Institute updates

The Global CCS Institute presented a workshop at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) ‘Carbon Management Technology Conference’ in Alexandria, Virginia on 20 October.

Institute advisors provided an overview of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology and the current legal and regulatory landscape in North America. The workshop targeted individuals who are involved in CCS/CCUS but not experts in all aspects of the CCS/CCUS value chain.

Globally, 12 large–scale integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects are preventing 25 million tonnes a year (Mtpa) of greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere. A further eight under construction will increase the total to 38 Mtpa by 2016 – the equivalent of taking up to 18 million cars off European roads.