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The Institute’s CEO, Brad Page, addressed the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy at its ‘CCS Roundtable: Addressing the short-term challenges for the CCS Demonstration Program’ in Brussels on Friday, 21 September.

The final countdown to the Institute’s 7th International Members’ Meeting has begun. The meeting will take place 9-11 October in Calgary, Canada, featuring an agenda that will showcase the latest developments in the CCS arena. The program will add to attendees’ knowledge, stimulate vigorous discussion, and inform the Institute of key issues and priorities for its Members.

 The Calgary agenda will feature:

As the second in the Institute’s series of profiles from around the world, this month’s contribution is authored by Richard Fink, Public Communication and Outreach Theme Lead to the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, and focuses on the re-launched CCS101.ca website and the vital role that public engagement plays in developing CCS.

Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D) is a longstanding collaborator of the Institute. In August, the Institute included additional reports from ANLEC R&D to its growing body of knowledge on different aspects of CCS, including:

The Institute’s CEO, Brad Page with school children from Forrest Primary School at the launch of CarbonKids in Canberra, Australia.

The Institute is holding its International Members’ Meeting in Calgary, Canada on 10-11 October. The agenda is designed to showcase the latest developments in the CCS arena, to add to attendees’ knowledge, to stimulate vigorous discussion, and to inform the Institute of key issues and priorities for its Members.

The Global CCS Institute has launched educational resources created by CSIRO to help teachers and school students learn about carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Launched during National Science Week, the resources will be delivered by CSIRO’s CarbonKids; a program used in over 230 schools providing education resources on climate change, sustainability and energy technology.

Global CCS Institute CEO Brad Page welcomed the opportunity to raise the awareness of a technology that will play an important part in Australia’s future energy mix.

The Century Rig 7 at Harvey 1 Well, South West Hub CCS Project.
Photo courtesy of the Western Australian Government Department of Mines and Petroleum

The Rotterdam CCS Project (ROAD) in the Netherlands is one of the most advanced large-scale integrated CCS projects in Europe. Due to its first-of-a-kind nature, ROAD faces an array of challenges.

Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D), a longstanding collaborator of the Global CCS Institute, provides independent analyses and expertise focusing upon low-emission coal technology.

Working with partners such as CSIRO and the University of Newcastle, ANLEC R&D publications are now available on the Institute’s website. These reports explore various topics including: