra Experimental Station in north Canberra, is designed to simulate surface emissions of greenhouse gases.

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2014-09-02 11:42

University of Wyoming paper calls for more carbon capture research

Federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must involve increased investment in research and development of carbon capture and storage technologies, according to a new paper published by the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) Institute for Carbon Management.

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2014-09-01 11:31

New Australian labs for CCS research

An $18 million CO2CRC-University of Melbourne contract for new laboratories, plant and equipment will be used in a range of CCS activities over the next five years.

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2014-08-18 09:26

Strong support for CCS from across the UK political spectrum

- (Global CCS Institute Insights - Andrew Purvis) - As the United Kingdom (UK) moves towards a general election, expected to be held on 7 May 2015, it is interesting to observe all sides of politics are activity promoting their carbon capture and storage (CCS) credentials.

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2014-08-13 09:12

Locals positive about Carbon Capture Project

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A study from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research supports CCS as a key policy in mitigating climate change.

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2014-08-13 09:01

gCCS system modelling technology used for Shell Peterhead project

Shell Peterhead CCS project will be the first commercial UK user of PSE's gCCS systems modelling environment for whole-chain CCS design and operation.

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2014-07-11 12:49

Capturing CO2 emissions needed to meet climate targets

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A study from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research supports CCS as a key policy in mitigating climate change.

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2014-07-11 12:43

UK and Australia join on CCS research

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) will collaborate.

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2014-07-10 12:37

White Rose project awarded EU funding

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Up to €300M has been awarded to the White Rose CCS project in the UK under the EU NER300 funding competition second call for proposals.

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2014-07-04 09:17

CCS in the Netherlands - and the future of ROAD

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - ROAD, the Dutch flagship CCS project, is currently "essentially mothballed" while the project team wait for financing. Speakers at the CATO conference discussed who should be doing more to get it moving - industry or government?

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2014-06-30 09:21

Norway commits funding to ROAD

- (Bellona) - Bellona welcomes the news of Norwegian Petroleum Minister Tord Lien that Norway commits €12 million (NOK 100 million) to assist in meeting the financing gap of the Dutch CO2 Capture and Storage project ROAD.

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2014-06-23 06:29

Scottish projects win research funding

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Scientists from the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) research partnership have competitively won a 20% share of the £2.57 million funding.

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2014-06-23 06:24

UKCCSRC allocates £2.75M for research

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has today announced the allocation of £2.57 million from its research budget to support 14 new CCS research projects.

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2014-06-23 06:19

Study shows Scotland ready for CCS hub

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A study by Element Energy has shown that all the components are either in place, or can be readily developed, for Scotland to become a CCS hub.

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2014-06-02 08:58

Oil and gas fields in UK could become CO2 dumps, say MPs

- (BBC) - The UK's exhausted oil and gas fields in the North Sea could be transformed into a lucrative dump for Europe's CO2 emissions, MPs say.

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2014-06-02 08:53

CO2 Price to Spur Carbon Capture Will Fall From $125, Shell Says

- (Bloomberg) - The price of emissions needed to spur investment in carbon capture and storage, or CCS, projects will probably drop from a current estimate of about $125 a metric ton, according toRoyal Dutch Shell.

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2014-06-02 08:01

Scottish and Cypriot scientists join to study CO2 storage in Mediterranean

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Scientists from Scotland and Cyprus have formed a research partnership that could open up a new frontier for the storage of CO2 in the eastern Mediterranean.

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2014-06-02 07:57

MPs urge the Government to 'fast track' CCS in the UK

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - MPs have urged the Government to fast-track final funding decisions on two pilot Carbon capture and storage projects at Peterhead and Drax by early 2015.

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2014-06-01 07:52

IEA report finds CCS an essential mitigation technology

- (Global CCS Institute blog - Barry Jones) - The latest major report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on the future of global energy systems continues to demonstrate that CCS is vital if the world is to limit global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius.

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2014-06-01 07:40

Budget 2014: Scientific, environment organisations respond to planned cuts

- (ABC) - Australia's environment and science sectors have been slashed by hundreds of millions of dollars, with agencies axed and programs scrapped.

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2014-05-12 15:12

ETI to develop CCS marine monitoring system

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is developing a monitoring system using marine robotics to provide assurance that carbon dioxide stored deep below the seabed in CCS sites is secure.

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2014-05-12 15:08

UK and Canada further CCS research cooperation

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Research to ensure carbon capture and storage projects are designed and operated in a cost effective, safe, secure way has been furthered with the signing of an agreement by CMC Research Institutes and the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre.

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2014-05-05 18:04

Shell Joins Carbon Capture Project

- (environmental leader) - Shell has joined a research project exploring CO2-driven enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) in the North Sea.

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2014-05-02 18:11

Lead Role For Fugro In Eti’s Carbon Capture And Storage Challenge

- (enineering news) - Fugro GEOS, in partnership with Sonardyne, is leading a three-year, all-British project for the Energy Technologies Institute to develop a carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring system using marine robotics.

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2014-05-01 17:55

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

- (BBC) - The European Commission has confirmed that the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is in line to win the cash (equivalent to about £250m).

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2014-05-01 17:48

The role for CCS explained in latest IPCC report

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - CCS and bio-CCS technologies have been recognised by the IPCC as essential in the mix of climate mitigation technologies necessary to avoid the effects of climate change.

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2014-04-07 14:02

Research cruise to the natural CO2 seep Panarea, Mediterranean Sea

Cruise P469 to the submarine volcanic gas discharge sites off Panarea (Aeolian Islands, South Italy) is conducted within the framework of the ECO2 project (EU) and the Helmholtz-Alliance “ROBEX – Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments”.

30/04  to 23/05/2014 (Bari - Malaga)

chief scientists: Stefan Sommer and Peter Linke 

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2014-04-01 08:35

Global CCS Institute Launches

- (Global CCS Institute blog - Sean McClowry) - Today we launch - a new platform that will make a real impact in how we share information on solutions to climate change. It's been a lot of hard work over the past year and it's great that the big day is finally here.

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2014-03-17 10:48

Opportunities for CO2 storage pilot projects across Europe

A report from CGS Europe provides an overview of the many potential CO2 storage pilot projects across Europe.

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2014-03-17 10:32

South Korea signs CCS collaboration with Australian and German scientists

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The Korea CCS R&D Center (KCRC) has signed strategic agreements with Australian and German researchers to advance CCS.

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2014-03-13 11:03

Delivery to the deep: storing CO2 beneath the seabed

- (Offshore Technology) - the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has mapped the CO2 storage potential under Norway's waters, with an eye to expanding the idea. NPD's project director for CO2 storage Eva Halland reveals more.

