Institute updates

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.

Dr Makoto Akai, Institute’s Board Director, has recently made a TV appearance on “Catch – World Top News”, a BS television program on NHK, a Japanese national public broadcasting organisation.



In its first year operating, the Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has captured and safely stored one million tonnes of CO2ahead of schedule.

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.

The US Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (US DOE/NETL) held its annual Carbon Capture R&D Program Technology Project Review Meeting from 8 to 12 August, in Pittsburgh, PA, US.

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.

The Leadership Roundtable for the development of Low Emissions Technologies for Fossil Fuels (LETFF) was established in October 2014.

Richland Community College hosted the 3rd Annual K-12 Teachers Clean Energy Workshop on 28 2016 at the National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) in Decatur, Illinois.