US announces $22m fund to capture carbon dioxide from the air

The grant will cover fundamental research in materials and field testing of prototypes

Plans for carbon negative district heating in Sweden

Stockholm Exergi is exploring whether a carbon capture system could be used at the Värtaverket power plant in Stockholm

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Norway proposes to invest £54m in CCS projects in 2020

Part of the budget would support the development of a full-scale CO2 capture, transport and storage project and provide funds for operation of the Technology Centre at Mongstad

Oil and gas sector ‘must take action to advance CCS technologies’

That’s the verdict from Oil & Gas UK, which has published a new report stressing CCS is critical to the UK’s plans to reach a net zero economy by 2050

‘UK can reach net zero with technologies already widely available’

The Centre for Alternative Technology has published a new report in which it claims the country will not need carbon capture and storage to decarbonise

US announces $43m for carbon capture and storage technology

The programme seeks to develop technologies that address difficulties in decarbonisation of electricity systems, focusing specifically on complications in CCS design, operations and commercialisation potential

Businesses offered £5m for ‘fast start’ projects to boost energy efficiency

Projects must target foundation industries including cement, paper, glass, ceramics, metals and bulk chemicals

Edinburgh Uni granted £1.12m for hydrogen storage research

The HyStorPor study aims to increase the understanding of the hydrogen storage system, from the physical and chemical processes to social acceptability

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Gas, renewables and CCS ‘must drive decarbonisation by 2050’

DNV GL believes gas and renewables will be the only energy sources for which demand will be higher in 2050 than it is today

Cement giant hardens its stance on CCS development

HeidelbergCement has signed a memorandum of understanding with Equinor to accelerate the development of carbon capture and storage technologies