Climate change discussion, OECD report, CCS

Hello all The OECD’s report on the global environment to 2050 (available to buy or read online free at,3746,en_2649_37465_49036555_1_1_1_37465,00.html) includes a summary of where we are at with emissions trajectories at the moment.  On the current path, 85% of energy will be provided by fossil fuels in 2050, with an estimated atmospheric CO2 concentration o... »

Energy Conversations: Should we be storing carbon, energy or nuclear waste underground?

Energy Conversations: Should we be storing carbon, energy or nuclear waste underground? Wednesday 9 November, 6.30pm       As we move towards a low carbon energy infrastructure we will be faced by numerous technology choices. Should we follow Germany and Japan to decommission our nuclear power plants and, if so, should we use carbon capture and storage to make the most of our fossil fuel rese... »

German government major conclusions of a review of energy policy in its Energiekonzept.

On 14 September 2010 09:42, Matt Phillips  In case you have not studied the German Energiekonzept document, below are some informal notes on what it says. Last week the German government released its major conclusions of a review of energy policy in its Energiekonzept. If your German is up to scratch, here it is: . A... »

Call for papers on CCS for Energy journal

The journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Energy encourages submissions on the topic of Carbon Capture and Storage. The call for papers is here: »

Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK Questions that Need to Be Asked

  F.Starr PhD, BSc, FIMMM, C.Eng: Materials and Energy Consultant     Dr F Starr played a major part in the EU Supported Dynamis Programme, in which natural gas steam reforming, and coal based IGCC based processes, were to be developed to capture CO2 from fossil fuels. Both processes would produce a hydrogen rich gas which could be used in a combined cycle gas turbine system for electricity genera... »

CCS Carbon Capture and Storage – the facts.

Dear Oliver, You’re not alone in your scepticism! However, you’re wrong about the CO2 emissions. The reality is that coal +CCS as currently defined/mandated emits significantly less CO2 than NG CCGT without CCS (‘unabated’), because authorities in the UK (and most countries except Japan) are demanding c.90% CO2 removal from coal, whereas CCGT emits about 50% of the CO2 of c... » Enhanced Oil Recovery as Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Click Here to Download a Complete Conference Brochure Price: $295 today– $345 if register day of program! Click Here to Register ! Or call 201 871 0474 OVERVIEW Utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is not new, but a growing number of policymakers see it as an important part of the emerging carbon-management landscape. More importantly, injecting CO2 into EOR project... »

Gasification gets The Guardian treatment

Comments are invited on the two gasification articles found on the The Guardian website today. They seem to have been written on the basis of a Press Release, without much background checking. I don’t want a bad word said about the author, Alok Jha, who is lovely, but I really think we need to unpack the underlying problems of the waste gases from the gasification processes described :- http... »

Hydrogen – the green currency of the future

All governments have pledged to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions; this effectively means that the world must move to: Electricity from nuclear, renewable or decarbonised sources Hydrogen from renewable or decarbonised sources biomass derived methane gas or hydrocarbon liquids or heat as a by-product, or from biomass, solar or geothermal sources. Of these electricity and ... »


What is it: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), the process of capturing carbon emissions when fossil fuels are burnt on large scales such as during the power generation process, has been identified as having a key role in meeting the UK’s pressing climate change targets. CCS has the potential to reduce emissions by coal fired power stations by 80-90 percent, making the process much cleaner an... »

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