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SINTEF launches CO2 storage open data-sharing portal

SINTEF has launched a web-based digital portal for sharing reference datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects.

The new portal, CO2 DataShare, was unveiled on 4 February and will enable researchers and engineers to improve their understanding, reduce costs and minimise uncertainties associated with CO2 storage.

FEED studies delivered for the two full-scale CO2 capture projects in Norway

At the end of October 2019, Norway's two full-scale CO2 capture projects made further progress with the delivery of their final front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies to the Norwegian state-owned company, Gassnova.

New Network members show breadth and benefits of CCS deployment

Four ambitious carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives to recently join the CCUS Projects Network illustrate the range of opportunities for tackling Europe’s emissions from industry and power generation.

Decarbonising industrial clusters in the UK

A cluster-based approach to industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK is moving a step closer to deployment with two programmes being funded by the UK Government under the £170 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Industrial Clusters Mission.

IMPACTS9 and CCUS Network join forces for second knowledge sharing event

Find out more about the joint meeting of the CCUS Projects Network and the SET-plan CCS/CCU IWG9 (IMPACTS9 project), which brought together representatives of key industrial CCS and CCU projects under way across Europe.

CCS in Europe back in the game

On the morning of 5th September 2019, at the conference stage of the Oslo Opera House, a budding young soprano filled the room with the unassisted power of her voice, mesmerizing some 300 decision-makers from the EU and Norway. The occasion was the opening of the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

European companies join Northern Lights on CCS cooperation

The Northern Lights project has brought seven European companies to the table to cooperate on developing value chains for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

The project, which forms part of Norway’s vision for delivering full-scale CCS, will provide transport infrastructure and permanent storage of CO2 in a reservoir in the northern part of the North Sea.

Energy companies launch vision for ‘world’s first’ zero carbon economy

A new campaign for the Humber region in the north of England has been launched to win government support for developing the UK’s first “net zero’ carbon cluster ahead of its 2040 target.

The campaign partnership, which includes CCUS Network members Drax and Equinor, aims to protect jobs within major industrial and manufacturing industries across the region by making the Humber the world’s first zero carbon economy and encouraging future global investment in the region.

Germany’s premier visits CarbFix project

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and various political and economic advisers to the Chancellor visited the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant in August as part of the annual meeting of the Nordic Prime Ministers in Iceland.

Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Bjarni Bjarnason CEO welcomed the chancellor and then sat down for a chat over coffee and cakes.

Successful demonstration of CO2 separation at Project LEILAC in Belgium

This article was first published by the LEILAC project on 30 July 2019

Calix’s world leading carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology for lime and cement, Project LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement), has been commissioned with the consortium announcing the technology concept is operating successfully at Heidelberg Cement’s plant at Lixhe in Belgium.

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