Carbon Capture

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 […]

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 […]