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Canadian firm innovates concrete production with carbon capture - eco-business.com

Today in CCS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:38

Canadian firm innovates concrete production with carbon capture
eco-business.com
The firm, which started to attract attention in 2012, uses the concept of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in its CarbonCure system. The patent-pending technology takes carbon dioxide waste, such as those from large emitters like refineries and ...

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Refrigeration could cool down the cost of carbon capture and storage - Gizmag

Today in CCS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:16

Refrigeration could cool down the cost of carbon capture and storage
Gizmag
For years carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been considered a costly but necessary step in reducing emissions and protecting our environment. New research by Scandinavian research organization Sintef has found that refrigeration technology may ...
Carbon Capture Faces Hurdles of Will, Not TechnologyClimate Central
Large scale carbon capture projects set for roll-outABC Online
Intergovernmental Climate Report Leaves Hopes Hanging on Fantasy TechnologyTruth-Out

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Utility to score $400m for carbon capture - Business Spectator

Today in CCS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:59

Utility to score $400m for carbon capture
Business Spectator
British utility Drax is likely to receive a 300 million euro ($US414.19 million) grant from the European Commission for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project after Britain this week told the Commission it would back the scheme. Chris Davies, a ...

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Carbon Capture and Storage Technology for Atmospheric Carbon Reduction - Ecopreneurist

Today in CCS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00

Carbon Capture and Storage Technology for Atmospheric Carbon Reduction
Ecopreneurist
While it's still important to reduce the amount of all greenhouse gas emissions from all of our activities, we still need to tackle the challenge of reducing the atmospheric carbon we've already produced. To do that, we need viable technology for ...

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Renewable energy not as viable as carbon capture: energy vet - CanadianManufacturing.com

Today in CCS - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:51

Renewable energy not as viable as carbon capture: energy vet
CanadianManufacturing.com
EDMONTON—Investments in renewable energy would have been better spent on carbon capture and storage solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said Clive Mather, former president and CEO of Shell Canada Ltd. Speaking at the Zero2014 ...

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Higher Oil and Gas Drilling Fines Approved by Colorado House

Colorado Energy News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:17

DENVER — A bill to increase drilling fines on the oil and gas industry is on its way to the Colorado Senate after the state House gave it final approval Monday. The legislation has the industry’s approval, which might be the most salient aspect about it.

The bill hikes maximum fines from $1,000 a day to $15,000 a day for companies that violate Colorado regulations. The House approved the measure 40-22.

A similar fines bill failed last year. But this year’s bill has the support of Colorado energy industry because it no longer included minimum daily fines. The state’s maximum daily drilling fines haven’t been hiked since 1955.

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Reports: White Rose in line for €300m EU carbon capture funding - Business Green

Today in CCS - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:31

Reports: White Rose in line for €300m EU carbon capture funding
Business Green
The UK's White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project is the front-runner to receive up to €300m of EU funding, after Financial Times reports suggested a grant application has been successfully lodged with the European Commission.

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UW Faculty Have Until May 15 to Apply for Supercomputer Use - University of Wyoming News

CCS UW - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:20

UW Faculty Have Until May 15 to Apply for Supercomputer Use
University of Wyoming News
The Wyoming share of the NWSC resources is currently 75 million core hours of computing on Yellowstone; around 400 terabytes of high-performance storage on GLADE; and 5 petabytes of longer-term tape storage on HPSS. Successful allocation requests ...

EU set to fund UK carbon capture and storage project - Blue & Green Tomorrow

Today in CCS - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 06:35

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EU set to fund UK carbon capture and storage project
Blue & Green Tomorrow
The European Union has given the go-ahead to a UK-based carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that would help clean up a fossil fuel plant by capturing emissions and burying them deep under the North Sea. The White Rose CCS project will combine ...

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Cash hopes for carbon capture - The Courier

Today in CCS - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:41

Cash hopes for carbon capture
The Courier
... after being the only CCS project put forward by the UK Government for consideration for NER300 cash. Last year Shell and SSE ruled out applying for a share of the fund for the proposed carbon capture and storage scheme for Peterhead Power Station.

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Air Energi Targets Shale with Opening of Denver Office

Colorado Energy News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:44

Global workforce solutions provider appoints Doug Thorner to spearhead expansion of Air Energi’s shale offering

Air Energi Group, the global workforce solutions provider for the oil and gas industry, has opened a new office in Denver, Colorado, to complement its current United States presence and boost its activities in North America’s booming shale oil and gas sector. Led by seasoned recruitment professional Doug Thorner, the office is Air Energi’s seventh location in North America and will support the Rocky Mountain Region and the West including Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming and California.

