Carbon Capture

USA proposes “Clean Coal Alliance” at climate talks

USA proposes “Clean Coal Alliance” at climate talks

The US delegation at the COP23 climate talks last month promoted the use of new technologies that improve efficiency and reduce emissions from coal and other fossil fuels as part of the solution to climate change. The US administration is pushing for an international “clean coal alliance” that would share […]

Scotland ready for large-scale CCS, but funding needed

Scotland ready for large-scale CCS, but funding needed

Scotland is set to build Europe’s first large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility, according to a leading academic. The CO2 collected from power stations would be pumped through existing pipelines into reservoirs beneath the North Sea, preventing it from entering the atmosphere. The scheme was proposed by Scottish […]

IEA: developing countries drive growth in electricity demand

IEA: developing countries drive growth in electricity demand

A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report has said that in 2040 demand for electricity will rise by 60%, with 85% of growth from developing countries, especially Asia. The World Energy Outlook 2017 report states: “Electricity demand growth in the New Policies Scenario is dominated by developing economies, to the […]

Teesside CCS project gets endorsement from European Commission

Teesside CCS project gets endorsement from European Commission

European officials have given their support to the Teesside Collective organisation, which is working to ensure the Northeast is at the forefront of cleaner air technology. Proposals from Teesside Collective to build a transportation and storage network to store CO2 from across Europe have been approved as a European Project […]

HELE technology to be used in 75% of new coal power plants

HELE technology to be used in 75% of new coal power plants

Over the next twenty five years, three quarters of new coal plants will use high-efficiency low emissions (HELE) technology, reducing the proportion of less efficient subcritical plant in the global fleet to less than 40%, according to a new report. The World Energy Outlook 2017 report, published by the International […]

Over 2,000 CCS facilities needed to meet global climate targets

Over 2,000 CCS facilities needed to meet global climate targets

The Global CCS Institute has warned that the world must increase its use of carbon capture storage (CCS) technology if it is to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement. In its report, Global Status of CCS 2017, Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page said renewables are not […]

US leading the way on carbon capture

US leading the way on carbon capture

While most CCS projects are located in Europe, the US is increasing investment into the technology and is focusing its priorities on the use of carbon capture. It has moved rapidly toward the technology as President Trump signals that the nation will continue using coal into the future. The Trump […]

IEA: Under investment in CCS is deeply concerning

IEA: Under investment in CCS is deeply concerning

New research from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found global carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies are hugely underfunded and more needs to be done within the sector to encourage investment into the technology. The analysis found the total capital investment into large scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage […]