Carbon Capture/Carbon Sequestration News for 10-21-2014


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You are currently signed up for the Carbon Capture/Carbon Sequestration News and today's issue summarizes global coverage for 10/21/2014.

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

Total Coverage    26
Total Word Count    13,372
News[VIEW]    26 (100.00%)
Unique News Stories    23
Blog Posts[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Tweets[VIEW]    0 (0.00%)
Videos[VIEW]    24 videos from 22 users totaling 5 Hours / 10.35 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




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:

Joe Jones    2 (7.69%)
Mary Polak    2 (7.69%)
Lesley Koo    2 (7.69%)
Veselko Grubisic    2 (7.69%)
Heng-Wen Hsu    2 (7.69%)
Jennifer Webber    1 (3.85%)
Philippe Joubert    1 (3.85%)
Top organization names mentioned in today's news:

National Grid    3 (11.54%)
Solution To Achieve    2 (7.69%)
University Of Aberdeen    2 (7.69%)
University Of Edinburgh    2 (7.69%)
Industrial Technology Research Institute    2 (7.69%)
Technology Significantly Reduces Global    2 (7.69%)
University Of Strathclyde    2 (7.69%)
Top cities worldwide mentioned in today's news:

San Antonio, Texas, United States    3 (11.54%)
North Sea, Oceans (General), Oceans    3 (11.54%)
Paris, RhใดAlpes, France    3 (11.54%)
Lima, Lima, Peru    2 (7.69%)
Hsinchu, T'Ai-Wan, Taiwan    2 (7.69%)
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, United Kingdom    2 (7.69%)
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, United Kingdom    2 (7.69%)




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.

BBC News - Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

... a legacy of underinvestment and neglect. "To deliver this, we need a diverse energy mix that includes renewable sources like wind and solar alongside nuclear and technologies like carbon capture and storage so we can continue to use fossil fuels in a cleaner way." But wind energy has proved controversial in rural areas and among some politicians. Last week the former environment ...

(361 words by bbc.co.uk


Blue Chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support - 21 Oct 2014 - News from BusinessGreen

... carbon intensive industries from the financial costs that may result from decarbonisation. Meanwhile, it emerged today that the UK government is concerned about the extent to which carbon capture and storage technologies have been largely sidelined from the new EU strategy. BusinessGreen has obtained a copy of a leaked letter sent from British Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey to ...

(1065 words by businessgreen.com


Carbon Capture and New Ideas | The Energy Collective

... Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is often promoted as a way for coal power to be made "clean": Projects such as the in-progress Kemper power plant in Mississippi and the recently announced Petra Nova project in Texas aim to trap the carbon dioxide from burning coal and then store it into underground storage or into previously depleted wells to extract more oil. (See related story: "Clean Coal ...

(619 words by theenergycollective.com


Canada Opens a Coal-fired Plant with CCS Technology

... the individual authors. Site Copyright 1997-2014 Canada Free Press.Com Privacy Statement Powered by ExpressionEngine The first utility-scale power plant to be equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology became operational this month in Canada. Canada refurbished an older unit, extending its life 30 years and retrofitted it with CCS equipment at a cost of $1.35 billion ...

(1479 words by canadafreepress.com


Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy

... becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel , serving our energy needs until technology advances in renewable energy and carbon capture and sequestration are achieved. Unfortunately, this thinking is flawed, and natural gas may in fact be a culprit holding back clean energy development and use, according to a new study that uses ...

(603 words by triplepundit.com


University joins carbon capture partnership - Energy Voice
(2 Additional Articles)

... A Scottish university has joined the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) research partnership in the UK. Scientists from the University of Strathclyde will join fellow researchers within the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) partnership, providing expertise in areas including carbon dioxide transport and environment impact analysis. Other universities involved already include ...

(221 words by energyvoice.com


ITRI Introduces HECLOT, the First Affordable and Energy-Efficient Solution to Achieve a CO2 Capture Rate of Up-to-90 Percent
(2 Additional Articles)

... and gas, leading to additional green energy and jobs. HECLOT captures CO 2 in the combustion fume coming out of power plant boilers. It uses calcium from limestone (CaCO 3 ) as the carbon capture medium. Calcium is looped between two chemical reactions involving CaO and CaCO 3 to capture and release CO 2 . In the capture, or carbonation reaction, calcium in CaO captures CO 2 and becomes CaCO ...

(621 words by marketwired.com


Skyonic Opens World's First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture and Utilization Facility | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

... 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 ...

(509 words by virtual-strategy.com


Texas plant to debut new carbon capture technology - Houston Chronicle

... Forgot Your Password? By logging in, you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy . Energy Texas plant to debut new carbon capture technology By David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News October 21, 2014 | Updated: October 21, 2014 6:47pm Comments Share BOB OWEN, Staff Jeff Smith, center, Plant Manager at Skyonic San Antonio gives a tour of it's new Capitol SkyMine plant which is ...