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2014-03-04 08:12

Taking carbon capture and storage a step further

- (World Steel Association) - Emirates Steel in the UAE is taking part in an innovative and ambitious project whose aim is to capture, reuse and store 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from its steel plant annually.  The project is scheduled to be completed by 2016. The goal is to produce steel with lower carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere by capturing the CO2 produced in the iron and steel making process, injecting it into existing oil fields for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and storing it at the same time.

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2014-03-03 08:07

Carbon capture and storage 'can compete with offshore wind'

- (Utility week) - A power station fitted with carbon capture and storage can compete with offshore wind on price, a leading figure in the sector claimed on Thursday.

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2014-03-03 07:55

Aberdeen researchers join Scottish CCS group

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have joined Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), the UK's largest grouping of scientists engaged in the research and development of CCS technology.

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2014-03-03 07:48

UK moves ahead with Peterhead project

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK Government has awarded FEED study funding for Shell and SSE's Peterhead CCS Project, as part of its CCS Commercialisation Competition.

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2014-03-01 10:56

SCCS briefing: Europe must integrate CCS into 2030 climate and energy framework to regain lost momentum, other countries moving faster

- (SCCS) - Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) has advised that the European Union must identify and propose quantifiable milestones for carbon capture and storage as part of the new 2030 climate and energy framework.

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2014-02-17 10:36

EU must be more 'ambitious' on rolling-out CCS

- (The Parliament) - The commission's 2030 climate and energy package 'underscores' the value of carbon capture and storage (CCS), but measures must be taken to make it financially viable, says Graeme Sweeney.

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2014-02-07 16:07

£2 Million available for UK CCS research

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The money is available for UKCCSRC (UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre) led CCS research.

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2014-02-06 16:17

CCSA and TUC report outlines UK economic benefits of CCS

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A report by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says that UK electricity prices would be lower if CCS is implemented in the power sector.

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2014-02-06 16:13

CCS covered in The Parliament Magazine

- ( - Policy focus on CCS in the EU (see pages 43 onward).

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2014-01-24 08:18

EU adopts CO2 reduction target

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The EU has adopted a reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions of 40% below the 1990 level by 2030.

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2014-01-23 12:21

7th Dutch CCS symposium

CATO-2 organizes a three-day conference from 18-20 June 2014 celebrating the achievements of integrated CCS research both in the Netherlands and internationally, in co-operation with GCCSI and EAGE. Join us on one or more of these days to learn about the latest developments in capture, regulation, transport, storage, public perception, and implementation of CCS.

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2014-01-18 08:10

EU adopts measures to support CCS

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The EU Parliament has backed a motion by MEP Chris Davies to increase support for CCS technology.

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2014-01-18 08:06

Study finds CCS not essential to Europe climate goals

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - A target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030 could be achieved without CCS.

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2014-01-17 18:33

Nature report about ECO2’s research on offshore CO2 storage

ECO2 convened a special session entitled “Fluid Conduits and Biogeochemical Impacts of Sub-Seabed Carbon Storage (CCS) Leakage” at AGU 2013 Fall Meeting (9th – 13th Dec) in San Francisco, USA. The annual AGU Fall meeting is arguably the largest premier earth and planetary science conference providing an ideal showcase for the ECO2 project to present its research. ECO2 partners, principal investigators as well as PhD students, presented their results within the FP7 project ECO2 during the special session.

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2014-01-16 08:20

Cooling technology could kick-start CO2 storage in the North Sea

- (Bellona) - While most researchers and operators look at the use of chemicals or advanced materials to separate CO2, Norwegian research organization SINTEF suggests cooling the CO2 to liquid form could in fact be both cheaper and less energy demanding.

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2014-01-11 08:23

Carbon Markets Show Glimmers of Recovery in 2014

- (National Geographic) - A year after the launch of its cap-and-trade program, California formally linked its emissions trading scheme with Quebec's-enabling carbon allowances and offset credits to be exchanged between participants in the two jurisdictions.

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2014-01-10 08:28

Peterhead carbon capture: Series of public meetings to be held

- (BBC) - A series of public exhibitions about plans to create a pioneering carbon capture and storage plant at Peterhead are getting under way this week.

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2014-01-10 08:20

Global carbon market to rise 15% in value in 2014

- (Responding to Climate Change) - Cost of EU carbon allowances will rise by 50% on 2013 levels as health of global scheme improves, says a Bloomberg report.

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2014-01-06 09:53

A methodological guide for the assessment of CO2 storage sites

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The European SiteChar project held a conference to discuss the results.

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2014-01-01 10:16

The Industry and the CCS Legal Framework

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Through interviews with both 'upstream' and 'downstream' CCS industry representatives, Marko Maver sets out to examine how the industry has thus far come to perceive the legal and regulatory framework for CO2 storage in the EU and assesses any barriers that remain. By Marko Maver, University of Sheffield, UK

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2013-12-17 06:57

3rd ECO2 Briefing Paper released

ECO2 Briefing Paper No. 3 Assessing the risks, costs, legal framework and public perception of offshore CCS

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2013-12-16 14:40

ZERO releases report about policy instruments for large-scale CCS

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - As there are many studies concerning the question of how to ensure the technological up-scaling of CCS and instruments for this learning phase, ZERO has gone one step further and considered the following question: What are the policy instruments that will take development beyond the first demonstration projects, to the several hundreds of CCS projects?

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2013-12-03 07:49

European Parliament briefing on offshore CCS

- (Bellona) - Amidst a busy week for CO2 Capture and Storage in the EU (read also about a ZEP hearing, NER 300 hearing and Parliament CCS report), comes a briefing on assessing the risks costs, legal framework and public perception of offshore CO2 storage.

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2013-12-02 08:01

The Industry and the CCS Legal Framework

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Through interviews with both 'upstream' and 'downstream' CCS industry representatives, Marko Maver sets out to examine how the industry has thus far come to perceive the legal and regulatory framework for CO2 storage in the EU and assesses any barriers that remain. By Marko Maver, University of Sheffield, UK

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2013-12-02 07:58

Battelle leads CO2 storage with EOR project

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - As part of a national effort to develop methods for carbon storage, Battelle is beginning a large-scale carbon dioxide injection through the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) program in the oil fields of Michigan's Northern Reef Trend.

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2013-12-02 07:45

Energy Institute offshore hazards mitigation research

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The Energy Institute's (EI) CCS committee has published a report, "Hazard analysis for offshore carbon capture platforms and offshore pipelines".

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2013-11-18 10:26

ZEP - CCS essential in light of growing energy demand

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The latest edition of the IEA's World Energy Outlook has confirmed the necessity of CCS, says the EU's Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP).

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2013-11-18 10:11

Why we need CCS to secure future renewables

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The irony of renewables is that their inherent intermittency means that for technologies, such as wind, solar and wave to be adopted at scale, they must be supported by flexible fossil fuel power, at least in the medium term to cope with demand. Frank Ellingsen, Managing Director, CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad.

