Carbon Capture

CCS project in the north-east reaches halfway point

CCS project in the north-east reaches halfway point

A feasibility study into a potential carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in the north-east is “50% complete” and Acorn, the company behind the project, said it could be even greater than previous CCS plans at the site. Acorn, who are assessing the plans to build a CCS project at […]

New global CCS alliance set to be unveiled

New global CCS alliance set to be unveiled

A major international initiative to galvanise investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) is set to be announced by some of the biggest consumers of fossil fuels. The annual Clean Energy Ministerial, this year hosted in Copenhagen, will provide the forum for the unveiling of the plan, which would see […]

White House considering “Clean and Advanced Fossil Alliance”

White House considering “Clean and Advanced Fossil Alliance”

The Trump White House is currently considering a “Clean and Advanced Fossil Alliance” to advocate for coal and natural gas technology and exports with a list of other supportive countries, according to administration sources The proposition comes in response to the announcement of a coalition of nations pledging to phase […]

US leading the way in carbon capture technologies

US leading the way in carbon capture technologies

Recent legislation supported by the Trump administration has meant energy rich states, such as North Dakota, can look to become leaders in oil and clean coal production through the use of carbon capture technologies. North Dakota, with the help of state subsidies, has become the first state to gain an […]

Wyoming facility to test Japanese carbon capture technologies

Wyoming facility to test Japanese carbon capture technologies

The Wyoming Integrated Test Centre near Gillette is to test carbon capture technologies that have been developed in Japan, according to Governor Matt Mead. It has been announced that the Japanese Ministry of Environment has agreed to allow the Japanese Coal Energy Centre and Kawasaki Heavy Industries to use its […]

Academics call for greater use of CCS

Academics call for greater use of CCS

Professor Stuart Haszeldine of Edinburgh University, and director of SCCS, has called for the greater use of carbon capture technologies across the fossil fuel industry to help reduce carbon emissions. The professor highlights that while the use of fossil fuels continues to grow, despite the increase in clean energies and […]

Scots make a breakthrough in CCS

Scots make a breakthrough in CCS

Scientists from Edinburgh University have formed a partnership with Chinese scientists to develop large scale carbon capture technologies that store emissions in rocks underneath Quangdong in China. The team have studied the geology of the rocks below the Pearl River Mouth basin, China’s third longest river that empties into the […]

New legislation will cause a surge in CCS

New legislation will cause a surge in CCS

Congress has recently passed legislation that will encourage a “surge” in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), with projects expected to rise by 65%, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report. The IEA has conducted one of the first in depth reports into a bipartisan deal that resulted […]