The manager of Britain’s natural gas-delivery network found the Thames Estuary could be used for pipelines to move carbon-dioxide gas toward depleted offshore wells, Network Operations director Chris Train said. In the north, the Teesside industrial hub is also being considered.
The plan's revised version allocates €3.98 billion to energy projects designed to stimulate job creation, help the EU out of recession and strengthen the bloc's energy independence. It includes €2.35bn for gas and electricity interconnections, €0.565bn for offshore wind and €1.05bn for carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plants.
Australia is poised to build an integrated CCS demo. "Mr Rudd did not say as much, but we are likely to see a commitment of up to $2 billion in next month's budget. It's an area where the Government is spending money on clean energy. Whoever gets CCS right, will make themselves a bomb."
Senate Bill 498, sponsored by Republican Sen. Keith Bales of Otter, would set rules governing how carbon dioxide is stored underground in Montana is going to the full house.
What have you heard about clean coal? That it involves vats of liquid carbon dioxide annexed away underground? That it's dangerous? That it's never been done before? In an exclusive interview, Scientific American's energy and environmental editor David Biello sits down with The Takeaway to chat about the technology formally known as "carbon capture and sequestration" ("CCS"), carbon balloons, and carbon geysers— the newest Old Faithfuls. Check out more of what Biello has to say on Scientific American, where he did a week's worth of carbon capture and sequestration coverage.
This article include the following notes about China and gasification/CCS: China has committed to reducing its energy intensity, energy use per GDP, by 20% in just six years between 2005 and 2010, and another 20-30% until 2020. And this is quite substantive if you look at the GDP growth in China. China has a very ambitious renewable energy target, 15-20% renewable by 2020, similar to that of the EU. China has 14 to 16 new pilot projects on coal gasification in the pipeline. We just have one in Europe, because they want to go for carbon capture and storage for new coal-fired power stations. They are not doing this in China only because of climate change. That's fine; I don't care why they are doing it. They are doing it because they are concerned about security of supply, because it is very expensive for the Chinese to get the coal that is powering economic growth from the north-west to the south-east, where the industrial centres of their manufacturing are located.
Article discuses the benefits one community has seen from a local CCS effort.
The Australian Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute will soon hold it's inagural meeting. Members include Rio Tinto, Xstrata Coal, BHP Biliton, as well as the goverments of the US, UK and South Korea.
Massachusetts firm GreatPoint Energy is one of few green-tech start-ups with 'steel in the ground,' testing a method for turning coal into cleaner-burning natural gas. And their next phase may be a demonstration in China
Scientists at India's National Geophysical Research Institute released preliminary findings from ongoing government-funded research that seeks to inject carbon dioxide into the basalt rock formation called the Deccan Traps, which is about 60 million years old. S. Nirmal Charan, a senior scientist at the institute, said researchers wanted to determine whether carbon dioxide can be trapped for tens of thousands of years within the basalt. He said more simulated laboratory tests are underway, but initial results show the process to be "environmentally benign."
Includes a slide show of what CCS looks like along with 3 features (EOR, storage, and timing).
South Africa begins to look at CCS regulatory issues.
Possible pipeline network for CCS in PA
The world's first retrofit of a power plant with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will begin operating this month in the south of France. At a power plant at Lacq, energy company Total has upgraded an existing gas-fired boiler with CCS technology – a crucial step towards reducing carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants worldwide. The 60m euro Lacq project will transport and store 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year in the nearby depleted gas field at Rousse – once the biggest onshore natural gas field in Europe, but which is now almost empty. It is the first to link together all parts of the carbon capture chain from burning natural gas to isolating CO2 from flue gases and burying it underground.
Under the measure, storage operators could turn over liability to the state after 20 years of closure, as long as the site has no problems, such as gas leakage or migration.
The community of Wabamun hasn't yet been consulted, said Daniel. "We will be consulting very closely with communities and walking through the research that has been done with regard to the safety of storage," he said. That won't happen until precise routes have been mapped out.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Shenhua Group, China's biggest coal producer, is planning to launch the country's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, according to a government statement. China's first commercial CCS facility will be built at the...
accelerates CCS R&D