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2013-11-17 10:37

PM Blog | Ed Gavaghan: Carbon Capture and Storage

- (The Parliament) - The EU's dreams of becoming a world leader in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology are fading fast, explains Ed Gavaghan.

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2013-11-16 10:43

The impact of atmospheric CO2 concentration above 400 ppm

- (Global CCS Institute blog - Yasuki Shirakawa) - Some experts suggest that in order to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, it is necessary to stabilise the CO2 level below 400 ppm, but this is no longer possible.

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2013-11-11 09:22

Report: how to unlock the North Sea's potential CO2 storage

- (Carbon Capture Journal) -Europe can meet its climate change targets and achieve a low-carbon economy by unlocking the North Sea's huge potential as a shared CO2 storage resource, says a report from SCCS.

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2013-11-10 09:31

Energy Ministers endorse CCS as key solution to climate change

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Energy and environment ministers from the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum's (CSLF) member nations endorsed carbon capture and storage technologies as a key component of international plans to combat climate change.

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2013-11-08 09:39

If We Can Bury Carbon Dioxide, Why Not Use It to Make Electricity?

- (MIT Technology Review) - A startup is trying to demonstrate that carbon dioxide can be used to make clean geothermal power economical and far more widespread.

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2013-10-23 11:28

Recent Progress Shows China's Leadership on Carbon Capture and Storage

- (World Resources Institute) - It is common knowledge that China burns a large amount of coal, with the fuel accounting for nearly 70% of China's primary energy consumption in recent years. What is less commonly known is that China is also working on ways to reduce the impact of its coal use, including aggressively pursuing research and demonstration of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology.

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2013-10-19 07:39

Kickstarting CCS in Europe

- (Global CCS Institute blog - Chris Davies) - The timing could hardly be worse. Just as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that global warming is real and man made, it becomes clear that the European Union's programme to develop a principal CO2 reduction strategy has all but collapsed.

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2013-10-19 07:28

Business eyes opportunities from reusing carbon dioxide

- (Responding to Climate Change) - French and German scientists say CO2 is too precious to be buried when it can be used to develop new technologies.

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2013-10-19 07:08

DECC needs to stop treating CCS as an "option"

- (Energy Live News) - DECC needs to get behind Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and stop treating it as a spare option if the technology is to make a significant contribution to cutting Britain's CO2 emissions, the Energy and Climate Change Committee was told.

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2013-10-01 07:59

UK pledges £35m funding for China and Indonesia to develop CCS

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey has announced £35 million funding to support CCS development in Asia with a focus on China and Indonesia.

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2013-10-01 07:56

China and United Kingdom announce collaboration on CCUS

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Scientists and engineers from China and the United Kingdom have formed an initiative that will pave the way for the research, development and demonstration of innovative carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies.

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2013-10-01 07:07

United Kingdom: The Challenges Facing Carbon Capture And Storage

- (mondaq) - The UK government has confirmed funding to take two Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration projects to the next stage of development. However, significant legal and economic challenges remain, both at project and industry level.

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2013-09-24 07:03

Yorkshire carbon dioxide pipeline plans go on show

- (BBC) - Plans to carry carbon dioxide across Yorkshire to the North Sea in a 46-mile (75km) pipeline have gone out to a public consultation.

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2013-09-21 06:48

Norway abandons Mongstad carbon capture plans

- (BBC) - The outgoing government in Norway has buried much-vaunted plans to capture carbon dioxide and store it underground amid mounting costs and delays.

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2013-09-17 06:57

CO2 Stored website gets new mapping tool

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The upgrade improves access to information contained in CO2 Stored on storage sites under the UK seabed, enabling users to find out about storage locations, their characteristics and their storage capacity.

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2013-09-14 07:03

Carbon capture and storage to be monitored by cosmic rays

- (BBC) - Prof Gluyas is working with Dr Lee Thompson at Sheffield University and colleagues at Bath University and Nasa to develop new "passive" methods for cheap monitoring of deep carbon repositories.

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2013-09-11 07:18

In Australia, CO2 storage gets a big boost

- (Reuters) - Australia's prime minister-elect Tony Abbott has pledged to repeal the country's carbon tax to boost economic competitiveness, so it is ironic that Australia is about to host the world's most ambitious project for capturing carbon dioxide and storing it underground.

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2013-09-05 07:45

Carbon storage studies grapple with politics, geology

- ( - Follow the Hudson River a few miles north of New York City and look west across the water, and you'll see a series of cliffs called the Palisades, made of dark gray volcanic rocks called diabase.

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2013-09-05 07:33

EU's focus on renewable energy 'undermining' investment in carbon capture technology, warn MEPs

- ( - The EU must drop its "slavish and counter-productive obsession" with renewable energy targets and embrace alternative low carbon solutions such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), British MEP Vicky Ford has warned.

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2013-09-04 07:39

Gassnova and Statoil enter CO2 storage deal

- (Aften Bladet) - Statoil has been commissioned to examine the feasibility of storing CO2 in the ground at the North Sea-located Troll Field's Johansen formation.

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2013-09-01 09:15

Power from gas + CCS at 54% efficiency?

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - - Engineers at Technology Centre Mongstad of Norway believe that it might be possible to generate electricity from gas with CCS at 54 per cent efficiency - compared to 59 per cent efficiency for a gas turbine without CCS.

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2013-09-01 07:53

DOE and ADM Illinois project advances

- (Carbon Captuer Journal) - The United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has made significant progress in the development and construction of the largest carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project in the U.S.

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2013-08-26 10:59

Fourth EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop

- (EAGE webpage) It is now possible to submit your papers for the 'Fourth EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop' (23-25 April 2014) themed 'Demonstrating storage integrity and building confidence in CCS'.

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2013-08-26 10:46

National Grid completes test drilling for North Sea CO2 storage site

- (CCS Journal) National Grid has successfully completed test drilling of a carbon dioxide storage site in the North Sea - a major milestone in delivering a storage solution for CCS.

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2013-08-09 10:35

Research on geological storage of CO2 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

(EPSRC Press release) - £3.27 million has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of the Research Councils UK Energy programme, to four research projects to study the geological viability and safety of storing CO2 underground in depleted North Sea oil and gas fields or saline aquifers.

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2013-08-02 10:32

Australia spends on carbon capture and storage

- (Energy Live News) - Research into carbon capture and storage Down Under is getting a A$56.6million (£33.2m) boost from the Australian Government.

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2013-08-01 10:24

Energy Secretary Moniz talks fossil fuels, carbon capture

- (Electric Light and Power) - In a July 29 address, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said coal and other fossil fuels would remain a vital part of the energy portfolio of the U.S. for many years to come. Moniz also stressed importance technologies like carbon capture and sequestration can play in cutting the amount of greenhouse gases released by power producers.

