The ACT Consortium received 26 proposals that have been independently evaluated and ranked by external CCUS experts. Based on this evaluation, the ACT Consortium notified 12 projects, with a combined budget of €31 million, that they were selected to move forward with award negotiations, which is to take place this summer. Read more here
The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008 providing advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change. Read more about the CCC´s latest reports here
This meeting will provide attendees with a chance to share in the knowledge and insights gained by more than 200 Department of Energy-sponsored research projects from the Department’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage, and Oil and Natural Gas Programs. A mixture of plenary, multi-topic breakout, and interactive poster sessions will provide opportunities for discussion and collaboration on the subject research efforts, both domestic and international. Read more here
Mission Innovation Carbon Capture Challenge organises a workshop held back-to-back with the TCCS-10 Conference in Trondheim (June 17-19, 2019) to ensure continued progress in the direction of full-scale implementation and commercialization of CCUS technologies. Invitation and sign up details can be found here
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Technical Group’s Task Force was formed to investigate Improved Pore Space Utilisation. The mandate of the task force was to investigate the current status of techniques that have the potential to improve how well the capacity of reservoirs for CO2 storage are utilized. The Final Report from the task force on Improved Pore Space Utilisation has now been completed and can be found here
The 4-day conference included 71 technical sessions, 7 panel discussions, over 350 oral presentations, and over 400 posters, and presented many opportunities for the CCUS community to discuss, connect and collaborate.Delegates also had the opportunity to visit the CO2CRC’s Otway National Research Center in Australia, where researcher sare conducting CO2 injection tests and associated monitoring and analysis studies.
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The 3D-CAPS project develops new 3D-printed materials that will strongly reduce the size of equipment for removal and recovery of CO2 from industrial gases using two promising new adsorption-based technologies with an inherent small energy footprint. Read more here
In support of a new initiative launched at the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9), the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Initiative, you are invited to join the United Kingdom (UK) for the webinar “Progressing CCUS in the UK and Accelerating CCUS Globally: The UK CCUS Action Plan and Outcomes from the Global CCUS Summit”. Read more here
The ALIGN-CCUS (ALIGN) project, funded by ERANET ACT, is a joint industry-led research initiative to accelerate the demonstration and implementation of the next-phase of European CCUS projects by addressing specific R&D gaps across the CCUS chain. This was the third webinar on the project. Read more
The bi-annual Trondheim CCS Conference series – TCCS – is one of the leading scientific CCS technology Conferences. Its objective is to bring forward, present and discuss current work undertaken within R&D institutions, universities and in industry.
Since the start in 2003, the Conference grown from a meeting for a select few, to be an important meeting place for 350-400 CCS experts from all over the world. As 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of TCCS, there will be a special programme on technological issues and social events. The Conference is hosted jointly by SINTEF and NTNU, and is organized by the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS).
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The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS). It also promotes awareness and champions legal, regulatory, financial, and institutional environments conducive to such technologies. For more information on the CSLF and the Mid-year Meeting read here
ECCSEL4, the European Research Infrastructure on CO2 Capture and Storage, is organising this workshop to encourage researchers to use the LS-Andra Underground Research Lab.
This workshop is organised by the French node of ECCSEL in collaboration with the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Club CO25, and the University of Lorraine. For more information read here
The meeting took place in Brussels on January 30th 2019, where the Coordinators provided information to the EC project officers and SET Plan group on how the respective ERANET has contributed to the SET Plan implementation plan. The ACT’s Coordinator presentation can be viewed here.
After the 1st and the 2nd Knowledge Sharing Workshops which took place 14 November 2016 in Lausanne (Switzerland) and 24 October 2017 in Bucharest (Romania), respectively, the ACT consortium organized the 3rd Workshop 13 November 2018 in Niederaußem, Germany at the facilities of RWE.
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To read the brief outcome of the workshop and view the presentations follow the link
The groundbreaking Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project has today released findings from its international joint research project, which show how the UK can support decarbonisation of some of Europe’s carbon-intensive regions from the early 2020s through the phased roll-out of a low-cost, low-risk North Sea CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. Read more
A presentation of the outputs of the ACT Acorn project will be held on January 23rd in Westminster, London. This project explores the feasibility of developing a carbon capture and storage cluster including hydrogen infrastructure and CO2 storage for the decarbonisation of industry, heat and transport, building out from existing carbon capture infrastructure in Scotland.
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To register use the following link: https://act-acorn-catalyst.eventbrite.co.uk
Three CCUS conferences are scheduled to be held in 2019.
The Gordon Research Conference series on CCUS technologies will be held from 5-10 May 2019 in Les Diablarets (Switzerland). CCUS technologies are needed under all climate scenarios projecting towards the end of this century both to mitigate and to counteract climate change. The 5-day conference with a unique and highly intensive format, addresses the question whether scientists and engineers are ready to deliver CCUS for large-scale deployment; revisits challenges and hurdles towards implementation; and identifies technical solutions and scientific breakthroughs needed.
Sessions with an impressive line-up of science and thought leaders address: The Role of CCUS in a 1.5°C World; Enabling Negative Emissions: DACCS and BECCS; Overcoming the Challenges of CO2 Storage; The Personal and Societal Challenges of CO2 Emissions Mitigation; Second Generation CO2 Capture Technologies; The Economic Aspects of CCUS; The Role of CCU; Policy Processes Around CCUS; and Coping with CO2 in the Heat and Power Sector and in Industry.
The Tekna CO2 Conference (information is available only in Norwegian language) will be held from 16-17 January 2019 in Oslo (Norway). The conference focuses on presenting the latest in technology and ongoing research and industrial projects.
The Climit Summit Conference will be held from 26-27 February 2019 in Oslo (Norway). CLIMIT is the national programme for research, development, piloting and demonstration of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies for power generation and other industrial sources.