Carbon Capture

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 […]

USA to invest in small-scale HELE coal power plants

USA to invest in small-scale HELE coal power plants

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is backing the development of a new generation of coal power plants, which produce more electricity from less coal, in an attempt to supply reliable and resilient energy for the US. His efforts are reflective of the Trump administration’s ambitions to revive the US coal […]

Rick Perry calls for global alliance to make fossil fuels cleaner

Rick Perry calls for global alliance to make fossil fuels cleaner

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has called for a global alliance of countries to encourage the use of fossil fuels in a clean and efficient way, speaking at CERAweek 2018. Perry said during his Opening Address: “We would welcome, and help lead for that matter, a global alliance of countries […]

IEA: CCS vital for global energy mix

IEA: CCS vital for global energy mix

During a talk at Ceraweek 2018, Fatih Birol said that it will be vital to incorporate the widespread use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) due to the global reliance of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), highlighted […]

Trump to champion “Clean Fossil Alliance”

Trump to champion “Clean Fossil Alliance”

In an attempt to boost the coal industry and enhance the global natural gas market, the Trump administration will promote fossil fuel technology and innovation with countries around the world, according to former White House aide George David Banks. Prior to his resignation last week, Banks had been working on […]

Perry: US exporting CCUS to the world

Perry: US exporting CCUS to the world

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has used the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as a platform to highlight the importance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the global energy sector. During ‘A Conversation with Environment Secretary Rick Perry and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’ at the event, Perry […]