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2013-07-22 12:39

DNV KEMA – help manage risks of CO2 handling

- (CC Journal) - DNV KEMA, together with 16 organisations involved in CCS, has published a comprehensive guidance document on CO2 handling, to help people get a better understanding of the risks, and help improve public confidence that the risks have been managed.

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2013-07-15 08:14

Finding ''Goldilocks'' sites for CO2 storage

- (CC Journal) - To implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) successfully, each underground repository will need careful appraisal based on its unique history and setting, according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Bristol.

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2013-07-05 07:16

Bellona promotes revision of EU ETS

- (CC Journal) - In its response to the European Commission’s Green Paper on a 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies, Bellona has put forward a suggestion to structurally and institutionally revise the EU ETS.

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2013-07-03 07:48

CCSNET: new drive for Australian carbon reduction research

- (CC Journal) - Led by CO2CRC, CCSNET is a new network of CCS research facilities aimed at boosting Australian development of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage technology.

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2013-07-02 07:44

ZEP report: "CCS in EU energy-intensive industries”

- (CC Journal) - The only technology that can provide large-scale emissions reductions in EU energy-intensive industries – such as steel, cement, refineries and chemicals – is CO2 Capture and Storage says the report.

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2013-06-26 07:14

CO2 Capture Project launches CCS Browser

- (CC Journal) - The CCS Browser is a multi-format digital resource aimed at helping the public learn about CCS.

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2013-06-19 07:37

EU body calls for immediate action on CCS

- (CC Journal) - The European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) has called for "an urgent and fundamental re-set to the Carbon Capture and Storage programme in Europe."

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2013-06-19 07:28

UK offshore CO2 storage database launched

- (CC Journal) - The UK CO2 Storage Evaluation Database, CO2 Stored, has been developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and The Crown Estate.

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2013-06-14 06:44

UK awards funding for North Sea CO2 storage research

- (CC Journal) - £3.27 million has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to four research projects to study the geological viability and safety of storing CO2 underground in depleted North Sea oil and gas fields or saline aquifers

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2013-06-03 06:58

Institute supports CO2 storage mapping program in Asia

- (CC Journal) - The Global CCS Institute has formalised a sponsorship agreement with the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in Asia and South-East Asia (CCOP) to provide initial funding of its CO2 Storage Mapping Program (CCS-M) in CCOP member countries

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2013-05-24 12:31

Carbon capture in Europe a 'farce', say researchers

- (Business Green) - Europe's efforts to develop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry have "turned into a farce", and Brussels may need to adopt a target analogous to its renewable energy goals to kick-start the technology, researchers have said.

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2013-05-20 09:02

CCS report recommends next steps for CCS in the UK

- (CC Journal) - The final report from the Carbon Capture and Storage Cost Reduction Taskforce confirms that UK fossil power stations with carbon capture, transport and storage, have the potential to be cost competitive with other types of low carbon power generation.

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2013-05-18 09:09

Crossroads for Europe's carbon capture efforts

- (Sydney Morning Herald) - European policymakers face a difficult decision on building carbon capture and storage (CCS) - saving money in the long run requires spending more upfront.

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2013-05-13 09:17

Cutting Carbon Dioxide Isn't Enough

- (Slate) - We have to invest in technology to remove the CO2 already in the atmosphere.

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2013-05-13 09:14

Reservoir in Norway could make future carbon store

- (Energy Voice) - The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) said today it had found an 18-mile-long reservoir in a Norwegian valley which is suitable for storing carbon dioxide.

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2013-04-07 10:43

UK and Canadian organisations announce CCS researcher exchange programme

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC) and Carbon Management Canada (CMC-NCE) have established an exchange program allowing Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from their respective organisations to collaborate with each other on CCS projects.

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2013-04-07 10:39

Bellona Europa organises a hearing on CCS in the European Parliament

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - Bellona Europa will host a hearing on the future of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) at the forthcoming plenary session of the European Parliament on 16 April.

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2013-04-05 10:46

European Commission launches second call for CCS projects' proposals

- (Bellona) - The European Commission launched the second call for proposals under the NER300 programme on 3 April. The NER300 is funded from the sale of 300 million allowances from the New Entrants Reserve (NER) of the EU Emission Trading System (ETS).

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2013-03-25 09:16

Scottish and South Korean researchers sign CCS collaboration deal

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK’s largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) researchers, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), has signed a strategic agreement with South Korea’s leading CCS research institute that will see scientists from both countries work together to develop cutting-edge technologies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power generation and industry.

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2013-03-25 09:11

Preferred bidders announced in UK's £1bn CCS Competition

- (Carbon Capture Journal) They are the Peterhead Project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and the White Rose Project in Yorkshire, England.

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2013-03-18 11:08

EU eyes 40% emission reduction target by 2030

- (Responding to Climate Change) - The EU will increase its emissions reduction target to 40% by 2030, if a draft document by the European Commission is made law.

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2013-03-18 11:01

Carbon Capture Vital for EU as Fossil Fuels to Stay, Draft Shows

- (Bloomberg) - The European Union will seek to promote the deployment of technology to capture carbon dioxide to attain its climate goals as fossil fuels are to remain a part of the bloc's energy mix, according to a draft EU document.

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2013-03-13 14:46

Research vessel ALKOR; foto: GEOMAR
Research vessel ALKOR; foto: GEOMAR

Research cruise in the central North Sea with RV Alkor (AL412)

Cruise 412 of the German research vessel ALKOR (22.03.-08.04.13) led by Dr. Peter Linke (GEOMAR) is conducted in the framework of the EU project ECO2. The project, supported by a team of international collaborators, investigates the potential environmental impact of the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in marine sediments.

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2013-03-02 10:05

Shell bets on gas to limit climate change until 22nd century

- (Reuters) - Royal Dutch/Shell believes a policy-led shift to gas, carbon capture and nuclear power could keep a lid on climate change into the 22nd century...

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2013-03-01 10:11

Bellona celebrates CO2 capture in Brevik, Norway

- (Bellona) - ESA (EFTA's surveillance authority) announced on Friday 22 February that it has approved the Norwegian government's initiative to support cement producer Norcem's CO2 capture project with € 10 million.

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2013-02-23 12:54

Shell says no need to rush Australia Gorgon LNG expansion

- (Reuters) - There is no need to rush the expansion of the $52-billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex, the chairman of Shell Australia said on Wednesday, adding that the company wanted to avoid distraction while it kept the project on track.

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2013-02-22 12:49

Micro CT Scanner to further carbon capture research

- A new Micro CT Scanner installed at Curtin University in Australia will help researchers understand how CO2 behaves in geological reservoirs.

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2013-02-22 12:44


- The new knowledge management component will help build and share competency around CO2 management and CCS projects.

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2013-02-19 09:45

Affordable sensor could detect a single molecule of carbon dioxide

(R&D Magazine) - Researchers at the Universities of Toronto and St. Francis Xavier are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nanosensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2).

