Institute updates

On 7 March 2014, the Global CCS Institute hosted one-day site visit tour to two carbon capture plants built by Toshiba Corporation on Kyushu Island, located in the west part of Japan. Toshiba is a Member of the Institute, and generously provided the opportunity for sixteen delegates to visit and see their plants in operation.

Over 35 representatives from South Africa’s major Universities and CCS related industries spent a  week at the beginning of this month  participating in the Institute’s ‘Train the Trainer’ program, hosted by the South African Centre for CCS (SACCCS).

The course is a capacity building initiative, aimed at academic staff, post-graduate students and experts in CCS-related disciplines, who are looking to learn more about the technical, regulatory and socio-economic aspects of CCS.

On 27 February, more than 100 CCS proponents – including Institute Members, government officials from the United States and Canada, industry leaders, NGOs and other stakeholders – met at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC for the Institute’s Third Annual Americas Forum.

CCS has been the subject of feature articles in several prominent international magazines lately, from technology focused Wired Magazine, to National Geographic and New Scientist. Varying in tone and focus, the stories have engaged readers around the world, drawing in new audiences and sparking social media chatter on the topic of decarbonisation.