Carbon Capture

Trondheim 30.08.2010 : Sintefs nye anlegg for CO2-fangst pΠTiller. Lars Hovdahl. Foto: Thor Nielsen

Norway invests in carbon capture

The Norweigan state owned carbon capture firm Gassnova has extended a €85 million grant for carbon capture research to the CO2 research centre at Mongstad. The Mongstad centre is a joint venture between Gassnova, Statoil, Shell and Sasol. The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) said: “Making carbon capture work is important […]

The U.S. Capitol building is seen Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Washington. The six Democrats and six Republicans on the Supercommittee, as it's familiarly called, have until next Wednesday, Nov. 23, to come together on a deficit reduction plan. Otherwise Congress faces a stark alternative: allow payroll tax cuts and jobless aid for millions to expire or extend them and increase the nation's $15 trillion debt by at least $160 billion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US legislators introduce carbon capture bills

US members of Congress and the House are introducing legislation to promote carbon capture and sequestration. Senators and members of Congress have introduced companion bills to change IRS guidelines to align with relevant EPA regulations to pave the way for carbon capture projects to claim tax credits. Carbon capture and […]

UK should take “huge opportunity” of carbon capture – MP

UK should take “huge opportunity” of carbon capture – MP

A UK MP has lobbied the Energy Minister Richard Harrington to provide government support for the Teesside collective carbon capture project. Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland met with Harrington to discuss the potential to expand carbon capture in the North East of England. The Minister has […]

US senate opposes cuts to carbon capture research

US senate opposes cuts to carbon capture research

The US Senate Committee on Appropriations has passed a bill rejecting the proposed cuts to the funding of the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Fuel Energy. The cuts entailed 55% of the overall budget and 84% cut to carbon capture and storage programmes. Carbon capture research has been highlighted […]

Petra Nova has captured 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide

Petra Nova has captured 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide

The Vice President of NRG energy gave a press conference at the Petra Nova plant in Texas to mark six months of operations. The project has captured more than 700,000 tons of carbon dioxide since it began working. Petra Nova is the largest retrofit of a coal fired power plant […]

Academic highlights the importance of carbon capture

Academic highlights the importance of carbon capture

A leading academic has described those “gloating” over the struggles of Kemper CCS plant as “foolish”. William Shugart, research director at the Independent Institute was clear about the importance of carbon capture technology. He said: “Despite Kemper’s woes, the carbon capture and storage technology it was developing remains absolutely essential […]

Bipartisan group of senators introduce bill to promote CCS

Bipartisan group of senators introduce bill to promote CCS

US senators have formed a bipartisan group to reintroduce a bill to support carbon capture and storage. The bill would extend a tax credit applicable to carbon capture and storage technology research. The bipartisan group numbers 25 and includes both Republicans and Democrats. One of the Senators, Heidi Heitkamp said: […]

Kemper failure not due to carbon capture – IEA

Kemper failure not due to carbon capture – IEA

The IEA has said that the failure of the Kemper carbon capture project was not due to the carbon capture technology. The IEA’s chief economist Laszlo Varro said: “CO2 capture was not the issue for Kemper. The issue was that the rapid scale up of a new IGCC technology from […]