Carbon Capture News

  • New CCC advice offers no wriggle-room on aviation emissions

    A new report from the Committee on Climate Change, published today, on how to deliver the ambitious climate targets agreed in Paris in 2015 identifies aviation as a ‘hard to treat’ sector and continues to caution against unlimited passenger growth. The Government’s priority, CCC ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • New patent boosts CO2 capture hopes

    A technology that could in theory catch 90% of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations has been patented by US government scientists. Employing an enzyme-based membrane fabric 10 times thinner than a soap bubble, it could separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen or oxygen and speed up its dissolution ...


    By Climate News Network

  • CHP can help deliver on legally binding targets of fifth carbon budget

    Combined heat and power (CHP) can make an important contribution to new legally binding carbon reduction targets approved by the UK government, says ENER-G. The fifth carbon budget passed into law during July and commits the UK to slashing CO2 emissions by 57 per cent between 2028 and  2032,  against 1990 levels.  One of its  key ...


    By ENER-G

  • Bioenergy integrated in the bio-based economy crucial to meet climate targets

    The 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam has provided a unique overview of the state of play of the sector and a much clearer view than before of the role biomass can play in achieving the transition to a low carbon economy.  After the historical Climate agreement at COP 21, international institutions and scientific organizations agree that biomass and ...

  • Aker Solutions Starts Pioneering CO2-Capture Project in Norway

    The project is the first of its kind globally for a waste-to-energy plant and comes after Aker Solutions in December signed a contract with the city government. The project is funded by Gassnova, the state enterprise that supports the development and demonstration of technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2). "This is pioneering work with significant potential as the world focuses on ...


    By Aker Solutions ASA

  • Mobile carbon capture technology removes 1000 kg CO2/day from Polish coal power plant

    Power plants are a major source of CO2 emissions and contributor to global warming. This study reports on a portable technology to remove CO2 from their combustion exhaust gases. Pilot testing on a coal burning plant in Poland captured thousands of kilograms of CO2 per day. This could be a viable future means of mitigating CO2 emissions from the power generation sector. The average temperatures ...


    By European Commission

  • Presentation slides from EI Aberdeen branch event on the status of carbon capture and storage now available to download

    The EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch recently hosted its October technical meeting on 'The status of carbon capture and storage (CCS) within the UK'. From Pale Blue Dot Energy, keynote speaker Hazel Clyne covered topics including the status of CCS development activity in the UK and the potential key CCS projects, as well as an overview of the DECC storage appraisal project. After a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Calls for Price on Carbon Increasing Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

    For the first time, an unprecedented alliance of Heads of State, city and state leaders, with the support of heads of leading companies, have joined forces to urge countries and companies around the globe to put a price on carbon. The call to price carbon comes from the Carbon Pricing Panel – a group convened by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE Selects Eight Projects to Receive Funding for Reducing the Cost of CO2 Capture and Compression

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected eight projects to receive funding to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and compression through DOE’s Carbon Capture Program. The Carbon Capture Program is developing technologies that will enable cost-effective implementation of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE Selects 16 Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies Projects for Funding

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 16 projects to receive funding through NETL’s Carbon Capture Program. The program funds development and testing of transformational carbon dioxide (CO2) capture systems for new and existing coal-based power plants. Research funded by this program is expected to help overcome limitations of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The economic benefits of carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea

    Carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea could be worth up to €1722 million a year, a new study has found. The researchers performed a combined ecologicaleconomic assessment, finding that the sea takes up an estimated 17.8 million tonnes of CO2 every year, providing important climate change mitigation. Marine ecosystems are essential for human life. They provide a host of ecosystem services ...

  • Carbon capture goes down the tubes

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and theInternational Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and the fact that CCS (also called carbon sequestration) is technically possible, it is not ...


    By Climate News Network

  • World Governments Are Limiting Carbon Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, finds a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. The 2015 Global Climate Legislation Study, covering 98 countries plus the European Union which are together responsible for 93 per cent ...

  • What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5°C?

    A new study analyzes the required climate policy actions and targets in order to limit future global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100. This level is supported by more than 100 countries worldwide, including those most vulnerable to climate change, as a safer goal than the currently agreed international aim of 2 degrees Celsius – an aim which would already imply ...

  • Carbon Capture and Storage Hopes Rise Again

    Carbon capture and storage, if it proved possible, would help to make the main greenhouse gas harmless. American scientists say they are making progress. Two groups of US scientists are exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One technology mimics the tree by using ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

    Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program. The initiative, supported by ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • £4.2m for CCS research at Grangemouth

    UK and Scottish Governments will provide £4.2 million for industrial research and feasibility work for a proposed full–chain 570 MW Carbon-Capture-Storage (CCS) coal-gasification power station located in Grangemouth, Scotland. The funding, £1.7 million from Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and £2.5 million from the Scottish Government, will allow ...

  • New paper in Groundwater highlights carbon sequestration relating to climate change

    The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has just published a review paper focusing on carbon sequestration in saline aquifers to mitigate climate change. Though not scheduled to appear until the May-June 2015 issue, the 19-page paper can be accessed now via Wiley Online Library, the database housing complete ...

  • New Membrane Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Scale Test

    A promising new technology sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for economically capturing 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from a coal-burning power plant has begun pilot-scale testing. The technology is the PolarisTM membrane system, developed by Membrane Technology and Research Inc. (MTR). The system uses a specially designed CO2-selective membrane—a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Sequestration on shaky ground

    Original story at MIT News Carbon sequestration promises to address greenhouse-gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it deep below the Earth’s surface, where it would permanently solidify into rock. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that current ...

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