Innovation and technology deployment are “synergetic and complimentary”, and focusing on either one in isolation will not allow us to address climate change, said US Secretary of Energy Moniz at the New York Climate Week opening ceremony on 19 September 2016.
The 25th Japan Clean Coal Day conference was held Tokyo on the 7 and 8 of September. The conference was very well attended, with a total of more than 700 registrants and around 400 people attending each day.
The US Department of Energy has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the development and testing of technologies that can utilise CO2 from coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions and create valuable products to offset the cost of CCS.
A recently published paper in the prestigious scientific journal Nature provided evidence that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be permanently stored in reservoirs over very long timeframes (up to 100,000 years).
On 12 August 2016, the Australian Government announced AUD$23.7 million of funding for seven projects under its CCS Research Development and Demonstration Fund. This funding was allocated on a competitive basis and is matched at least dollar-for-dollar by grant recipients.