Institute updates

The Global CCS Institute has just published a new report titled “Water use in thermal power plants equipped with CO2 capture systems”.

The US Department of Energy has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the development and testing of technologies that can utilise CO2 from coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions and create valuable products to offset the cost of CCS.

The US Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (US DOE/NETL) held its annual Carbon Capture R&D Program Technology Project Review Meeting from 8 to 12 August, in Pittsburgh, PA, US.

A recently published paper in the prestigious scientific journal Nature provided evidence that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be permanently stored in reservoirs over very long timeframes (up to 100,000 years).

On 12 August 2016, the Australian Government announced AUD$23.7 million of funding for seven projects under its CCS Research Development and Demonstration Fund. This funding was allocated on a competitive basis and is matched at least dollar-for-dollar by grant recipients.

The Leadership Roundtable for the development of Low Emissions Technologies for Fossil Fuels (LETFF) was established in October 2014.

Richland Community College hosted the 3rd Annual K-12 Teachers Clean Energy Workshop on 28 2016 at the National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) in Decatur, Illinois. 

A diverse group of 10 Senators, including the Republican Majority Leader and the Democratic nominee for Vice President, are backing new legislation that would significantly expand the US tax credit for carbon capture activities, known as 45Q. 

On 15 July, Southern Company announced that subsidiary Mississippi Power had started producing syngas using lignite at the Kemper County Energy Facility.

The Rotterdam Capture and Storage Demonstration Project (ROAD) has joined the Global CCS Institute. The project is being developed by Maasvlakte CCS Project C.V., a joint venture of Uniper and ENGIE Energie Nederland.