‘China’s harmful greenhouse gases could be trapped underground’

Geoscientists say three depleted oil fields could provide decades of secure gas storage

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 […]

Is carbon storage all it’s cracked up to be?

A UK university has been awarded €1 million (£900,000) to assess the risks of underground carbon dioxide storage sites leaking. Scientists at Heriot-Watt University aim to use the funding to improve understanding of how fractures in the rocks used to trap the greenhouse gas can affect the process. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) catches carbon […]

New process converts emissions to clean fuel

A new process could convert captured greenhouse gas emissions into a useful fuel. The technique, developed by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL), could help carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies become more widely implemented by making them much more economically viable. The researchers have developed an efficient process […]

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 […]

‘More than 2,000 CCS plants needed to meet climate goals’

More than 2,000 carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities will be needed by 2040 to meet the Paris climate change targets. That’s according to the Global CCS Institute, which believes renewables alone will not meet international climate goals and CCS must be part of a “suite of clean technologies”. It is calling for policy parity […]

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 […]

Government to establish industrial energy efficiency scheme

The government plans to establish a scheme to help decarbonise the industrial sector, which currently represents nearly a quarter of UK emissions. It has already laid out specific technologies and pathways for the UK’s most carbon intensive industries to go greener while maintaining international competitiveness. The government has said the energy efficiency initiative will help […]

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 […]

Shell, Statoil and Total join forces for CCS

Three oil giants have joined forces to deliver large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Norway. Shell, Statoil and Total have signed a partnership agreement to mature the development of CCS on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Earlier this year, the Norwegian Government awarded a contract to Statoil for the first phase of the […]