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  • Questions and Answers on the proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide

    1) What is carbon capture and storage? Carbon capture and storage is a suite of technological processes which involve capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gases discarded by industry and transporting and injecting it into geological formations. The major application for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to reduce CO2 emissions from power generation from fossil fuels, principally ...

  • Field test to advance geological carbon storage while enhancing domestic

    A Department of Energy sponsored project in Hopkins County, Kentucky has begun injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) into a mature oil field to assess the region's CO2 storage capacity and feasibility for enhanced oil recovery. The project is part of DOE's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) program and is being conducted by The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC). The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Setting the standard for carbon storage

    CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.) today announced a joint agreement to develop Canada"s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The CCS standard will be developed by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE research projects to examine promising geologic formations for CO2 storage

    The Department of Energy today announced 11 projects valued at $75.5 million aimed at increasing scientific understanding about the potential of promising geologic formations to safely and permanently store carbon dioxide (CO2). Funding for the projects includes $49.75 million from the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and will result in substantial employment opportunities for local ...

  • DOE selects projects to monitor and evaluate geologic CO2 storage

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geologic formations. The projects' total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 million of DOE funding and $8.2 million of non-Federal cost sharing. The work will be managed by ...

  • Accounting for Carbon Capture and Storage

    A new report recently released by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) provides the first-ever comprehensive framework for calculating carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions from carbon capture and storage (CCS). The framework equips policymakers and project developers with common methodologies for quantifying the emission impacts of CCS projects. CCS involves a suite of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE targets rural Indiana geologic formation for CO2 storage field test

    A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) team of regional partners has begun injecting 8,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to evaluate the carbon storage potential and test the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) potential of the Mississippian-aged Clore Formation in Posey County, Ind. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seen as a key technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate ...

  • EPA seeks comments on new information about geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is requesting comments on new information it has received about geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. During geologic sequestration, carbon dioxide is injected underground for long-term storage. This technology can be used to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA protects ...

  • CSA Group and IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. Announce World`s First Bi-National Standard for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    CSA Group, a leading developer of standards, codes and training programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.), an environmental non-government organization (ENGO), today announced the world's first bi-national carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) for ...


    By CSA Group, Inc.

  • Carbon capture and storage - reality or illusion

    Carbon capture and storage has become a hot topic in the business press recently, touted by some as the emission reducing key to continued use of fossil fuels, and panned by others as a great green scam perpetrated by the oil and gas industry. The truth is carbon capture and storage is anything but an illusion; but making it a commercial scale reality - at least in Canada - will require a great ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Is carbon capture and storage coming to Canada?

    According to a report just released by a government-commissioned panel, Canadian governments generally should spend close to $2 billion to encourage carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report echoes recent plans by the Government of Alberta to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions in this ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE Selects Projects to Assess Offshore Carbon Storage

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected four projects to receive funding through NETL’s Carbon Storage program. The program is working to develop and advance the effectiveness of onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies, reduce the challenges associated with implementation, and prepare them for widespread commercial deployment ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • All walled up and no place to go: large-scale geologic sequestration successes put carbon dioxide in its place

    It is the mid-17th century. Jan Baptist Van Helmont, a Belgian chemist, places a carefully measured 62 pounds of coal into a basin, which he ignites, covers, and allows to burn. When the fire has at last smoldered down to nothing but ash and embers, Van Helmont measures the remains and finds not the expected 62 pounds he had started with, but rather one lonely pound of debris.  In his treatise, ...

  • World`s first standard for deep-earth storage of industrial carbon emissions to be developed by CSA Standards and IPAC-CO2 Research

    Toronto – CSA Standards, a leading developer of standards, codes and personnel certification programs, and the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (IPAC-CO2 Research Inc.) today announced a joint agreement to develop Canada"s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) standard for the geologic storage of industrial emissions. The CCS standard will ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Growth of Carbon Capture and Storage Stalled in 2011

    Global funding for carbon capture and storage technology, a tool for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, remained unchanged at US$23.5 billion in 2011 in comparison to the previous year, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Although there are currently 75 large-scale, fully integrated carbon capture and storage projects in 17 countries at various stages of development, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Underground monitoring of carbon storage site begins in Mississippi

    A team from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB) is using scientific instrumentation, installed nearly two miles beneath the surface of the earth, to track the movement of carbon dioxide (CO2) being injected for oil recovery. This research effort will provide valuable insight into both the requirements of the instrumentation necessary to ...

  • Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

    Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Carbon capture and storage: how much leakage is acceptable?

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is expected to play a key role in climate change mitigation strategies. However, identification of safe underground storage sites and the impacts of CO2 leakage are still being addressed. New research has modelled the effects of CO2 leakage and found that leakage rates of just 1 per cent could prevent CCS from being economically and environmentally viable. CCS ...

  • Growth of carbon capture and storage stalled in 2011

    Funding for carbon capture and storage technology, a tool for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, remained unchanged at US$23.5 billion in 2011 in comparison to the previous year, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Although there are currently 75 large-scale, fully-integrated carbon capture and storage projects in 17 countries at various stages of development, only ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Innovation to drive cuts in Carbon Capture and Storage costs

    The winners of an £20m competition for innovative projects to reduce the cost of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development were announced today. Universities and world leading energy and technology companies at the cutting edge of CCS research are among the 13 projects that have been awarded the money from the UK’s CCS £125m research and development fund. CCS technology, if ...

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