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2013-02-18 10:01

National Grid sets date for UK drilling test programme

- National Grid has signed an Agreement for Lease with the Crown Estates to enable the UK's first carbon dioxide appraisal well to be drilled at a storage site in the southern North Sea 70km off Flamborough Head in Yorkshire.

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2013-02-17 10:05

IEA & Nordic Energy Research call for policy action for industrial CCS

- The Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives (NETP) 2012, a study backed by the IEA and the Nordic Council of Ministers published on 22 January, explores how the Nordic region can achieve a CO2 -neutral energy system by 2050 by addressing, amongst others, the role of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in the industry, reports Bellona.

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2013-02-10 09:39

Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon

- (BBC) - Researchers say that the natural ability of sea urchins to absorb CO2 could be a model for an effective carbon capture and storage system.

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2013-02-10 09:34

IEA: Business complacent about climate change

- (Responding to Climate Change) - Business leaders are worryingly unfazed by the potential of 4°C of warming, the International Energy Agency's (IEA) chief economist Fatih Birol has said.

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2013-02-05 09:53

European progress on CCS must catch up with policy, says report

- (Gas World) - More supportive and equitable government policy, especially in Europe, is absolutely essential for a positive business case to be made for carbon capture and storage (CCS), says Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page.

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2013-02-04 11:44

CCJ conference - getting CCS moving

- Carbon Capture Journal hosted a free half day conference in London on October 8, where delegates discussed whether the industry is developing at a satisfactory pace and looked at possible ways to accelerate growth. The conference was chaired by Stuart Haszeldine, professor of carbon capture and storage, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh.

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2013-02-04 11:38

Farmers block CO2 plans for farmland

- (The West Australian) - Angry farmers are refusing surveyors access to their properties as they try to block moves to store carbon dioxide in an aquifer which sits under prime agricultural land.

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2013-02-04 11:31

Norwegian Sea Can Hold 100 Years of Norway's CO2 Emission

- (Scientific American) - Norway could store 100 times its annual emissions of carbon dioxide under the Norwegian Sea to help fight climate change, adding to its even bigger potential under the North Sea, an official report showed on Friday.

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2013-02-04 11:26

DNV KEMA launches new risk management guidance for the CCS industry

- Using the guidance will help gain public confidence that CCS can be delivered in a safe and responsible manner through knowledge-based, consistent and robust hazard management, says DNV KEMA.

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2013-02-01 11:19

Carbon capture and storage: The devil lies in the details

- (Gulf News) - For some time we have been led to believe that carbon capture and storage or sequestration (CCS) is a world saviour in the abatement of climate change. Lately, the enthusiasm was softened due to the multitude of problems that must be overcome for CCS to play its expected role.

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2013-01-21 10:00

Carbon tax cost killed off ScottishPower's Longannet CCS plan

- (Herald Scotland) - THE UK Government's upcoming tax on carbon emissions was one of the key reasons behind the collapse of the Longannet carbon-capture project, after the tax added around £250 million to the cost, the Sunday Herald can reveal.

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2013-01-18 11:14

The great innovation debate

- (The Economist) - Even in these straitened times, money should still be found for basic research into areas such as carbon capture and storage.

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2013-01-18 10:51

CCS "at a crossroads" in Europe says the European Commission

- (Global CCS Institute blog - Derek Taylor) - The European Commission has produced a draft of a new communication that, once adopted, is expected to form the basis for a public consultation on how to revitalise the activities of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the European Union (EU).

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2013-01-18 10:10

Brussels steers towards 'resolute' new CCS targets by 2014

- (Euractiv) - Europe's failing plans to encourage the burial of carbon dioxide emissions underground should be boosted by new laws for emissions performance standards or mandatory carbon capture and storage (CCS) certificates, according to a draft EU communication seen by EurActiv.

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2013-01-18 10:05

RWE starts carbon capture at UK coal plant

- (Reuters) - RWE has captured the first tonne of carbon in a UK pilot project, the company said on Thursday, bringing it a step closer to applying a technology that could significantly reduce climate-warming emissions from power plants.

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2013-01-10 11:09

Carbon capture delayed by high costs and poor policies - IEA

- (Responding to Climate Change) - High costs and a lack of policy incentives are delaying the development of large scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

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2013-01-02 14:06

7th Annual European Carbon Capture & Storage 2013

7th Annual European Carbon Capture & Storage 2013, London, 31 Jan to 01 Feb 2013

2013-01-02 13:44

Up-coming ECO2 meetings 2013

International workshop on leakage effects - 13 May 2013 in Bergen, Norway at University of Bergen 2nd annual ECO2 meeting - 13 - 16 May 2013 in Bergen, Norway at University of Bergen

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2012-12-17 14:02

Research tests geo-electric techniques to monitor CO2 injection

- Carbon Management Canada is funding research into using the electric properties of CO2 for monitoring.

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2012-12-17 13:58

CCS needs demonstration now, industry tells policymakers

- Europe must move beyond discussing CCS and start demonstrating the technology through concrete projects, industry body EURELECTRIC said in a new paper.

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2012-12-17 13:52

UK online CO2 storage database to be launched

- The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced that it has agreed a licence with The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey to host and further develop its £3.8m UK CO2 Storage Appraisal project into an online database of mapped UK offshore carbon dioxide storage capacity.

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2012-12-10 15:34

Environmental NGOs join call for more action on CCS

- The Australian-based Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) has commended the latest report by the international ENGO Network on CCS, calling for more governmental support for CCS development.

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2012-11-19 13:34

Global CCS Institute looks toward restructuring

- (GHG News) - The Global CCS Institute is restructuring with an eye toward transitioning away from its beginnings as an entity primarily funded by the Australian government to a financially independent organization, according to Institute officials.

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2012-11-19 13:05

Invitation to 2nd SiteChar Workshop - 11 December 2012

You are invited to participate in the 2nd SiteChar Stakeholder Workshop which will be hosted by Imperial College , London (UK), on Tuesday 11 December 2012:

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2012-11-19 12:57

Alstom awarded concept study for Mongstad

- The Norwegian state owned enterprise for Carbon Capture and Storage, Gassnova, has awarded Alstom a concept study for a full-scale CO2 capture plant to be located at Mongstad near Bergen, Norway.

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2012-11-19 12:55

US-Canada standard for CO2 geological storage

- CSA Group and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2) have announced the world's first bi-national standard for the geologic storage of carbon dioxide.

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2012-11-19 12:44

ULTimateCO2 project helps understanding of long-term CO2 storage

A new €4M European project to improve understanding of the most effective ways to store CO2 has been launched.

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2012-11-13 13:00

Commission moves forward on promises to strengthen ETS

- (Bellona) Last night (12 November) the European Commission presented a draft amendment to postpone the auctioning of 900 million allowances from 2013-2015 to later in the 3rd phase of the EU ETS scheme which ends in 2020.

