Carbon Capture & Sequestration News for 10-20-2014

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At-A-Glance Vitals
Quick summary of yesterday's news:

Total Coverage    25
Total Word Count    13,734
News[VIEW]    25 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    22
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    20 videos from 14 users totaling 2 Hours / 20.18 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    0 from 0 users
Twitter Details    0 Twitters totaling followers, 0 hashtags, 0 replies, 0 retweets, 0 users replied to, 0 users retweeted, and 0 total links

The map below shows all geographic mentions across both mainstream and social media coverage.

The following people, organizations, and locations dominated the global conversation yesterday. Click on each to view its full profile, with interactive timelines, maps, dashboards, and a complete list of coverage. Note that even if you have filters enabled, these lists reflect ALL news and social media coverage.

Top person names mentioned in today's news:

Joe Jones    4 (16.00%)
Mary Polak    4 (16.00%)
Christy Clark    4 (16.00%)
Eric Sievers    2 (8.00%)
Bravo Dome    1 (4.00%)
Maximus Johnity Ongkili    1 (4.00%)
Denise Giardina    1 (4.00%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

Ministry Of Environment    4 (16.00%)
Environment Ministry    4 (16.00%)
Skyonic Corporation    2 (8.00%)
Coke Chemical Industries Inc    2 (8.00%)
National Energy Efficiency Action Plan    1 (4.00%)
Google    1 (4.00%)
Committee Week    1 (4.00%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Victoria, Seychelles (General), Seychelles    4 (16.00%)
San Antonio, Texas, United States    4 (16.00%)
Henan, Shanxi, China    2 (8.00%)
Jianhua, Nei Mongol, China    2 (8.00%)
North Sea, Oceans (General), Oceans    2 (8.00%)
Copenhagen, KใธAvn*, Denmark    1 (4.00%)
Baofeng, Hubei, China    1 (4.00%)

Below are the top 25 articles of yesterday, ranked in order of their overall potential and actual impact on the global media ecosystem surrounding this topic.

Is there hope for West Virginia as it moves away from coal? | Grist

... the use of resources that might have helped build an economy beyond coal. Occasionally, West Virginia politicians will offer some happy talk about "clean coal" and the promise of carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS. I find this little more than wishful thinking, because I find CCS little more than a pipe dream, with very big, very expensive pipes. Even if it works (a very big if) at ...

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Facility Captures Carbon, Turns it into Products · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News · Environmental Leader

... A Texas company on Tuesday will open a carbon capture and utilization facility that will capture up to 90 percent of CO2 emissions at an existing cement plant and turn them into usable products like baking soda, bleach and hydrochloric acid. Skyonic's Capitol SkyMine is a first-of-its-kind project, the company says, and will have a total carbon impact of 300,000 tons annually, through the ...

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SinoCoking Aboveground Syngas Facility Commences Operations

... sales at the new SinoCoking facility is expected to be between 45% and 50%, said Mr. Lv. The CEO added that SinoCoking's other syngas project, an underground coal gasification and carbon capture and storage facility designed to produce 60,000 cubic meters of syngas by March of next year, was expected to commence initial construction by the end of this month. For additional information on ...

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India Growth and Energy Planning | The Energy Collective

... to controversies over land, displaced peoples, and natural resources as major reasons why large dams present policy conundrums. Ramesh stressed the importance of technologies like carbon capture to a currently coal-centered economy like India's, though he openly acknowledged, "clean coal is an oxymoron." When faced with energy choices, Ramesh concluded, India "need[s] to choose the path ...

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Natural underground CO2 reservoir reveals clues about storage | Ars Technica

... change may require more than just phasing out the use of fossil fuels. During the phase-out, we may need to keep the CO 2 we're emitting from reaching the atmospherea process called carbon capture and sequestration. The biggest obstacle preventing us from using CCS is the lack of economic motivation to do it. But that doesn't mean it's free from technological constraints and scientific ...

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Skyonic opening new carbon capture plant in San Antonio - San Antonio Business Journal

... Skyonic Corp. will unveil its new carbon capture plant in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 21, next to the Capitol Aggregates cement plant. Austin-based Skyonic developed a technology that captures and reuses industrial air emissions. The new SkyMine plant will use electricity to turn carbon emissions into baking soda, bleach and hydrochloric acid which will then be sold commercially. The $ ...

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The message is clear: Build with carbon - Timber Trades Journal Online

... The UK government has started to make investments from the 1bn pot it has set aside to fund Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects - largely unproven and expensive technology which seeks to lock away CO2 emissions. While I would never argue against the development of new green technology, I would like to see at least a portion of that budget go towards investing in a CCS solution that we ...

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Skyonic Opens World's First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Utilization Facility

... 20, 2014 Designed to be both beneficial for the environment and profitable for business, Skyonic Corporation will open Capitol SkyMine, the first-of-its-kind, commercial-scale carbon capture and utilization facility, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Located in San Antonio at Capitol Aggregates, an existing cement plant, the $125 million Capitol SkyMine will have a total carbon impact of 300,000 ...

