UK commits £21.5m for carbon capture and storage

It is part of an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to invest in new ways of reducing the cost of the technology so it can be commercially viable

UK grants £900k for carbon capture testing facility

A carbon capture project has been awarded a research and development grant worth almost £900,000. A consortium led by Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) will use the funding to build a large-scale testing facility at the University of Sheffield. It will help progress research into lowering the cost of the technology, with the ultimate aim […]

Energy Minister reaffirms clean growth commitment in Tees Valley

Energy Minister Claire Perry reaffirmed the government’s commitment to clean growth during her visit to Tees Valley yesterday. She said the region has the potential to exploit opportunities from future growth industries such as carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS), district heating and hydrogen. Ms Perry added the government’s commitment to regeneration and clean energy […]

Chile agrees to phase out coal power plants

Chile is to ban the development of new coal-fired power plants. The nation’s Energy Ministry and electric power generators’ association Asociación de Generadoras have agreed to not build any new coal plants without carbon capture and reduction technologies. The companies, which include Enel, ENGIE and AES, have also agreed to form a joint working group, […]

US-Saudi Arabia ink carbon capture agreement

The US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to work together on technologies designed to reduce carbon dioxide from fossil fuel projects. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for co-operation in the areas of clean fossil fuels and carbon management. That includes carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), supercritical carbon […]

New EU project targets large-scale CCS

A new European project aimed at reducing and reusing CO2 in industrial processes has been launched. Researchers from across Europe have joined forces to address large-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in specific industrial regions. The ‘Accelerating low carbon industrial growth through CCUS’ (ALIGN-CCUS) project aims to enable large scale and cost-effective implementation of […]

Capturing CO2 from air? That rocks!

A new technology absorbs carbon dioxide straight from the air and stores it permanently in underground rock. Developer Climeworks has partnered with Reykjavik Energy for its CarbFix2 pilot project, which will see an existing geothermal power plant in Iceland fitted out with the capture and storage equipment. The company says its Direct Air Capture (DAC) […]

CCS network ‘could deliver £160bn to UK economy’

An East Coast carbon capture and storage (CCS) network could boost the UK economy by around £160 billion between now and 2060. That’s the findings of a new report, which adds the benefits of a large-scale CCS scheme could outweigh costs by as much as £129 billion. Under the proposed scheme, dedicated CO2 infrastructure would […]

US announces $36m for carbon capture tech

The US has announced $36 million (£26.8m) of funding for projects to advance carbon capture technologies. The US Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, said the bulk of the money will be used to grow carbon capture technologies to engineering scale using existing host site infrastructure – these projects will receive total funding of up to $30 […]

Half of Brits back coal with carbon capture technology

Around 50% of the public would back the construction of coal and gas plants with carbon capture and storage technology. A new survey of 2,009 people by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) also revealed 35% said the government’s first priority for generating power should be enough to meet all domestic and industrial needs. A […]