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2012-11-12 13:12

UK won't get EU cash for carbon storage: EU sources

- (Reuters) - The British government will not get any European Union funding under the first round of a subsidy scheme for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects because it has failed to provide the required financing guarantees, EU sources said on Sunday.

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2012-11-05 13:23

UK CCS competition shortlist

- Four bidders have been short listed for the next phase of the UK's £1bn Carbon Capture and Storage competition.

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2012-10-08 09:16

Developing carbon capture and storage

- (The Economist) - Carbon capture and storage (CCS) needs reliable investment to unlock its true potential, argues Howard Herzog, senior research engineer at the MIT Energy Initiative.

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2012-10-03 09:05

ZERO and CCS: 10 years on the carbon-free trail

- (Zero) - ZERO is 10 years' old this week. It's a time of mixed emotions. If the world had found a pathway to a carbon-free future, our work would be done.

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2012-10-03 09:00

CO2 lab at University of Western Australia

- The University of Western Australia (UWA) is planning to open a new CO2 research facility on its campus in 2013.

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2012-10-03 08:57

Australian national research centre in Perth

- A new national research and development facility was launched in Perth by Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans.

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2012-10-02 07:07

Subsea ravine leaks a new headache for carbon capture

- (Reuters) - Companies looking to store polluting carbon under the sea will have to pay more for tougher seabed screening, after geologists discovered a three-kilometre long fracture near Norway's pioneering subsea carbon storage project in the North Sea.

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2012-10-02 06:00

North Sea fracture discovered

A large fracture, 3km in length, has been discovered during a scientific research cruise in the central North Sea. The discovery was made with the aid of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in 2011, deployed by University of Bergen from the research vessel G.O. Sars during an ECO2 Project survey to study the potential short-term and long-term impacts of CO2 storage on marine ecosystems.

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2012-10-01 08:51

Imperial College London CO2 storage labs opened

- Exploring ways of storing CO2 deep underground in carbonate rock will be the focus of research carried out by scientists in four laboratories with £6 million funding.

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2012-10-01 07:15

German representatives call for raising of CO2 emission price

- (Bellona) - EU technical experts met for a preliminary discussion on proposals to prop up the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) on 18 September. The meeting followed calls for immediate action to remove the huge surplus of permits generated by the recession. In April, the market was pushed to a record low of € 5.99 a tonne.

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2012-10-01 07:02

DOE releases risk profiles for CO2 storage sites

- A collaboration of five U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories has completed the first risk profiles that can help to predict the probability of complications that could arise from specific CO2 storage sites.

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2012-10-01 06:57

Report looks at Central North Sea CO2 storage hub

- A Scottish Enterprise report highlights the potential role of a Central North Sea C02 storage hub in enabling the development of CCS in the UK.

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2012-08-09 15:18

What do you know about it?

- (Ynke Feenstra - GCCSI blog) - How is electricity produced? What is causing climate change? What are the characteristics of CO2? You can probably easily answer these questions. But can your neighbours, your kids' football trainer, the owner of your favourite restaurant, the employees in the supermarket, or the policy makers in your municipality?

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2012-08-07 09:12

Scientists poke holes in carbon dioxide sequestration

- (Physics Today) - Recent findings say earthquakes caused by CO2 injection may cause bottled-up greenhouse gas to leak.

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2012-08-05 09:01

NER 300: Prize fund for carbon capture projects shrinks by £800m

- (The Guardian) - Michael Liebreich, at Bloomberg New Energy Finance blames eurozone crisis for decline in the value of NER 300.

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2012-08-03 09:08

ZEP releases Market Economics Report for CCS

- (Bellona) - The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) yesterday released the report CCS: Creating a secure environment for investment in Europe on the market economics of CCS in Europe.

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2012-08-02 09:28

Hits on Social Site Characterisation

- (Ynke Feenstra - GCCSI blog) - If you are working or interested in social acceptance and stakeholder engagement of CCS projects, you cannot have missed hearing about social site characterisation.

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2012-08-02 08:55

Shell, Total Seek EU Support for Carbon Capture as Price Too Low

- (Bloomberg) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Total SA (FP) are among a group asking the European Union to boost support for projects to trap and bury carbon as low prices in the region's emissions trading system deter investment in the technology.

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2012-08-01 15:08

Webinar series highlights public acceptance insights

- (GCCSI & CSIRO) - On 16 August, the Institute will host the latest in its ongoing series of webinars with the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Science into Society Group (SISG) Research Group Leader, Peta Ashworth and Senior Social Scientist Dr Anne-Maree Dowd presenting on public awareness and acceptance of CCS.

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2012-08-01 09:24

New discovery of how carbon is stored in the Southern Ocean

- (CSIRO) - A team of British and Australian scientists has discovered how carbon is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath.

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2012-07-30 13:53

Report on RV Celtic Explorer expedition CE12010 - North Sea

The research cruise CE12010 with the Irish research vessel Celtic Explorer (20/07 to 06/08/2012; Bremerhaven - Hamburg) is conducted within the framework of two EU-projects. The EU project bit Eurofleets provides resources for ship time, travel and transport expenses to enable the investigation of research questions of the EU project ECO2.

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2012-07-25 12:41

Estevan becomes home to major carbon storage project

- (Global Regina) - In Estevan, researchers are working on the very latest technology to reduce those emissions. They're trying to create a safe way to put the CO2 in the ground for permanent storage. The project is being called Aquistore.

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2012-07-25 12:18

EU Commission ETS rescue plan to reduce allowance surplus

- (Reuters) - The European Commission outlined a keenly-awaited plan on Wednesday to bolster the carbon Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) by reducing a massive burden of surplus allowances.

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2012-07-21 06:43

EU Commission to publish ETS rescue plan next week

- (Reuters) - The European Commission confirmed on Friday that it will announce plans next week to withhold carbon allowances to support the struggling Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which has suffered a collapse in prices under the burden of oversupply.

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2012-07-19 12:30

EU Carbon Capture snub to Peterhead increases pressure on UK Government to release funding

- (newsnetscotland) - Pressure was piled on the UK Government last night to finally back plans for a pioneering green energy scheme in the north-east of Scotland after a Peterhead plant failed to win a huge Brussels grant.

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2012-07-19 06:56

A Way to Trap Carbon Deep in the Ocean

- (NY Times) - After an eight-year analysis, an international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in the understanding of how algae and iron interact to sequester atmospheric carbon.

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2012-07-18 06:51

Shell and SSE bag first offshore carbon storage licence

- (Business Green) - Shell and Scottish and Southern Energy's carbon capture and storage project has secured the UK's first licence to store CO2 offshore under the seabed.

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2012-07-16 07:04

Green Matter: Carbon Capture redefined; CO2 as feedstock

- (Plastics Today) - As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, CO2-based polymers would appear to offer an intriguing means to capture and reuse CO2 that, up to now, was at best considered waste and at worst, an environmental hazard.

