Institute updates

Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D), a longstanding collaborator of the Global CCS Institute, provides independent analyses and expertise focusing upon low-emission coal technology.

Working with partners such as CSIRO and the University of Newcastle, ANLEC R&D publications are now available on the Institute’s website. These reports explore various topics including:

Image source: PCOR Partnership Staff, 2011, Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership atlas (4th ed.): Grand Forks, North Dakota, Energy & Environmental Research Center [in preparation].

Preliminary results from the Institute’s 2012 projects survey have identified 73 large-scale integrated CCS projects (LSIPs) around the world. Although the total number of LSIPs has remained relatively constant since the publication of the Institute’s December 2011 update, five power generation projects from various countries were removed from the Institute's LSIP listing, while four new LSIPs were identified.

The Institute has released a report placing a value on the key liabilities arising from any CO2 release at a well-sited and managed CCS project.

The landmark study demonstrates that the development of a CCS project is unlikely to be impeded by the costs of managing liabilities from an accidental release of CO2 said the Institute’s CEO, Brad Page.

In an article by Lenore Taylor in the Sun-Herald (Sydney) a number of points are made about the first years of the Institute based on the views of an unidentified former member of staff.

Under the leadership of its new CEO Brad Page the Institute’s focus is on continuing to provide world-leading information and services related to CCS, as well as on advanced plans for the Institute to be funded by its Members. These plans are being developed with the Membership and will be launched later this year.