Join us on 17 December 2013 for a special Global CCS Institute webinar featuring Daniel Fernandez-Poulussen, from Spain’s Public Research Foundation – Ciuden. Daniel will introduce us to the extensive program of public engagement and outreach activities that have been undertaken for the onshore CO2 storage project (the Hontomin Project) taking place in the village of Hontomin, North West Spain.
Since the early work of Sarah Wade and Sally Greenberg, comprehensive social site characterisation and stakeholder identification and analysis have been recognised as fundamental components of any successful CCS stakeholder engagement strategy.
As carbon capture and storage (CCS) moves towards large-scale commercialisation, stakeholders along the CCS chain are required to address and resolve design and operability details, from generation to storage, at a commercial scale for the first time.
As in other sectors, process simulation and modelling are key technologies for performing design calculations and analysis operations. Indeed, there is little that is new in terms of individual CCS chain components; conventional power stations, amine based CO2 capture plants, pipelines and compressors are mostly well understood.
While technical and legal barriers to CCS are diminishing, the difficulty in building a sound commercial case for the development and operation of CCS infrastructure remains a serious obstacle. One way to significantly reduce the cost of CCS is to realise economies of scale by sharing a single CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure system among several operators of CO2 capture plants.
The Global CCS Institute was pleased to run the last of a three-part webinar series on CO2 storage. This webinar series was presented in Spanish, and is part of the Global CCS Institute’s capacity development program with the Mexican Academic Council of Earth Science Schools on the education of carbon capture and storage (CCS).
This webinar focused on ‘Fundamentals of monitoring CO2 injected underground’. The Institute is pleased that Vanessa Nuñez, Research Scientist Associate at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center of the University of Texas at Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology, presented this webinar series.
Vanessa serves as Principal Investigator for several applied CCS projects. She holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Universidad Central de Venezuela, an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in Energy and Mineral Resources also from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the Bureau of Economic Geology, Vanessa was a Senior Reservoir Engineer at Chevron Energy Technology’s Carbon Storage group, where she served as company representative for several Joint Industry Projects, such as the Weyburn-Midale IEA project. Back in her native Venezuela, she worked as an Instructor Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela.
North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) is building the world’s first direct to fuels bitumen refinery to combine gasification technology with an integrated carbon capture and storage program. The project was proposed to meet the rising demand for upgrading of increasing bitumen production from the Alberta oil sands and for production of low-carbon fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The Global CCS Institute’s Global Status of CCS: 2013 report was released on 10 October to an international audience. Based on the Institute's annual global survey, the report provides a comprehensive overview of CCS policy, legal and regulatory developments, technologies, large-scale demonstration projects. It also provides authoritative analysis, insights and recommendations for accelerating the technology. The report is an extensive reference guide for industry, government, research bodies and the broader community.
The Global CCS Institute webinar that was held on Thursday 31st October was delivered by Institute experts, and covered key findings and recommendations, while highlighting the need for action.
The Global CCS Institute was pleased to run the second of a three-part webinar series on CO2 storage. This webinar series was presented in Spanish, and is part of the Global CCS Institute’s capacity development program with the Mexican Academic Council of Earth Science Schools on the education of carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The Global CCS Institute was pleased to run the first of a three-part webinar series on CO2 storage on Wednesday 28th August 2013. This webinar series will be presented in Spanish, and is part of the Global CCS Institute’s capacity development program with the Mexican Academic Council of Earth Science Schools on the education of carbon capture and storage (CCS).