Author: Adam Aston

Meet the Change Makers: How UPS Delivers Big Energy Savings | OnEarth

For UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, no time of year is more challenging than the holiday season. This year, the Atlanta-based company predicts the surge of packages it handles between Thanksgiving and Christmas will exceed half a billion.…

Jeffrey Sachs’s bright vision at Climate Week | Global CCS Institute

In this post, Adam Aston takes a look at some of the singular messages contained withing Professor Jeffrey Sachs’ important address at Climate Week in New York. Below Adam’s analysis is a lightly edited transcript of Professor Sachs’ address. I…

Innovative funding for a groundbreaking CCUS plant: The financing behind TCEP’s polygen CCUS facility | Global CCS Institute

Over the past year, the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) has emerged at the front of a small pack of US projects that aim to sell their CO2 to oil drillers. By doing so, TCEP may just re-write the rules of…

Project update: Promising results of pilot tests for Codexis’ enzyme-based carbon capture system | Global CCS Institute

On 9 July, Codexis announced promising results from a pilot-scale demonstration of its enzyme-based carbon capture process at the National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville, Alabama. The test, performed on flue gas from a Southern Co. coal-fired power plant, is the largest-ever successful demonstration of…

Computer modeling identifies optimal zeolites that could slash parasitic energy loss, and costs, for CO2 capture | Global CCS Institute

Dramatic advancements in software efficiency, hardware speed, and modeling accuracy have helped scientists assess a huge database of some 4 million CO2 absorbing minerals, pointing the way to new, lower-cost carbon capture methods. The researchers have identified a large group of…

NEORI’s promise: Pairing utilities with big oil to revitalize CCS development – Part 2 | Global CCS Institute

It’s rare that a big industry has a major appetite for the waste of another huge industry. Yet when that happens, shouldn’t it be a no-brainer for the two to get together and solve one another’s problems? In the case…

How to jump-start the vehicle-based smart grid | GreenBiz

The triple tragedy that struck Japan in March 2011 is already remaking global energy markets. In the wake of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, public outrage over the meltdown delayed or derailed nuclear energy’s promised renaissance in many markets. Yet…

NEORI’s promise: Pairing utilities with big oil to revitalize CCS development – Part 1 | Global CCS Institute

What’s in a letter? In the case of carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, the ever more frequent addition of a U – short for use, or utilization – to the familiar acronym crystalizes a shift in thinking. Carbon dioxide is increasingly being seen…