Institute updates

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.



In its first year operating, the Quest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has captured and safely stored one million tonnes of CO2ahead of schedule.

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).