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2012-07-15 08:38

UK Don Valley project leads EU funding bid

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The European Commission has announced that 2Co Energy's Don Valley CCS Project currently leads the EU's funding contest.

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2012-07-08 08:43

UK CCS Competition - a new beginning

- (Carbon Capture Journal) - The UK has set out its new long term CCS plans following on from the cancelled CCS demonstration project competition.

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2012-06-29 11:23

German mediation committee agrees carbon capture law

- ( - Germany's parliamentary mediation committee on Wednesday approved a compromise that would allow carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Germany on a test basis.

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2012-06-29 11:19

Edinburgh University's activities in the social science of CCS - recent research and new book

- (Benjamin Evar - GCCSI blog) - CCS is facing a tough time! Most people in the field agree with this statement largely on the basis of a number of setbacks to planned demonstration projects and a dearth of financing from industry and national governments in recent years.

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2012-06-29 10:50

World's first CCS leak experiment completed in sea off Scotland

- ( - An investigation into the safety of carbon capture and storage has pumped four and a half tonnes of carbon dioxide into the sea. The world's first experiment to investigate the impact of a breached storage tank of carbon dioxide on the marine ecosystem has been completed off the coast of Scotland.

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2012-06-28 11:32

Hurdles, elephants and gondolas - the future of CO2 storage in Europe

- (Derek Taylor - GCCSI blog) - It is the future of CO2 storage that will determine the degree of success of CCS in Europe.

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2012-06-27 10:47

Can CCS cause seismic events?

- Scientists from the U.S. Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the Petroleum Technology Research Council (PTRC) have responded to the claims about CO2 storage causing seismic activity.

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2012-06-27 10:37

NEL commissions three CO2 measurement facilities

- NEL, part of the TÜV SÜD Group, will commission three facilities to improve measurement of CO2 flows.

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2012-06-26 10:45

CCS Roadmap for Romania launched

- Romania can become Europe's most climate friendly country according to a new report by Bellona.

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2012-06-26 10:42

Ayrshire Power CCS project withdrawn

- Ayrshire Power, developer of a CCS power project at Hunterston, North Ayrshire in the UK, said it has put its plans on hold due to lack of investment certainty.

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2012-06-11 09:17

New issue of Energy & Environment Journal focusses on CCS

- ( - Special issue on CCS published by the Energy & Environment Journall.

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2012-06-11 09:11

CO2 Capture Project launches interactive educational tool

- The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) has released an interactive version of its popular 'In Depth' brochure.

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2012-06-06 10:22

CCS legal and policy - UK competition

- Calum Hughes, Yellow Wood Energy - At long last the process of deciding which of GB's incipient CCS demonstration projects will receive state support has recommenced in earnest. The new process contrasts sharply with its recently departed predecessor and offers much cause for optimism.

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2012-06-06 10:10

CCS is happening today

- (Maurice Hanegraaf - GCCSI blog) - The reality of CCS happening today was one of the main conclusions taken from a panel session during an event organised by Gassnova, the IEA GHG and the Global CCS Institute in Bergen on 8 May 2012.

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2012-05-16 07:00

Seabed test mimics carbon dioxide release

BBC NEWS (Richard Black) - Scientists are beginning a month-long experiment in Scottish waters to study the impact of a possible leak from an undersea carbon dioxide storage site.

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2012-05-14 08:59

Journey to Doha - key climate change talks in Bonn

- (Mark Bonner - GCCSI blog) - The Global CCS Institute's Mark Bonner discusses the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn.

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2012-05-14 08:44

SA ready to test carbon storage 'by 2017'

- ( - South Africa is likely to be ready to test-inject carbon dioxide into underground storage cavities from 2017 in a bid to determine whether "carbon capture and storage" technology is viable,

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2012-05-14 08:38

Growth of Carbon Capture and Storage stalled in 2011

- ( - Global funding for carbon capture and storage technology remained unchanged at US$23.5 billion in 2011 in comparison to the previous year, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute.

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2012-05-03 07:29

Social dynamics of CCS to be discussed in new book

- ( - This book is the first to bring together the full range of social and policy issues surrounding CCS shedding new light on this potentially vital technology and its future.

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2012-04-30 07:24

UK to give £60m to developing countries to build CCS plants

- ( - The UK will provide £60m to developing countries to build carbon capture and storage (CCS) plants under an agreement reached among energy ministers from 23 countries at a meeting in London on Thursday.

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2012-04-29 07:18

International Energy Agency publishes CCS progress report

The IEA and Global CCS Institute presented the report, 'Tracking Progress in Carbon Capture and Storage', at the 3rd Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in London.

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2012-04-29 07:12

Global CCS Institute to facilitate CCS knowledge sharing in

- The Global CCS Institute has won a tender to provide secretariat and knowledge dissemination services for the European Commission's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration Project Network.

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2012-04-27 07:55

CO2 storage - do impurities matter?

- Tom Mikunda from ECN, a leading Dutch energy institute, looks at the impurities that can be present in captured CO2 and how research efforts are identifying how this affects its behaviour in a geophysical storage site.

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2012-04-24 07:49

What can YOU learn from the Rotterdam CCS approach?

- (Barend Van Engelenburg - GCCSI blog) - You have probably heard of the Rotterdam CCS project. Maybe you are also aware that Rotterdam has accomplished a great deal when it comes to CCS.

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2012-04-02 12:38

CO2 hydrate as a possibility for CO2 disposal

- CO2 hydrate offers a possible technology for capturing and disposal of CO2. In this technology CO2 can be captured in the form of hydrate, transported and released at great depths into the ocean. Another option is to form the hydrate in the ocean at conditions that allow the hydrate to be thermodynamically stable. By Jerome Rajnauth and Maria Barrufet

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2012-04-02 12:34

2012 - a crucial year for UK leadership in CCS

- Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has had a tough time trying to get going in UK but the CCSA believes that the UK is placed to take a World leadership position. In the following article Professor Jeff Chapman sets out his thoughts.

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2012-04-02 12:11

CO2 leakage - how important is it?

- (Derek Taylor - GCCSI blog) - If public acceptance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is potentially the biggest hurdle to the deployment of CCS as a tool in our fight against climate change ..

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2012-04-02 12:07

Building trust for effective CCS community engagement

- (Carmel Anderson - GCCSI blog) - The US academic Robert Putnam sees trust as an essential characteristic for community engagement. In his book Bowling Alone, he discusses two types of trust that are relevant for a CCS proponent.

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2012-04-02 12:03

"Major step forward" as CCS competition nears launch

- ( - Ed Davey confirms competition to advance commercial-scale carbon capture and storage will kick-off during parliamentary recess.

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2012-04-02 11:58

Mongstad refinery uncertainties continue

- (The Foreigner) - Statoil's statement it may have to close the Mongstad oil refinery amongst huge deficits has prompted reactions from politicians.

