Institute updates

The Institute and the Mexican Government held a high-level dialogue on Wednesday 19 February in Mexico City. The Dialogue was held at the Ministry of Energy (SENER) offices and had over 25 participants from the key government bodies, companies & institutions working on CCUS in Mexico. Mexico has recently developed a CCUS Roadmap, to feed into the upcoming Special Program on Climate Change – Mexico’s preeminent Climate Change policy, due to be released 1 April 2014.

As mentioned in the February newsletter, 2014 will see an increasing number of Member events in key regions.

The Global CCS Institute’s The Global Status of CCS: February 2014 report was launched at the opening of Platts 8th Annual European CCS conference in Brussels last week.

The report summarises the current status of large-scale integrated CCS projects worldwide and finds that the global uptake of CCS has seen significant progress in the US, Canada and China with 21 large-scale projects in operation or construction an increase of 50% since 2011.

The International Energy Agency hosted the fourth meeting of the Expert Group on CCS costs on 6-7 November 2013 in Paris.