Carbon Capture/Carbon Sequestration News for 10-13-2014


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

Total Coverage    21
Total Word Count    17,760
News [VIEW]    21 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    18
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    13 videos from 13 users totaling 4 Hours / 32.95 Minutes
Bookmarks[VIEW]    2 from 1 users
Twitter Details    0 Twitters totaling followers, 0 hashtags, 0 replies, 0 retweets, 0 users replied to, 0 users retweeted, and 0 total links




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




TOP NAMES OF THE DAY
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:

Matt Carr    2 (9.52%)
Mike Mcadams    2 (9.52%)
Joe Jobe    2 (9.52%)
Robert Watson    2 (9.52%)
Owen Paterson    2 (9.52%)
Berend Smit    2 (9.52%)
Patrick O'Flynn    1 (4.76%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

University Of California    3 (14.29%)
Environmental Protection Agency    2 (9.52%)
Department Of Energy    2 (9.52%)
China University Of Petroleum    2 (9.52%)
Us Environmental Protection Agency    2 (9.52%)
National Biodiesel Board    2 (9.52%)
Energy Center    2 (9.52%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

Houston, Texas, United States    3 (14.29%)
Berkeley, California, United States    2 (9.52%)
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada    2 (9.52%)
London, London, City Of, United Kingdom    2 (9.52%)
Beijing, Beijing, China    2 (9.52%)
Mitchell, Washington, United States    1 (4.76%)
San Diego, California, United States    1 (4.76%)




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.

First Carbon Capture Projects Mask a Lack of Progress | MIT Technology Review

... studies suggest, billions of tons of carbon dioxide need to be captured from hundreds of fossil-fuel power plants in the next few decadesand as soon as possible. Without large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), other measuresincluding rollouts of renewable and nuclear powerwill not avert catastrophic climate effects in the coming century and beyond (see "The Carbon Capture ...

(775 words by technologyreview.com


Global Solar Thermal Electricity: IEA Still Bullish

... the last five years. The technology is diversifying, costs are dropping, and new markets have begun to open up. At the same time, greater uncertainty has begun to dog nuclear power andcarbon capture and sequestration schemes. The International Energy Agency has thus reassessed the roles of both solar energy sources and published its findings in a new Technology Roadmap (for) Solar Thermal ...

(569 words by cleantechnica.com


Kentucky Senate hopefuls: Where they stand

... to move slowly in such a way that it won't shutter mines. She calls for a "balanced approach" to the issue that relies heavily on investing into clean coal technology, such as carbon sequestration, that would theoretically protect the environment. She also argues that she is the best candidate for coal miners because she would work to toughen laws designed to protect them. Patterson: ...

(1110 words by usatoday.com


Innovation pipeline: technology transfer in the oil industry | In-depth | The Engineer

... the industry tends to be focused on its immediate performance and it isn't very good at looking forward to long-term technology needs, although there are of course exceptions such as carbon capture and storage.' One of the ways BP accesses technologies to transfer into its portfolio is via the International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM) of which Sorrell is associate director. Based at ...

(1980 words by theengineer.co.uk


Global Warming And The Texas Surge Of New Chemical Plants | StateImpact Texas

... chemical processes at the plant would have increased the cost to build it by 25 percent and added a staggering $34 million dollars to the annual cost to run it. "The whole issue of carbon capture and storage is a pipe dream, someday it may be technically feasible, some day it may be economically feasible. It is not today," said Stephen Minick with the Texas Association of Business. When ...

(569 words by npr.org


CPS signs PPA with coal fueled IGCC project in Texas - Pennenergy

... Power, which is developing a new clean coal project in Texas. The Texas Clean Energy Project is an integrated combined cycle coal gasification (IGCC) plant that will incorporate carbon capture, utilization and storage technology. Under the terms of the agreement, the new IGCC plant will provide 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity to CPS. The Texas Clean Energy Project will be sized to ...

(205 words by pennenergy.com


MOF Slurry-Based Process May Revolutionize Carbon Capture

... Scientists from EPFL, UC Berkley and Beijing have developed a slurry-based process that can revolutionize carbon capture. The slurry, consisting of a porous powder suspended in glycol, offers the efficient large-scale implementation of a liquid while maintaining the lower costs and energy efficiency of solid carbon-capturing materials. Carbon capture is a process by which waste carbon ...

(797 words by azonano.com


Will SaskPowers CO2 capture facility impact your bill? | News Talk 650 CKOM
(2 Additional Articles)

... Despite the $1.4 billion price tag of the world's first carbon capture and storage power plant at the Boundary Dam outside of Estevan, SaskPower maintains that massive cost won't be passed on to customers. "This will not seriously impact their bills at all," insisted CEO Robert Watson. "Customers' bills will be what they've already been approved [for]. We've had approval, a three percent rate ...

