Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
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Stanford GCEP awards $6.6M to 7 projects; focus on combining energy conversion with carbon-neutral fuel production
March 13, 2013
Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) is awarding $6.6 million to seven research teams—six from Stanford and one from Carnegie Mellon University—to advance research on technologies for renewable energy conversion to electricity or fuels and for capturing CO2 emissions and converting CO2 to fuels.
The 7 awards bring the total number of GCEP-supported research programs to 104, with total funding of approximately $125 million since the project’s launch in 2002.
Researchers propose framework for CCS infrastructure optimization to reduce GHG emissions from oil sands extraction and processing
January 28, 2013
Two researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University have developed an integrated framework that simultaneously considers economic and engineering decisions for the capture, transport, and storage of oil sands CO2 emissions (CCS). The model, developed by Richard Middleton (LANL) and Adam Brandt (Stanford) optimizes CO2 management infrastructure at a variety of carbon prices for the oil sands industry.
In a paper published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, they report that the oil sands industry lends itself well to development of CO2 trunk lines due to geographic coincidence of sources and sinks. This reduces the relative importance of transport costs compared to nonintegrated transport systems.
UK launches new $1.6B commercialization program for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and first UK CCS Roadmap; making a play for global leadership
April 03, 2012
|Proximity of the UK’s largest industrial emitters to CO2 storage sites in the North and Irish Seas. Map provided by the Energy Technologies Institute. Source: CCS Roadmap. Click to enlarge.|
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a new competition for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to drive down costs by supporting practical experience in the design, construction and operation of commercial scale CCS (CCS Commercialization Programme) with £1 billion (US$1.6 billion) direct grant support for capital funding, and additional support, subject to affordability, through low-carbon Contracts for Difference.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a process to capture carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere by large point sources, such as fossil fuel power stations, and permanently to store the CO2 deep underground. The UK Government has identified three key challenges to be tackled to enable commercial deployment of CCS in the UK: