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SANEDI Joins Global CCS Institute (Int'l. Report)
South African National Energy Development Institute,Global CCS Institute.
Date: 2019-09-20
The Sandon, South Africa-based South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) reports it has joined the Melbourne, Australia-headquartered Global CCS Institute. The move is intended to further the activities of the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (SACCCS), a division of SANEDI.

SANEDI's international membership includes governments, global corporations, private companies, research bodies and HGOs that are committed to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as an integral part of a net-zero emissions future.

The South African government has pledged to cut its total CO2 emissions through increased energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear, cleaner mobility and CCS and others. (Source: SANEDI, ESI Africa, 18 Sept., 2019) Contact: SANDEI, Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager, +27 11 038 4300,; Global CCS Institute. +61 3 8620 7300, ,

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EU-funded, China CO2-Capture Project to Miss 2020 Deadline (Int'l)
Global CCS Institute
Date: 2019-04-10
According to an EU Observer report, it is unlikely that the EU and China will meet their goal of establishing an EU co-financed "near-zero emissions", carbon capture and storage (CCS) equipped coal fired power plant operation in China by 2020. China and the EU partnered and agreed to the project at a previous summit, in Beijing in September 2005.

However, Chinese companies financed a feasibility study for the project without EU funding, leading the EC to argue its planned €7 million contribution to the project was no longer possible. Even so, the EC notes it remains committed to an expert dialogue with China on CCUS.

According to the Melbourne, Australia-based Global CCS Institute, there are nine large-scale CCS facilities in China "in different stages of advancement" with only one such facility in operation. But China's four fossil-based power plants with CCS are all still in early development phase and not expected to be fully operational until somewhere in the 2020s. To date, the EU has not managed to get CCS projects into operation. (Source: EC, Global CCS Institute, EU Observer, April, 2019)Contact: Global CCS Institute, +61 3 8620 7300,,

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Climate Activist Al Gore Overheard at COP24 (Ind. Report)
Climate Change,Global CCS Institute
Date: 2018-12-14
US environmental activist Al Gore railed against carbon capture technology this week while at the UN COP23 climate conference in Poland. When quizzed by media on the urgency on cutting carbon emissions and eliminating fossil fuels, the former Clinton Administration VP shot back:

"What does that mean? Not getting off fossil fuels but reducing emissions? You're not buying the CCS (carbon capture and storage) nonsense are you? Are you? If you see a separation between getting off fossil fuels as one thing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions as another, then the only way to reconcile those two positions is to believe in the tooth fairy."

"The window for action is closing fast -- we need to do more and we need to do it now." Gore added.

Note: According to the Global CCS Institute, 18 large-scale CO2 trapping facilities are in operation with five in various stages of construction, and another 20 in various stages of development worldwide. (Source: Daily Caller, Global CCS Institute, Various Media, 12 Dec., 2018) Contact: Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, CEO,

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China Establishing Large-Scale CCS Facilities (Int'l)
China CCS
Date: 2018-08-15
The Global CCS Institute reports there are now 18 large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities around the world, with China deploying CCS as a vital climate change technology.

China's recently commissioned CCS facility in Jilin has reached a storage capacity of 0.6 million tpy of CO2, ranking it 18th major commercial CCS facilities in the U.S., Canada, Norway, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

China's National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation is developing two additional large-scale CCS facilities -- the Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical CCS facility in Zibo, Shangdong Province, and the Yanchang CCS facility in Xi-an, Shaanxi Province. These facilities will capture 400,000 tonnes, and 410,000 tpy of CO2 respectively. (Source: Global CCS Institute, Gas World, 13 Aug., 2018)Contact: Global CCS Institute, Brad Page, CEO,; China National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Dr. Liu Qiang, Director of Strategy and Planning,

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DOE Touts Carbon Capture, Utilization Storage Initiative (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-06-01
At the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) meeting last week in Copenhagen, Denmark, the US DOE announced the launch of two new clean energy initiatives to boost green energy adoption -- the Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) and the Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) initiatives.

The CCUS initiative will seek to support and accelerate existing CCUS projects such as those undertaken by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the IEA's Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, Mission Innovation, and the Global CCS Institute.

The US, Saudi Arabia and Norway will lead the project, with international partners including Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

The technologies are predicted to play a key role in global decarbonization efforts, with nuclear set to make energy-intensive processes such as desalination, hydrogen production and energy storage carbon neutral. Following the Paris Agreement, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and IEA predicted that CCUS would be essential to limiting global warming to 2 degree C. (Source: US DOE, Power Tech, 31 May, 2018)

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Rotterdam and Oslo compete to set up first CO2 highway

Date: 2017-11-04
Norway and the port of Rotterdam are competing to create the first European chain that will allow CO2 capture from industrial sites to be transported to a storage site offshore. The two projects featured prominently at a conference in Rotterdam last week, organised by the Global CCS Institute, whose chairman spoke hopefully of a "renaissance" and "renewed interest" in carbon capture and storage (CCS). Previous CCS projects in the European Union focused on trapping the climate-changing carbon dioxide gases from coal-fired power plants, with all elements of the process in the hands of a single party. The last surviving EU project was supposed to be a coal-fired power plant with CCS in Rotterdam, but the project's supports pulled out last summer. Instead, the CO2 from Rotterdam's industry is planned to be stored in depleted gas fields in the North Sea. A feasibility study is due to be ready by the end of the year, with an investment decision planned for the end of 2018. The idea is to create a CO2 'highway' which is operated by a separate entity. Rotterdam's plans received a boost in October when after months of negotiations, four Dutch political parties announced a coalition deal, needed to form a new government. They promised to reduce emissions of 56 megatonnes of CO2 by 2030. A third of that reduction, 18, is planned to be achieved by having industrial sites apply CCS. Earlier in October, the Norwegian government announced it would cut 90 percent of the budget Rotterdam has planned to begin storing CO2 in 2020, while Norway has 2022 as date to be fully operational. (Source: EUObserver, 31 Oct., 2017) Roy Vardheim, who heads the Norwegian industrial CCS initiative, the Technology Centre Mongstad,

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China's First Large-Scale CCS Project Underway (Int'l. Report)
Global CCS Institute
Date: 2017-06-19
In Beijing, China reports construction has begun on the first of eight planned large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. The first CCS project, which was started by state-owned Yanchang Petroleum, will capture 800,000 tpy of CO2 emissions from a coal-to-gas petrochemical plant near the western Chinese city of Xi'an. The project will remove CO2 from two coal gasification (syngas) plants and use it for enhanced oil recovery operations. The seven additional projects include coal-fired power plants, fertilizer plants, and a chemical production facility.

The Australian not-for-profit Global CCS Institute assisted in getting the project off the ground as part of China's 2015 deal with the U.S. to combat climate change. (Source: International Energy Agency, Digital Journal, 18 June, 2017) Contact: Global CCS Institute,

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