E. Coli Bug Could Help Solve Carbon Capture Problems
The E. coli bug could help scientists develop new carbon capture processes...
CCS Gets Boost from Scotland’s First Energy Strategy
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage welcomed the Scottish Government's first Energy Strategy which includes CCS as a priority. The strategy sets out six priorities in a holistic approach to providing Scotland with low-carbon heat, power and transport.
MHI to License CO2 Capture Technology to Major Russian Chemical Company Metafrax
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement to license technology for its flue gas carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant to PJSC Metafrax, a major Russian chemical company. Metafrax will use recovered CO2 to produce ammonia, urea, and melamine from the byproducts of a methanol plant. The plant will provide recovery capacity of 1,200 tonnes per day, and will be installed at a facility in Perm, located on the western side of the Ural Mountains, scheduled for completion in 2021...
IPPR Net-Zero North Report Released
The call for significant investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) infrastructure for the North of England, in a recently released IPPR report, has been welcomed by the UKCCSRC...
SCCS Responds to North Sea Captain CO2 Storage Findings
Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) says it welcomes new information provided by Heriot-Watt University which questions the suitability of the Captain Sandstone in the UK central North Sea for carbon dioxide (CO2) storage...
Acorn CCS Project Gets Under Way
Scotland's Acorn Project has begun a feasibility study after concluding funding from the European Union’s funding round Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT)...
Westec Successfully Passes Key Milestone with CO2 Capture Technology
The pilot-scale project has completed the initial testing phase, using independent testing at the SINTEF facility in Norway...
Surrey University Develops 'Supercatalyst' to Recycle Carbon Dioxide and Methane
The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)...
Making Progress in Monitoring Offshore CO2 Storage Using Chemical Tracers
The benefits of knowledge sharing within the international carbon capture and storage (CCS) community have been highlighted by a new research paper, which focuses on the use of chemical tracers in CO2 leakage monitoring for offshore CCS projects worldwide...
Teesside Collective Says CO2 Plans Approved As a European Project Of Common Interest
November 24, 2017 A PROGRAMME to put the region at the vanguard of cleaner air technology has received European backing, bosses have revealed. Teesside Collective says proposals to build a cross-border transportation and storage network to store CO2 from across Europe has been approved as a European Project of Common Interest (PCI). Officials say PCI status recognises the importance of the project to the UK and Europe, and builds on Teesside Collective’s proposed Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) network plan. They added PCI approval means chiefs can now bid for funding from the Connecting Europe Fund to develop the project. The CCS proposal, which aims to secure carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants and heavy industry before storing it underground to avoid it disappearing into the atmosphere, was backed by former Prime Minister David Cameron’s Government. But it has apparently since been shunted down a list of Whitehall priorities, despite efforts by the Teesside Collective organisation, which previously unveiled a blueprint based upon the Government sharing costs with industry to set up cleaner energy sites. However, earlier this year, Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and east Cleveland, met with Energy Minister Richard Harrington to discuss CCS’ North-East potential, saying he was committed to making it a reality. He said: “We’re a step closer to realising the vision of the Teesside Collective. “CCS represents a huge opportunity for Teesside, curbing our carbon emissions while creating thousands of jobs. “I’m going to do all I can in Westminster to secure Government support.” Speaking before the General Election, Teesside-born Business Secretary Greg Clark told The Northern Echo he would put plans to revive a CCS network at the forefront of his industrial strategy. (The Northern Echo)...
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