The fourth in the Institute’s series of profiles from around the world is contributed by Millennium Generation (MGL) Project, which was one of the winners of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s competition for innovative projects. 13 projects will benefit from the £20 million investment to reduce the cost of CCS as part of the UK’s £125 million research and development fund.
An award-winning resource, the openCCS handbook, is now available to encourage collaboration, promote awareness, and support good practice CCS development. The openCCS project won the 2011 Parsons Brinckerhoff Collaboration Special Award in recognition of its innovation and strength as a community-driven knowledge resource.
The Institute’s annual status of CCS report provides a comprehensive overview of the development of CCS projects and technologies around the world—progress, challenges and recommendations—and of actions taken to assist the demonstration of those technologies at a large scale.
Representatives from TERI, IITB-Monash Research Academy, Atlantic Council, Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration, EUCERS, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Indian Center for Studies of Science Policy, and the Institute at the workshop held in Delhi, India.
The inaugural Chair of the Global CCS Institute Board, Russell Higgins AO, today announced that Paul Dougas would be his successor, taking up the appointment on 1 January 2013.
“I am pleased that the Institute will benefit from Mr Dougas’ leadership and extensive knowledge and experience,” Mr Higgins said. “His more than 40 years in sustainability, financial, social and environmental consulting and strategy development in the Australian, European, South American and Asian engineering and environmental sectors will be a significant asset.”