Institute updates

The Global CCS Institute recently interviewed Bill Sigmon, AEP Senior Vice President of Engineering, Projects and Field Services to discuss AEP’s Mountaineer Plant CO2 Capture project. 

This month, the Global CCS Institute published a case study conducted to share the history and lessons learnt from the Rotterdam CCS Cluster Project. CCS activities in Rotterdam commenced in 2006 and until now, 18 companies have cooperated to provide feasibility-level engineering studies for CO2 capture projects and a CCS common infrastructure network.

As the Rotterdam Opslag en Afvang Demonstratieproject (ROAD) project approaches the key milestone of a decision on investment, a new report aimed at outlining the future path of the project has been released.

As a part of the Global CCS Institute's focus on assisting CCS projects through knowledge sharing, a one-day workshop was organised in collaboration with the CSLF to share experiences on CCS project integration, and to identify priority integration topics that need further attention to facilitate CCS project development and deployment.

This month, the Global CCS Institute released four reports from two North American CCS projects: Tenaska Trailblazer located in West Texas and American Electric Power’s (AEP) Mountaineer project in West Virginia.

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.