(272 words by ckom.com


Scientists make carbon capture breakthrough - SWI swissinfo.ch

... criteria : Note that you can only reproduce articles signed "[journalist], swissinfo.ch" If you wish to use more articles per week, please feel free to contact us Scientists make carbon capturebreakthrough 13.34.2014 Swiss scientists have contributed to making carbon capture more practical and less energy intensive by combining a powder-like solid material with a liquid mixture to create ...

(596 words by swissinfo.ch


New Statesman | The Tory right is becoming desperate on climate change and energy

... needs to be decarbonised by 2030, so gas-fired power stations beyond that date will either be used only sparingly to provide back-up to renewables, or else will need to be fitted with carbon capture and storage technology to prevent greenhouse gases from being pumped into the atmosphere. Unlike Paterson, the Committee has carried out thorough economic and technical analyses of the UK's ...

(912 words by newstatesman.com


Canada Ushers in Clean Coal With a Carbon-Capturing Power Plant
(2 Additional Articles)

... equivalent of taking a quarter million cars off Canadian roads. Boundary Dam is the world's first Post-Combustion Coal-Fired CCS, which required a $1.4 billion retrofit to unit 3. The carbon capture process will also reduce unit 3's capacity from 139 MW down to 110 MW. As Scientific American explains: Boundary Dam also burns brown coal, the most polluting form of the most polluting fossil fuel. ...

(504 words by gizmodo.com


Welldog, Shell develop new service to locate shale gas, liquids - Drilling - Ohio

... consumption), higher Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) and lower project costs," Christian said. Professor Dan Buttry, expert in geochemical challenges related to energy and carbon sequestration; supported by US Navy, Air Force, Army, and Dept of Energy; chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University, the largest university in the US; Dan said the ...

(782 words by ohio.com


Tony's Abbott's 'coal is good' line is familiar, and troubling | Lenore Taylor | Australia news | theguardian.com

... minister, David Cameron, did recently, that existing coal-fired power plants in the UK should be phased out in the next 10 or 15 years, and new coal-fired stations must be fitted with carbon capture and storage technology. He is not arguing, as the former prime minister Kevin Rudd did - faced with the same obvious tension between Australia's status as one of the world's largest coal exporters ...

(704 words by theguardian.com


Nanoenhanced 'smart' lithium-ion battery warns of fire hazard (w/video)

... Emerging nanotechnologies for manufacturing Posted: Oct 09, 2014 Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle (w/video) Posted: Oct 09, 2014 A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach tocarbon capture with MOFs Posted: Oct 09, 2014 Of bio-hairpins and polymer-spaghetti Posted: Oct 09, 2014 Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin Posted: Oct 09, 2014 Hybrid nanomaterials ...

(570 words by nanowerk.com


Owen Paterson's objections to the Climate Change Act: some context | Carbon Brief

... including the cost of replacing old plants as they close. To meet emissions reduction targets, the cost rises to 960 billion with cuts coming from nuclear power and as-yet-unproven carbon capture and storage fitted to gas-fired plant. Meeting climate targets using existing renewable technologies too would be more expensive at 1,100 billion, the Mercados study found. So taking this at face ...

(1850 words by carbonbrief.org


Ethanol Producer Magazine The Latest News and Data About Ethanol Production
(2 Additional Articles)

... at power plants as "a match made in heaven," but pointed out that right now, the way EPA has written proposed rules for existing power plants, there’s some acknowledgement of carbon capture and sequestration and underground storage, but no discussion at all on reusing that CO2." Higher-value products, liquid fuels and a means of mitigating CO2 at power facilities, Carr concluded by ...

(997 words by ethanolproducer.com


Urban green spaces for climate change

... urban open and green spaces and increased built-up areas causes increased surface runoff and floods when there is extreme rainfall. Urban green spaces reinforce the process of carbon sequestration and mitigate the effects of climate change, help in abatement of air pollution, reduce urban heat island effect and improve the hydrology by preventing surface runoff and also provide groundwater ...

(585 words by deccanherald.com


Climate Science: Separating Mistakes From Malfeasance | Watts Up With That?

... opportunity to restore trust." Lord Oxburgh was appointed to chair one inquiry. Oxburgh was compromised because he is a Fellow of the Royal Society, but more important, he is CEO ofCarbon Capture and Storage Association and Chairman of Falck Renewable Resources that benefit from the claim that human CO2 is causing warming. He also promoted the warming claim as UK Vice-Chair of GLOBE ...

(2208 words by wattsupwiththat.com