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The Global CCS Institute recently released a suite of capture technology reports, developed for the Institute by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The reports provide detail on the various capture technologies, with a primary focus on the power industry.

This month, the Global CCS Institute released the latest report from the Getica CCS Demonstration Project. The Romanian CCS Demonstration Project is to implement a full chain operational CCS system, capturing 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum from an existing 330 MW unit (no.6) of the Turceni Power Plant in Oltenia, Romania.

On 15 December 2011, the Global CCS Institute hosted the latest webinar in its ongoing series with American Electric Power’s (AEP) Manager – CCS Engineering, Matt Usher, presenting on AEP’s Mountaineer Plant CO2 capture FEED study report.

This month, the Global CCS Institute received a variety of reports from two North American projects: Mountaineer CCS in West Virginia, United States and the Pioneer project in Alberta, Canada.

The Institute has put in place a process to continually track the global status of large-scale integrated CCS projects (LSIPs), involving weekly reviews of news reports, and feedback from Institute representatives around the world.

The Rotterdam Climate Initiative (RCI) is in the process of realising CCS in the Rotterdam area, the Netherlands. CCS activities in Rotterdam commenced in 2006 and until now, more than 20 companies cooperated to provide feasibility level engineering studies for CO2 capture projects and a CCS common infrastructure network.

On 5 September 2011, the Global CCS Institute launched its office in Tokyo, Japan, at an event held at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo. The launch was held to coincide with the 20th JCOAL Clean Coal Conference, a two-day conference that brings together the low-carbon technology development community from Japan and around the world.

The Global CCS Institute has put in place a process to continually track the global status of large-scale, integrated CCS projects (LSIPs) involving weekly reviews of news reports, and feedback from Institute representatives around the world.

The CCS industry has identified public engagement as an important element in the planning and development of CCS projects. As part of the Global CCS Institute’s ongoing work to share knowledge and provide information to help develop capability and best practice, it is releasing multiple public engagement reports and tools to assist project proponents:

1. A Public Engagement Self Assessment Tool for CCS Projects

The Global CCS Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Page as Chief Executive Officer. He will take up the position during August 2011.

“The appointment of Brad Page as CEO marks the start of a new chapter of the Institute’s mission to accelerate the global deployment of CCS technologies,” said Russell Higgins AO, Chairman of the Institute.