Institute updates

Welcome to the March Newsletter after a busy and poignant start to 2017. February saw the launch of the Petra Nova CCS facility near Houston, the largest post-combustion carbon capture project in the world (featured below).

On 15 February, the CO2CRC released “A Roadmap for Carbon Capture and Storage”, including three detailed working paper reports. The Roadmap contains analysis and recommendations for policy makers and industry on much needed efforts to ensure CCS deployment in Australia.

On Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Jeff Erikson testified (by invitation) in front of the Canadian Senate Committee on Energy, Environment & Natural Resources on the country’s efforts to transition toward a low carbon economy.  Jeff's testimony as delivered is attached and the video of his testimony

The UK’s National Audit Office have published their Review of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Commercialisation Competition.

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Xiangshan Ma to the role of China Country Manager at the Global CCS Institute.

Author: Antonios Papaspiropoulos


One of my more memorable and unexpected impressions from COP 22 is this:

A recently kicked-off initiative in the Netherlands aims to reduce industrial CO2 emissions in the Rotterdam area through CO2 capture, utilisation and storage.

The Washington event was held at the historic National Press Club, with more than 70 reporters, government officials, and members of the energy and environment policy community in attendance.

On 15 November 2016, the Global CCS Institute’s Americas office held the Clean Energy Solutions Symposium: What is the Future of Carbon Capture? at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

COP 22 in Marrakech convened on 7 November; with a two week window in which to commence the implementation of the Paris Agreement (adopted at COP 21 in Paris) and to resume the discussion on issues that were essentially suspended while the Paris climate conference dedicated most of its political capital on stewarding in the new climate treaty.