Institute updates

Dr Grace Bochenek has been named the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) lead laboratory for fossil energy. She will manage the day-to-day operations of the lab and a portfolio of research central to the DOE’s work in support of the nation’s all-of-the-above’ energy strategy.

Global CCS Institute participated in an International workshop held at the National Sequestration Education Center, at Richland Community College, in Decatur, Illinois. The event was co-sponsored by the US Department of Energy's (USDoE) National Energy Technology Laboratory, ADM, Schlumberger Carbon Services, Illinois State Geological Survey and Richland with around 50 participants.

In August, the Institute lodged a submission to the European Commission’s request for stakeholders to participate in the review of the application of the EU Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of CO2 and to provide an assessment of the state of CCS deployment and enabling policy in Europe.