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Carbon Capture Could Benefit Environment and Boost Industry’s Output, Energy Secretary Says

Carbon Capture Could Benefit Environment and Boost Industry’s Output, Energy Secretary Says

If industry could capture invest in the technologies to capture carbon dioxide releases and either bury them or use them to help produce more oil discoveries, it would be a win-win, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said.

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Carbon Capture Coal Plant Gets Heat as Whistleblower Comes Forward

An advanced coal project in Mississippi is now under greater scrutiny. Documents have come to light that show that the plant’s owner, Southern Co., concealed certain technical difficulties that the plant has been experiencing. It chose to keep such information under wraps to avoid regulatory criticisms.

Europe Faces $1.3 Trillion Bill without Carbon Capture

Without carbon capture and storage (CCS), it will cost an additional €1.2 trillion ($1.3 trillion) to reach the European Union’s CO2 reduction target for the power sector, according to a new report from European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP). The report, Modeling the Lowest-Cost Route … Read more »

CCS Could Be Hit With Large Risk Premiums by Insurers, Shell Says

Insurance companies wary of the carbon capture technology could hit power plants storing emissions with large risk premiums, Shell said in a document posted on the UK Department of  Energy and Climate Change website. The document, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, outlines Shell’s insurance strategy for its carbon capture … Read more »

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World’s First Carbon Capture and Storage at Coal Plant Operating

SaskPower began full operation of its flagship carbon capture and storage project at the Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan yesterday, making it the world’s first commercial scale carbon capture and storage facility at a coal-fired power plant. The project was completed at a cost of $1.35 billion and integrates … Read more »

Algae Companies Ask EPA to Endorse Carbon Capture Efforts

Algae companies ready to bring their carbon capture and utilization efforts to the marketplace are asking the EPA to support the technology as a viable alternative to carbon capture and sequestration in its carbon pollution regulations, according to Environment & Energy Publishing. Algae companies need a large, constant amount of … Read more »

DOE Funds Carbon Capture Projects

The US Department of Energy has selected 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for safe and permanent geologic carbon capture and storage. The total value of the projects is about $17.6 million over three years, with $13.8 million of DOE funding and $3.8 million of non-federal cost sharing. The … Read more »

China, US, Canada Lead Global CCS

Large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects worldwide are set to make significant progress this year, including two projects that will begin operations in North America. The first large-scale CCS projects in the power sector, SaskPower’s Boundary Dam project in Canada and Southern Company’s Kemper County project in the US … Read more »

Contract Wins: Cadmus, SAIC, CO2 Solutions

The Cadmus Group has won its third consecutive five-year contract to work with the EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW). Under this contract, the consultancy will work with OWOW to monitor water quality, manage and display water quality information, and report on water quality conditions to the public … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Carbon Capture, UL Zero Waste, GSA Review

DNV KEMA has launched a risk management guide for the carbon capture and storage industry, CO2Riskman, which aims to increase public confidence in the technology through knowledge-based, consistent hazard management. The new guidance, developed over 15 months through a joint industry project with support from 16 industry and regulator organizations, … Read more »

Coal-Fired Carbon Capture Tops 238 MW

Coal-Fired Carbon Capture Tops 238 MW

The total installed capacity of global coal-fired carbon capture and storage (CCS) was 238 MW at the end of 2011, according to a new report by Global Information, Inc. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for Coal-Fired Plants – Opportunity Assessment and Key Country Analysis to 2025 says the 238 MW … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Roquette $4m Fine, Climate Tax, Wind PTC

Roquette America Inc. has agreed to pay a $4.1 million civil penalty to settle more than 1,000 alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit at its grain processing facility in Keokuk, Iowa, the EPA and the DOJ said. In addition to paying the penalty, Roquette will complete … Read more »