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CO2 Science

... that the growth enhancement of four major forest plantations ranged from 4.0 to approximately 7.7 Mg C/ha from 1980 to 2005, which corresponds to "8.4 to 21.6% of biomass carbon sequestration per hectare and 4.1 to 35.5% of the country's total net biomass increase of each forest type." With respect to the importance of their findings, Fang et al . say, first of all, that the ...

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Skyonic launches Capitol SkyMine at cement plant in Texas

... Skyonic Corporation is set to open the new Capitol SkyMine tomorrow, 21 st October. The US$125 million project is the first of its kind, being a commercial-scale carbon capture and utilisation facility with a total carbon impact of 300 000 tpa. The plant will directly capture 75 000 tpa of CO 2 and transform it into solid, usable products, such as baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), bleach and ...

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tcetoday | News | Texas plant will turn CO2 into solid profit

... A NOVEL carbon capture plant will begin operations in the US tomorrowturning CO2 from a cement plant into solid raw materials for industry, including baking soda. Skyonic’s US$125m plant will capture 75,000 t/y of CO2 from Capitol Aggregates cement plant in San Antonio, Texas. It will react the greenhouse gas with rock salt to produce sodium bicarbonate – also known as baking ...

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Beware: The Clean Coal Myth

... reasonable. The facts, however, prove unambiguously otherwise. Many energy corporations, numerous lawmakers, and even some international institutions unabashedly claim that " carbon capture and storage (CCS) mitigates the effects of climate change by pumping carbon dioxide underground without curbing the use of fossil fuels"and thus, they assert, we can have it both ways: more coal/oi ...

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Your Subsea News

... JIP including: National Grid, ENI, and Petrobras, but there is still time for others to join. The number of offshore CO2 pipelines is expected to grow significantly in the future, as Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage (CCUS) technology is deployed to mitigate CO2 emissions from power plants or other large industrial sources such as steel or cement factories. "CCUS is again gaining momentum ...

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Britain's 'Big Five' banks urged to divest from fossil fuels

... suggests that positive investments are rapidly outpacing traditional markets, having grown by one-third over the last two years to £3.25bn. Lois Vallely The development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies relies on the accurate measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to a wide array of other gases because it is vitally important that the process does not impact ...

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B.C.'s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: minister | CTV Vancouver News
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... said the ministry. GHG emission reduction technologies include, low-or-no-venting equipment, electrification, cogeneration, waste heat recovery, natural gas vehicles and examining carbon capture and storage. Premier Christy Clark calls the proposed LNG industry a worldwide pollution fighter because it will replace dirty coal with cleaner-burning natural gas in Asian countries, especially ...

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Government identify technologies to reduce carbon emissions: Muhyiddin | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

... faced by developing countries is balancing between the cost of electricity and conservation of the environment." The government was studying eco friendly technologies such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) and nuclear energy. He said KeTTHA was also finalising guidelines on energy efficiency (EE) via the National Energy Efficiency ...

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Ethanol Producer Magazine The Latest News and Data About Ethanol Production

... a sustainable agricultural supply chain practices. Through appropriate modern agricultural practices, a Macedonian cellulosic plant could encourage remarkable levels of soil carbon sequestration and improvement within Macedonia, as well as very high levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) savings from the cellulosic ethanol produced. "We believe the Macedonian cellulosic project can reassert ...

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620 CKRM - the Source - Ambassadors from 50 Countries Arrive in Regina

... Canadian European Trade Agreement is a great beginning to building stronger partnerships between European nations and Canada. Grubisic is looking forward to visiting the clean coal carbon capture project at Boundary Dam on Tuesday because Croatia is currently building its third coal powered reactor and is interested in the technology in which Saskatchewan is a global leader. ...

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SinoCoking Coal (SCOK) Commences Operations at its Aboveground Syngas Facility

... sales at the new SinoCoking facility is expected to be between 45% and 50%, said Mr. Lv. The CEO added that SinoCoking's other syngas project, an underground coal gasification and carbon capture and storage facility designed to produce 60,000 cubic meters of syngas by March of next year, was expected to commence initial construction by the end of this month. ...

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Houston Food Bank To Serve Thousands Of Solar-Powered Meals With Renewable Energy Installation

... A Fortune 250 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available ...

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Paul Brannen: From croissants to carbon capture - the life of an MEP - journallive Administrator - The Journal

... UK time and it is a bit of challenge. It's then into the Parliament where breakfast meetings or briefings are a common occurrence. So it's croissants and biofuels or pastries and carbon capture or fruit and fair trade, feeding the mind while feeding the body. Then it's up to the tenth floor, great view of the city, and an opportunity to touch base with the Brussels staff and my fellow ...

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DuPont, Ethanol Europe to develop Macedonia cellulosic biorefinery | Hydrocarbon Processing | October 2014

... developing a sustainable agricultural supply chain practices. Through appropriate modern agricultural practices, the Macedonia plant could encourage remarkable levels of soil carbon sequestration and improvement within Macedonia, as well as very high levels of GHG savings from the cellulosic ethanol produced, according to project officials. This project is particularly significant for its ...

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