Carbon Capture

OGTC supports CCS start-ups

OGTC supports CCS start-ups

The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and Deep Science Ventures have collaborated to investigate ways for the industry to operate efficiently in a low carbon world, with the aim of establishing start-up companies based on the ideas. The initial nine months of the partnership will focus on three main […]

CCUS needed to fight climate change

CCUS needed to fight climate change

An article in Scientific American has underlined the importance of heavy investment in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in reducing emissions, alongside the use of renewables. The publication, that has featured contributions from the likes of Albert Einstein, noted that new improvements mean that the technology has become cheaper […]

IEA: Great incentives for CCUS investment needed

IEA: Great incentives for CCUS investment needed

In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has called for greater global incentives for investment into carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) to help the world meet is climate change goals. The agency found that commercial incentives for CCUS could significantly reduce global emissions in the near future. […]

Global coal fleet continues to expand

Global coal fleet continues to expand

In its latest report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted the continued expansion of the global coal fleet in 2017, which largely came as a result of high demand in Asian markets. Governments in the Asian market, such as that of India, have outlined their commitment to the expansion […]

IEA supports new US carbon capture tax credit

IEA supports new US carbon capture tax credit

International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol has praised the 2018 federal budget that he says could lead to a breakthrough in carbon capture technologies and help the world achieve its Paris Agreement obligations. “There is one political move recently that I should say, I welcome this strongly,” Birol […]

DOE boosts fossil fuel research

DOE boosts fossil fuel research

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has provided funding to 15 fossil fuel research projects that will help secure US energy from threats, such as that from hackers. The DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory will oversee all of the projects that have received a total of $8.8 million in funding […]

Carbon capture could work for 10,000 years

Carbon capture could work for 10,000 years

In a study for Nature Communications, Scottish scientists have proved that carbon capture technologies can be used safely for up to 10,000 years to help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. The research that features work from Aberdeen and Edinburgh University highlights that liquefied carbon dioxide […]

Canada cuts carbon capture costs

Canada cuts carbon capture costs

Canadian firm Carbon Engineering has cut its costs of carbon capture to less than $100 per tonne, down from the previous cost estimate of $600 per tonne. The firm has run a direct air capture (DAC) pilot in Squamish, British Columbia, since 2015 and has captures 1 tonnes per day […]