Carbon Capture Articles

  • National grid - GHG data management system advice and comparison - case study

    The Challenge National Grid tasked us with identifying a short list of suitable Greenhouse Gas (GHG) software solutions to fit their existing and future requirements; like many other global organisations they needed to combine their current range of systems and processes (including spreadsheets) into a single software solution. Our Solution Whilst the overall ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Carbon capture and clusters

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS ) announcements in 2013 were quiet – yet the award of funding to the White Rose project in early December was an encouraging sign that UK CCS momentum remains undeterred, explains Sam Botterill, CCS Technical Manager, Energy Institute. Christmas did not only come early for the White Rose project, more commonly referred to as Drax Power’s CCS Project, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Voluntary carbon market and its contributions to sustainable development: analysis of the Monte Pascoal-Pau Brazil ecological corridor

    This paper aims to analyse the co–benefits of reforestation projects developed in the voluntary carbon market based on the analysis of a single case study: the ecological corridor project Monte Pascoal-Pau Brazil, the first forest restoration project in Latin America to receive the seal climate community and biodiversity (CCB). To achieve this purpose, the research combined: i) primary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluating the energy and the carbon stored from tropical acacias: the first steps

    Because of their relevance as a source of energy as woodfuel, carbon storage capacity and their environmental characteristics in ecosystems, tropical leguminous trees are suitable for their management on plantations to produce biomass for energy or carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation. The main purpose of this paper is to present the results of a research project to develop a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Creating a low-carbon, non-nuclear economy: The case of Taiwan

    Original story at MIT News Can Taiwan create a low-carbon economy without nuclear energy? One MIT researcher finds out. After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, energy experts and policymakers around the world began to reassess the future of nuclear ...

  • Anaerobic degradation of carbon capture reclaimer MEA waste

    The anaerobic biodegradation of reclaimer MEA (monoethanolamine) waste (MEAw) with easily degradable co-substrates was investigated in a laboratory-scale bioreactor at room temperature during a 160 d experimental run. The reactor that was constructed with three phases to facilitate attached biofilm and suspended biomass retention for degradation of the complex and challenging MEAw performed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Golden opportunities in the golden state

    California can be a tough place to do business, but a number of new policies are in place to make it easier to develop bioenergy projects. In 2012, the state adopted a new Bioenergy Action Plan and passed several laws to promote electricity and biogas production from organic waste. With pending legislation on organics diversion and new incentives for bioenergy, California is poised for explosive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Seeding the oceans may not stop climate change

    Geo-engineering against climate change – Seeding the oceans with iron may not address carbon emissions Numerous geo-engineering schemes have been suggested as possible ways to reduce levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and so reduce the risk of global warming and climate change. One such technology involves dispersing large quantities of iron salts in the oceans to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why carbon capture and storage is vital, has no friends but must be backed

    James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust, sets out why we need to learn to love CCS - before it's too late In front of the Public Liaison Committee in Parliament last week the Prime Minister laid out the importance of carbon capture and storage to the setting of a 2030 carbon target and in helping resolve the current debate on how much gas in the UK it is safe to burn.  Just a month ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The awkward, realistic choices on low carbon electricity

    We must be guided by engineering reality, costs and markets, not emotion. Viewpoint from James Smith, Chairman, Carbon Trust As the public debate on securing our future energy needs continues to heat up, one thing is certain.  Kicking the fossil fuel habit will be hard. Over two billion people in the developing world need more energy. Even with major improvements in energy efficiency ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Using Open Path TDLAS CO2 Sensors for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

    Public confidence in CCS projects worldwide is not very high. Many believe that CCS is not permanent storage, and at great expense to govermnents who are funding these projects. Effective monitoring and verification programs could go a long way to improve public perception.  Our Spectra-1 open path TDLAS gas sensor has shown very high accuracy in monitoring ambient CO2 levels. Better than ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

    Foreword Meeting the global challenge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and avoid dangerous climate impacts requires deploying a portfolio of emission reduction technologies. We must both commit to broad and deep efficiencies in the way our societies’ consume energy and to significant increases in power supplies from low carbon energy sources. At the same time, it ...

  • Air pollution impacts from carbon capture and storage (CCS)

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) consists of the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants and/or CO2-intensive industries such as refineries, cement, iron and steel, its subsequent transport to a storage site, and finally its injection into a suitable underground geological formation for the purposes of permanent storage. It is considered to be one of the medium term 'bridging ...

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