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.
A diverse group of 10 Senators, including the Republican Majority Leader and the Democratic nominee for Vice President, are backing new legislation that would significantly expand the US tax credit for carbon capture activities, known as 45Q.
The Rotterdam Capture and Storage Demonstration Project (ROAD) has joined the Global CCS Institute. The project is being developed by Maasvlakte CCS Project C.V., a joint venture of Uniper and ENGIE Energie Nederland.
The goal of a hydrogen society has spurred technical innovation in Japan. At the direction of the Japanese government, companies, research organisations and government departments have mobilised towards the ambitious goal of producing hydrogen for the nation.