Institute updates

More than 30 participants, including CCS stakeholders representing industry, academia and the Ministry of Science and Technology, met at a capacity building workshop hosted by the Global CCS Institute and Petrobas in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on April 11 2014.  The goal of the workshop was to identify a capacity development program that would complement the work of other programs operating in Brazil, such as the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF).

On 17 April 2014, the Global CCS Institute hosted its eleventh study meeting in Tokyo. The meeting gave Members the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Mr Takashi Hongo of Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute, on several topics related to areas of CCS policies, regulations and financing.

In 2013, the Victorian State Government and Australian Federal Government, in collaboration with the Global CCS Institute, deployed the Institute’s CCS regulatory test toolkit for the first time in Australia.

The toolkit is a regulatory test exercise that aims to help governments establish whether their carbon CCS legislative and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose, providing a low-cost, low-risk approach to testing regional and national legislation and regulatory systems for CCS projects.

An extensive 12 year study has answered commonly asked questions about what happens when carbon dioxide is stored underground, culminating in a report released at an international CCS conference in Pittsburgh, US this week.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and bio-CCS technologies have been recognised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international scientific body for the assessment of climate change - as essential in the mix of climate mitigation technologies necessary to avoid the effects of climate change.