Having recruited within the Denver market for 15 years, Doug brings to Air Energi a wealth of experience and in-depth local knowledge. Along with being an active member of The Western Energy Alliance (WEA) and the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), Doug has sat on the Board of Directors of the Denver Petroleum Club for the past four years.

“Denver has grown to become the oil and gas industry’s shale hub for the Western U.S.,” states Doug Thorner, Lead Consultant at Air Energi. “Our new office will be instrumental in fully engaging with the oil-rich shale plays of the region. From this site, we will be offering our full suite of services covering talent acquisition, global mobility and integrated project solutions to Colorado’s thriving energy sector. I’m thrilled to be commanding such a dynamic unit backed by a global infrastructure recognized for its expertise.”

Air Energi has gained considerable experience in supporting local shale activity via its Midland office, but will look to expand its expertise with the addition of this new location.  Two of the largest and most promising shale plays, the Bakken and Niobrara, are being managed directly out of Denver.

“With the Western region being the biggest area for America in terms of energy supply at present, opening up our footprint across the U.S. is vital in our commitment to deliver locally for our clients,” says Darren Rowan, Regional Development Manager, Air Energi. “With Doug’s extensive understanding of the local market, alongside Air Energi’s international expertise, we’re aiming to solidify our position as the trusted people services partner of choice to the U.S. shale industry.”

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IPCC: Carbon Capture Is Crucial - MIT Technology Review

Today in CCS - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:15

IPCC: Carbon Capture Is Crucial
MIT Technology Review
But costs could more than double if carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology isn't deployed. That's because solar power could be replaced with alternatives such as nuclear power, while CCS is harder to replace. It's the only technology that can ...
Is EPA rulemaking hurting technology innovation?Environment & Energy Publishing

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Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project (with ... - Edmonton Journal

Today in CCS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:08

Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project (with ...
Edmonton Journal
FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Construction on Shell Canada's Quest carbon capture and storage project is at the midway point and the facility should be ready to start operating in late 2015, company officials said Thursday. Quest will be the world's first ...

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Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project (with ... - Edmonton Journal

Today in CCS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:08

Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project (with ...
Edmonton Journal
FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Construction on Shell Canada's Quest carbon capture and storage project is at the midway point and the facility should be ready to start operating in late 2015, company officials said Thursday. Quest will be the world's first ...

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Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project (with ... - Edmonton Journal

Today in CCS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:08

Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project (with ...
Edmonton Journal
FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Construction on Shell Canada's Quest carbon capture and storage project is at the midway point and the facility should be ready to start operating in late 2015, company officials said Thursday. Quest will be the world's first ...

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Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project - Edmonton Journal

Today in CCS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:06

Construction hits midway point on Shell's Quest carbon-capture project
Edmonton Journal
FORT SASKATCHEWAN — Construction on Shell Canada's Quest carbon capture and storage project is at the midway point and the facility should be ready to start operating in late 2015, company officials said Thursday. Quest will be the world's first ...

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EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project - BBC News

Today in CCS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 09:15

BBC News

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project
BBC News
A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU. The European Commission has confirmed that the White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project is in line to win the cash (equivalent to ...

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12 U.S. States Dominate Wind Power

Colorado Energy News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:50

According to Today in Energy, 12 states dominated the U.S. wind power market in 2013. These states accounted for 80 percent of wind-generated electricity according to preliminary data released in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) March Electric Power Monthly.

Once again, Texas took the honors of top wind power state with nearly 36 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity produced annually. Iowa was second, with more than 15 million MWh, followed by California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Combined, these 12 states produced 134 million MWh of electricity from wind. Nationwide, 167 million MWh of power came from wind in 2013, a 19 percent increase from 2012. Wind power increased its share of U.S. total electricity generation in 2013 from 3.5 percent to 4.1 percent. All but 13 states reported to EIA some generation from wind, and 23 states increased their wind generation more than 10 percent above 2012 production levels. California’s wind generation exceeded geothermal generation for the first time in 2013.

The proportion of wind to total electricity generated varied widely by state. Leading the nation in wind generation share was Iowa with 27.4 percent of net electricity production coming from wind turbines. Second was South Dakota, at 26 percent. Other states with more than twice the national share of 4.1 percent wind power were Kansas, Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming, and Texas.

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Climate Institute backs carbon capture - The Australian

Today in CCS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:31

Climate Institute backs carbon capture
The Australian
Moving Below Zero: Understanding Bio-energy with Carbon Capture & Storage includes a world-first study examining the role of carbon removal technologies in national climate policy scenarios. Carried out by leading economics firm Jacobs SKM, the ...

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carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU - Financial Times

Today in CCS - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:44

carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU
Financial Times
Brussels is to grant €300m to a pioneering carbon capture and storage project in the UK. The move comes as the EU seeks to regain its lead in a technology seen as crucial in the fight against climate change. Officials said the White Rose CCS ...

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