Institute updates

The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) has made available findings from its latest CCS regulatory study, Regulatory challenges and key lessons learned from real-world development of CCS projects

The North West Sturgeon Refinery (NWSR) project has been developed to take advantage of the rising supply of bitumen from the oil sands of northern Alberta and the need for refining conversion capacity to produce low–carbon fuels with reduced GHG emissions. 

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee (TC265) on CCS has called for technical experts to join four of the five working groups established to explore the standardisation of the CCS technology chain.

The Secretariat is looking for working group members as follows:

 Capture – led by Japan

In a 21–1 vote on 18 April 2013, the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz to be the US Secretary of Energy. It is anticipated that Professor Moniz, who served as an undersecretary of energy in the Clinton administration, will be confirmed by the full Senate.

The fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4), which was at the Taj Palace, New Delhi, India on 17–18 April 2013, attracted energy ministers and other high-level delegates from more than 20 of the world’s leading economies.

Twelve Malaysian delegates participated in April 2013 in a week–long Global CCS Institute–sponsored study tour of Australian CCS sites as part of the Institute’s capacity building program for Malaysia and the Malaysia–Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).