carbon emissions storage News

  • 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

  • The Quest for carbon capture and storage

    Shell today announced that it will go ahead with the first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project for an oil sands operation in Canada. The Quest project will be built on behalf of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project joint venture owners (Shell, Chevron and Marathon Oil) and with support from the Governments of Canada and Alberta. "Carbon capture & storage (CCS) is critical to meeting the huge ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project

    Edward Davey is at Peterhead today (Feb. 24, 2014) announcing funding for the next stage of Shell’s Peterhead CCS project. Find out more: read the Peterhead press notice ...

  • Carbon capture and storage: climate impacts

    One proposal for meeting targets for the reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is to capture and store CO2 that is emitted by fossil fuel burning power stations. In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that carbon capture and storage (CCS) could help mitigate against climate change, especially in the short term. Using CCS, CO2 emitted from energy or industrial plants could be ...

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • 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

  • Oil sands carbon capture and storage contract awarded

    Houston Texas-based KBR has announcedthat Shell Canada Energy has selected KBR to perform off-site modularization and pipe fabrication at their Edmonton Module Facility. This project will use Shell Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies to reduce CO2 emissions at Shell's Upgrader which upgrades oil originating from Shell's Athabasca Oil Sands operations. It is estimated that this ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GLOBE 2008 session update: carbon capture and storage

    The clear message from expert panelists speaking at the Carbon Capture and Storage session of GLOBE 2008 was that carbon capture and storage is proven, safe and Canada’s best option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the technology will not become commercially viable without government assistance. The largest barrier to the wide spread commercial use of carbon capture and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Worldwide carbon capture and storage projects on the increase

    Worldwide efforts to fund and establish carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects have accelerated, according to a new Department of Energy (DOE) online database, indicating ongoing positive momentum toward achieving the G-8 goal for launching 20 CCS demonstrations by 2010. The database, a project of the Office of Fossil Energy's (FE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), reveals 192 ...


  • 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

  • Charles Hendry speech on European carbon capture storage

    Introduction Thank you, Jeff [Chapman, Chief Exec of the CCSA] for that generous introduction. It’s an honour to be asked here today, and speak to you on how I see CCS moving forward. A subject very close to my heart. Because its potential never ceases to amaze. I think the advantages are clear. Fossil-fired electricity has a hatrick of ‘pros’. Reliability, ...

  • Global urban expansion threatens biodiversity and carbon storage

    Over the next 30 years, there is a vital need for planners to shape urban expansion to minimise the impact on biodiversity and carbon losses from land use change, according to a recent study. The number of people living in urban areas is expected to increase by 1.3 billion to a total of nearly 5 billion people by 2030. Habitats, biodiversity and carbon stored in vegetation will all be ...

  • 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

  • CERC takes part in Carbon Capture and Storage modelling

    CERC’s contribution to the ‘CO2 capture Mongstad’ project, a major venture overseen by Statoil Petroleum AS and Gassnova SF (the Norwegian State enterprise for carbon capture and storage), is ongoing. Statoil and Gassnova are planning to equip the combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Mongstad refinery with post-combustion carbon capture, potentially using amine ...

  • 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

  • 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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