Institute updates

Carbon capture and storage projects around the world have received multiple funding boosts lately including a raft of projects in the United States for research and development, competitive grants launched in Australia along with a new storage laboratory and funding for significant research studies in the UK.

August was a significant month in the United States on carbon emissions and environmental issues, with a number of developments relevant for CCS including the release of the final Clean Power Plan.

The Middle East's first operational large-scale CCS project launched in Saudi Arabia.

Several important developments in the United States and Canada occured over July, including announcements of new research projects and legislative initiatives.

June 2015 was a busy time for the CCS community in the Americas region. This summary shines a spotlight on the important CCS activities that took place in the region throughout the month.

Teesside Collective is a cluster of industries with a vision to establish Teesside, United Kingdom (UK) as the future in clean industrial development by creating Europe’s first infrastructure project – Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) industrial zone.

In a major boost for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the United Kingdom (UK), Shell has been granted planning permission for all onshore elements of its 1 million tonne per year Peterhead CCS facility.

This week the CLIMIT board has approved funding to a new joint project called CO2StCap “Cutting the Cost of CO2 Capture in Process Industry”.

The United Kingdom (UK) Government has released 45 detailed reports detailing emerging learning and experiences from the UK's two flagship CCS projects, the Peterhead and White Rose CCS Projects.

'Energy Rocks'
Student collage from the 'Energy Rocks' workshop. Image: Global CCS Institute.