Institute updates

Friday, 14 October 2016: The Global CCS Institute is intensifying its efforts to communicate the benefits of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a key climate change mitigator through the appointment of new advocacy and communications positions.

In the Norwegian budget statement on 6th October it was announced that the Government proposes to spend about NOK1 314 million (146M EUR) on CO2 management (CCS) in 2017.

A half-day Taiwan CCS Roundtable Discussion was held in Taipei on 5 September 2016. The Global CCS Institute and Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) co-organised this event.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage found its place in the conversation at this year’s VERGE conference, held from 19 to 22 September in Santa Clara, California.

Clean Air Taskforce (CATF), a prominent environmental NGO and a member of the Global CCS Institute, has recently issued a fact sheet on the lifecycle analysis of enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

The Institute participated in the 21st Australia-Taiwan Joint Energy and Minerals, Trade and Investment Cooperation Consultations (JEMTIC) held in Hualien from 6 to 7 September 2016.

Innovation and technology deployment are “synergetic and complimentary”, and focusing on either one in isolation will not allow us to address climate change, said US Secretary of Energy Moniz at the New York Climate Week opening ceremony on 19 September 2016.

The Americas office organised and conducted a tour of CCS operations and study sites in the Canadian province of Alberta for Institute Members from 19 to 23 September.

The 25th Japan Clean Coal Day conference was held Tokyo on the 7 and 8 of September. The conference was very well attended, with a total of more than 700 registrants and around 400 people attending each day.

Dr Makoto Akai, Institute’s Board Director, has recently made a TV appearance on “Catch – World Top News”, a BS television program on NHK, a Japanese national public broadcasting organisation.