Institute updates

This month the Global CCS Institute hosted meetings in Abu Dhabi, Edinburgh, Tokyo and Pittsburgh to share regional information on CCS and CCUS.


The Global CCS Institute’s Americas team participated in a CCS working group panel at the US–Canada Clean Energy Dialogue II. Organised by the US Department of Energy, and Natural Resources Canada, the event took place in Champaign, Illinois on 23–24 April 2013.

Twenty-five participants from government, large–scale integrated projects, regional partnerships and academia met to discuss post-injection activities from a regulatory and measurement, monitoring and verification perspective.

As the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) marked its first year of operation this month, it announced developments that will pave the way for widespread deployment of CCS.

The Global CCS Institute has formalised a sponsorship agreement with the Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in Asia and South-East Asia (CCOP) to provide initial funding of its CO2 Storage Mapping Program (CCS-M) in CCOP member countries.

Based on common user infrastructure, a team from the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, Clinton Climate Initiative, and CATO-2 (the Dutch national R&D program on CCS) has developed a financial model to assess the economics of alternative CO2 transport and storage options in the North Sea

In early 2012, the South West CO2 Geosequestration Hub (the South West Hub) project drilled a stratigraphic well at Harvey, Western Australia. The purpose of the well was to collect information to better understand the potential of the geological formations for storage of CO2 .