(198 words by houstonchronicle.com


Canada Opens a Coal-fired Plant with CCS Technology

... The first utility-scale power plant to be equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology became operational this month in Canada. Canada refurbished an older unit, extending its life 30 years and retrofitted it with CCS equipment at a cost of $1.35 billion Canadian ($1.2 billion U.S.).[i] This is 3 times as much as building a similar-sized plant from scratch without CCS and this ...

(324 words by rightsidenews.com


B.C.s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister › Medicine Hat News

... 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 ...

(420 words by medicinehatnews.com


BC government announces emissions rules for LNG | Business in Vancouver

... for mitigating the carbon emissions they generate when producing LNG. They could, for example, opt to use clean grid power to drive the liquefaction process. Or they could implement carbon capture technology. That would earn them performance credits. The developers of the Woodfibre LNG facility planned for Squamish, for example, have stated they plan to power their LNG process with clean ...

(416 words by biv.com


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 ...

(416 words by ethanolproducer.com


Climate change conference told of plans to store CO2 emissions

... into geological caverns. Statoil's Olav Skalmers told a special session of the UN climate talks in Bonn that the Norwegian state-owned energy company had "successfully proved" that carbon capture and storage (CCS) was technically feasible and even economically viable. David Hone, of Shell in Canada, stressed however that CCS only made sense if a realistic price was put on carbon - as it ...

(491 words by irishtimes.com


UN climate negotiators urged to lay foundations for new global deal

... policies that can raise ambition in fields from renewable energy and energy efficiency to urban and land use issues. The meetings continue this week, focused on ways of deploying carbon capture and storage technology and on greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide. (Reporting by Megan Rowling; editing by Laurie Goering) We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant ...

(962 words by trust.org


Fuel Fix » First-of-its-kind carbon capture plant opens in North San Antonio

(101 words by fuelfix.com


SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chem Ind, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOK) And Operational Updates - USMarketsDaily

... addition, the company is also developing an underground coal gasification facility with a production capacity of 60,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour. The facility will also comprise carbon capture and storage facility and will be ready by March 2015. The initial construction is expected to begin by late October. Operational Performance SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chem Ind, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOK ...

(299 words by usmarketsdaily.com


Economic mission: Ambassadors, officials from 50 countries tour Saskatchewan | Metro
(2 Additional Articles)

... in the history of humankind and I think it's going to be great for Canada and all the EU countries," Grubisic said Monday. He said he is looking forward to visiting the coal-fired carbon capture project at the Boundary Dam on Tuesday. Croatia is currently building its third coal-powered reactor and is interested in carbon capture technology. Sheer said it's good to have international ...

(287 words by metronews.ca


Fosters.com - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME

... and other agencies should do what they can to prevent the closing of coal plants and push for more clean-coal research and development and a pilot project to demonstrate the value of carbon capture-and-storage at a coal plant. Unfortunately, nothing short of a major blackout will provide sufficient motivation to political leaders to solve the problems facing us. V. K. Mathur, Ph.D., P.E., ...

(533 words by fosters.com


New DMP guide has prospects

... the role of government, petroleum exploration, production and development history, petroleum prospectivity of Western Australia's sedimentary basins, geothermal energy resources, carbon capture and storage projects, and how to access data. Part 2 provides general information and guidance on the legislative framework around petroleum and geothermal energy exploration and development, ...

(206 words by psnews.com.au


Politics column: Osborne has a hammer blow for coalfields | Lincolnshire Echo

... Back in 2010, soon after the General Election, the then Energy Minister, Conservative Charles Hendry, announced no new coal-fired power stations could be built in the UK without Carbon Capture and Storage. But CCS adds 20 to 25 per cent to the cost of energy (or put it another way, reduces efficiency by the same factor). So – surprise, surprise – there have been no takers. The ...

(371 words by lincolnshireecho.co.uk


Guest View: The leaders we need for coal

... Like Obama said when he was campaigning in coal states in 2007, Enyart likes to talk about supporting clean coal technologies. Don't be fooled. Those technologies -- namely carbon sequestration -- only appear in theory. They are yet to be proven or shown as effective on scales this country would require. They do, however, make for a nice soundbite. Bost, on the other hand, has proven to ...

(837 words by thesouthern.com


Is it time to abandon two degrees? | Opinion | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

... as areas where the potential for substantial emissions reductions and global cooperation exists. In fact, at meetings held today and tomorrow in Bonn, participants will discuss carbon capture and sequestration and cutting non-CO2 global warming pollutants like methane and black carbon. The international community has put off hard decisions on climate change for far too long, and the ...

(892 words by eco-business.com