Institute updates

The Rotterdam Opslag en Afvang Demonstratieproject (ROAD) CCS project is a first of its kind in the Netherlands and applying for all of the necessary permits has proven to be one of the most challenging aspects of the project so far.

Shuttle shipping may provide opportunities to access offshore storage reservoirs and create greater flexibility between CO2 sources and storage locations than pipelines. The Institute this month released a report commissioned from Chiyoda in partnership with the University of Tokyo that provides a pre-feasibility assessment of CO2 transport using shuttle ships.

The Institute’s Public Engagement Manager, Kirsty Anderson, addresses Japanese Members at the sixth study meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

The Carbon Capture Legal Programme (CCLP) was set up by the University College London in June 2007. It aims to provide a dedicated, up-to-date, open-access and independent resource for the analysis of legal aspects of CCS. The main output of the CCLP is now hosted by the Global CCS Institute.

The Global CCS Institute achieved a major milestone with the release of a more regionally focused, globally connected five–year strategic plan, bringing it a step closer to becoming a fully Member–funded organisation.

Olivier Soupa and Bruno Lajoie from the Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) Energy Institute presented the findings and insights from the SBC Energy Institute’s Factbook on Bringing CCS to Market in an Institute-hosted webinar on 30 January.

The Institute recently released a WorleyParsons study that illustrates a generic methodology to assess the impact of adding post-combustion capture to a coal-fired power station.

More than 125 CCS experts, including Global CCS Institute Members, government officials from the United States and Canada, industry leaders, non-government organisations and other stakeholders met at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC on 5 February for the Institute’s Second Annual North American Forum, CCS/CCUS: Global opportunities and strategic directions.

The Institute participated as a liaison organisation in the second meeting of the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) Technical Committee (TC265) in February. The meeting largely defined TC265’s scope of work, and the leadership of the five working groups established to explore the areas of:

China must be commended for its impressive approach to tackling the climate change challenge, including through large–scale investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, according to Global CCS Institute Chairman Professor Paul Dougas.