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Reporting from the Natural Gas CCS Networking Meeting held in London on 30-31 May 2013 This is a totally revolutionary ‘take’ on gas powerplant decarbonisation where you decarbonise the gas fuel supply up-stream, using a hybrid combination of bio-energy (inc’ low-cost bio-wastes) and CCS at the SNG production plant. This ‘upstream decarb ‘principle is already well-recognised by DECC in policy terms under both the RO and RHI (Renewable Heat Initiative) incentives schemes . It turns out that upstream hybrid decarb’ has greatly lower cost and energy penalties than any known form of on-site CCS, in fact we make the extraordinary claims that we can make decarbonised (even net C-negative!) SNG at plant gate for a lower cost than today’s UK...Read more
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The UKCCSRC was a prominent player in the recent GHGT-11 conference in Kyoto, Japan. We hosted a well attended international networking reception alongside the conference with over 150 attendees from around the globe. An International Gas Network was formed that night and 100 new members signed up to the UKCCSRC Community Network. Thank you to all of our UKCCSRC members who attended and made the event such a success. In addition to this reception, the UKCCSRC also sponsored 10 UK post-graduate students to attend the GHGT-11 Student Programme, where they had special seminars with expert mentors who helped them plan which sessions to attend and answered technical questions about the research presented. The feedback from our students was outstanding, and...Read more
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From 5th to 18th November 2012, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre was pleased to host a visit from a delegation of engineers from India. The three-member technical team from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) are working on a European Union sponsored project called "Developing a Cluster for Clean Coal Technologies (CCT) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technologies for the Indian Thermal Power Sector". This project aims to develop and deploy a dedicated technology cluster for CCT and CCS, inclusive of the main players in the thermal power industry, policy makers, the academic sector, and international expert networks. The team visited several universities involved in CCS research and attended meetings with industry and Scottish Government Energy officials...Read more
Mike Monea, President, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives for SaskPower and Colin Imrie, Scottish Government presented recent developments at SaskPower's Boundary Dam project and work on Scotland's CO 2 storage capacity, respectively, on 15 October 2012 at the University of Edinburgh. The Boundary Dam Integrated CCS Demonstration Project is one of the world's first and largest integrated Carbon Capture and Storage demonstration projects at Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. The project will transform Unit 3 at Boundary Dam Power Station into a reliable, long-term producer of 100 megawatts of clean base-load electricity, while enhancing provincial oil production and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by capturing one-million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The $1.24 billion government-industry partnership between...Read more