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2012-04-02 11:05

Global CCS Institute and China sign cooperation agreement

The Global CCS Institute and China's Department of Climate Change, National Development and Reform Commission (DCC-NDRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding cooperation on CCS.

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2012-03-02 12:12

UK energy secretary confirms $1.6 billion support for carbon capture

- ( - The UK government is standing by its offer to put GBP1 billion ($1.56 billion) into a carbon capture and storage project to prove the technology and its commercial viability, newly appointed UK energy secretary Ed Davey has told industry participants, a spokesman for his ministry said Thursday.

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2012-03-02 12:07

A risk based approach for verification of CO2 storage capacity estimation

There is an increasing need to focus on questions of CO2 storage capacity without compromising the safety or integrity of the storage site. Documentation of safe long term storage of large volumes of CO2 in geological formations is one of these challenges. By Semere Solomon, DNV.

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2012-02-06 15:15

A policy strategy for carbon capture and storage

- (International Energy Agency) - The guide aims to assist those involved in designing national and international policy related to carbon capture and storage.

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2012-01-30 10:37

Tailoring risk communications for local communities - looking at experience from the CO2CRC Otway project

- (Carmel Anderson - GCCSI blog) - Risk communication, the current subject of a roundtable blog on this website, is a key action of any CCS community consultation strategy.

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2012-01-30 10:31

Debate on carbon capture and storage

- (BBC) - On 17 January 2012, MPs used a Westminster Hall to discuss Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Scotland.

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2012-01-16 09:49

Insights into public perceptions of CCS - the Alberta story

- (Stacey Hatcher - GCCSI blog) - Last September, Don Wharton, Vice-President of Sustainable Development with TransAlta, led a webinar on our most recent findings after having conducted our second public opinion poll on perceptions of CCS.

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2011-12-20 13:42

IEA confirms CCS as a critical technology to address climate change

- (Christopher Short - GCCSI blog) - Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its latest set of energy projections, the World Energy Outlook 2011, presenting current views of possibilities over the next 25 years for energy markets and energy-related CO2 emissions.

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2011-12-20 13:37

Aligning CCS under the CDM

- (Kristina Stefanova - GCCSI blog) - The United Nations climate change talks in Durban agreed a package of measures early on Sunday - on the second extra day of negotiations - that would eventually force all the world's polluters to take legally binding action to slow the pace of global changing.

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2011-12-20 13:32

Research into monitoring tools to monitor less

(Andy Chadwick - GCCSI blog) - There are some misconceptions about storage site monitoring. It's commonly believed that because there are a lot of potential monitoring tools out there, they will all have a part to play as CCS is rolled out.

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2011-12-20 13:29

Atlas for CO2 storage in the North Sea launched

- (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate) - The CO2 Storage Atlas provides an overview over areas in the Norwegian part of the North Sea where CO2 can be stored safely in the subsurface for a long time.

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2011-12-20 13:20

Public review for the draft quantification protocol for the capture of CO2 and permanent storage in deep saline aquifers

- (Carbon Offset Solutions) - The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this protocol arises from the direct disposal of CO2 from a previous source of emissions, into deep saline aquifers for permanent storage.

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2011-12-13 08:25

Vattenfall drops carbon capture project in Germany

- (Reuters) - Swedish utility Vattenfall on Monday abandoned plans for a 1.5 billion euro ($2 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) pilot project in Germany, due to popular opposition based on environmental fears.

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2011-12-06 10:08

A risk based approach for verification of CO2 storage capacity estimation

- (CCJournal) There is an increasing need to focus on questions of CO2 storage capacity without compromising the safety or integrity of the storage site. Documentation of safe long term storage of large volumes of CO2 in geological formations is one of these challenges. By Semere Solomon, DNV.

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2011-12-06 10:03

CCS legal and policy - Nov / Dec 2011

- (CCJournal) The deadline for EU member states to transpose the EU Directive on the Storage of Carbon Dioxide passed on the 25 June this year. The degree of compliance with this deadline, the transposition methods employed and the extent of acceptance of the new law in various member states are important indicators of how CCS is likely to develop across Europe.

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2011-12-06 09:54

UK Government moves to calm carbon capture funding fears

- (The Guardian) - Department of Energy and Climate Change insists £1bn still available for pioneering projects despite earlier comments from the Treasury.

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2011-10-21 14:06

IEA reports progress on CCS regulation

There has been visible progress in setting legal and regulatory frameworks for CCS according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

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2011-08-04 07:59

Obstacles to Capturing Carbon Gas

- New York Times / Green Column: BRUSSELS — Can the world use fossil fuels and protect the climate too?

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2011-07-26 12:16

EC readies to launch infringement cases over CCS directive

- (Platts) - The European Commission is set to announce later Tuesday that it plans to launch infringement procedures against a number of EU member states for failing to fully transpose the EU's 2009 directive on carbon capture and storage, EC climate spokesman Isaac Valero Ladron said.

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2011-07-26 12:07

DNV releases CCS well integrity guideline

- carbon capture journal - DNV has released a new guideline for Carbon Capture and Storage projects. The CO2WELLS guideline is the result of a major joint industry project which brought together upstream operators and power utility companies.

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2011-07-25 11:57

The Role of Earth Observation in Carbon Capture and Storage

- carbon capture journal - Over the last two years the European Space Agency (ESA) has been funding a project aiming to establish a ‘service concept’ based upon satellite Earth Observation (EO) technologies that could be applied to monitoring of CO2 capture and storage facilities. By Adam Thomas and Ren Capes, Fugro NPA One of the biggest challenges facing the CCS industry is demonstrating that CO2 capture and storage is safe, effective and can be achieved at industrial scale at a competi­tive cost.

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2011-07-25 11:48

Nomination of areas for storage of CO2

- (Maritime and Energy) - Norwegean Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe has invited the industry to nominate areas in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea that might be suited for exploration for reservoirs for storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

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2011-07-01 09:30

post-doctoral research associate positions at I^2 CNER at Kyushu University, Japan

The International Institute for Carbon - Neutral Energy Research (I^2 CNER) at Kyushu University, Japan is actively seeking outstanding candidates for post - doctoral research associate positions

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2011-06-21 09:58

Porto Tolle CCS project approval overruled

Italy's high court has overturned government and local approval for Italian utility Enel's plans to convert its oil-fired Porto Tolle power plant into a coal technology plant. Approximately 250 MW of the plants capacity was planned with carbon dioxide capture and storage technology.

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2011-06-16 15:01

Report on the first ECO2 research expedition

The first ECO2 research expedition has just concluded on Tuesday 14th June 2011 in Kiel (Germany). The research crew on board the R/V Alkor investigated the natural CO2 seep site Salt Dome Juist in the German North Sea and the industrial CO2 storage site Sleipner in the Norwegian North Sea.

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