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New reports provide practical insights across the CCS chain

Monday, 2 June 2014

The Institute is pleased to help launch a suite of groundbreaking reports for the CCS community. Together, the reports provide unique insights into CCS policy, legal, technological and project updates from leading authorities and often, direct from the projects themselves. Many of these will be discussed in more depth at upcoming Institute Member events (Australia – 3 June, Europe, Middle East and Africa – 18 June, and Japan – 19 June), and of course during our webinars which will showcase the reports and their authors.

A snapshot of the reports:

Financing large scale integrated CCS demonstration projects – Societe Generale
In this report, Societe Generale sets out to understand the international finance community’s awareness, understanding and appetite for financing carbon capture and storage projects with debt. Undertaken on behalf of the Global CCS Institute to broaden understanding on CCS issues, it was a timely project with many in the decarbonisation arena interested to understand perceptions of debt finance. Led by Allan Baker, who has been involved in the CCS sector for the past five years, the report provides a useful insight into how the finance community perceives CCS and the major issues that need to be considered when financing such projects.
View the report
Read Insight from Societe Generale’s Allan Baker

CSIRO’s study into the amine-based CO2 capture process
This two volume study was commissioned by the Global CCS Institute to expand knowledge on the environmental impacts of the capture process of CCS. The study measured actual emissions and explored a case study into air quality at the AGL Loy Lang PCC Plant in Victoria, Australia. The benchmark solvent, monoethanolamine (MEA), was used to capture CO2 from the process gas of the Loy Yang coal-fired power plant. The experimental study focused on applying, evaluating and, where required, further developing current stack sampling and analytical techniques to identify the major chemical components existing in the process.
View Insight by the Institute’s Tony Zhang
Read Executive Summary, Read Volume 1 and/or Volume 2

ZeroGen IGCC with CCS: A Case History
Certainly one of the most comprehensive CCS reports in this suite of reports, this report on ZeroGen might also be one of the most valuable to CCS proponents as it details project content and lessons learnt in a valid attempt to ‘tell the story’ behind each stage of the project’s journey. The report hopes that “readers will recognise the importance of conducting CCS project studies at commercial scale and in real locations.” 
Read the report on the University of Queensland website

Callide Oxyfuel Project – Lessons Learned
As a demonstration project, the Callide Oxyfuel Project has provided a valuable ‘test-run’ of the technology at a smaller scale, before it is developed and applied at a commercial scale in the future. The Project has been operating in oxy-firing mode at Callide A Power Station in Australia since December 2012, making it one of the most advanced carbon capture projects in the world. With the support of the Global CCS Institute, the Project has just released a report summarising the lessons learned from the project so far.
View Insight by Dr Chris Spero
Read the report

Published recently was the CCS regulatory test toolkit
In 2013, the Victorian and Australian Governments, in collaboration with the Global CCS Institute, deployed the Institute’s CCS regulatory test toolkit for the first time in Australia. The toolkit is a regulatory test exercise that aims to help governments establish whether their CCS legislative and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose, providing a low-cost, low-risk approach to testing regional and national legislation and regulatory systems for CCS projects. The toolkit was originally developed for the Scottish Government and sponsored by the Global CCS Institute. It has since been deployed in jurisdictions such as Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Malaysia.
Read the report