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Can Skyonic combine chemical production and pollution mitigation to transform carbon capture into a profitable business? | Global CCS Institute

I recently caught up with Skyonic, an Austin (Tex.)-based carbon capture startup that is expanding a demonstration unit into a production-scale facility at a cement plant in San Antonio, Tex. Due to come on line in 2012, Skyonic’s new deployment…

Fretting over a ‘valley of death’ for basic CCS research | Global CCS Institute

As Christopher Short pointed out on these pages earlier this week, American Electric Power (AEP)’s recently suspended operations at its Mountaineer project in West Virginia, a move which underscores how policy uncertainty is having a corrosive effect on viable CCS…

Can big oil jump-start CCS? Expanding enhanced oil recovery could absorb decades’ worth of U.S. coal-plant CO2 emissions | Global CCS Institute

Just how big is the potential to sequester power-plant CO2 emissions into the U.S. oil patch? In a word, “vast,” says a recent report released last month by MIT and The University of Texas at Austin that evaluated the capacity…

Firing up first world’s first coal-fired CCS plant: Five questions for Southern Co | Global CCS Institute

After two years of construction, Southern Co.  flipped the switch on the world’s largest-scale, coal-fired CO2 capture facility at a site on the banks of the Mobile River, in Barry, Alabama last month. Teaming up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Southern…

Capturing carbon from the air? Economics make it a non-starter, says blunt U.S. physics report | Global CCS Institute

There has been tantalizing, if very early, progress in the technology of capturing CO2directly from the atmosphere. If such “air capture” could be done economically, developers of the technology imagine it could radically lower the costs and complexity of carbon…

New Jersey pulls out of multi-state greenhouse gas trading regime – signs of 2012 election? | Global CCS Institute

In what could prove to be an early signal of carbon policy dynamics in the 2012 presidential race, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the sole multi-state, cap-and-trade program operating in the U.S., was dealt a setback when the governor of New Jersey…

US Senator Bingaman aims to jump-start CCS with a bill addressing liability | Global CCS Institute

All but lost in the din in the effort to pass a federal budget, a bi-partisan senate bill has re-surfaced that breathes fresh hope for U.S. federal support for carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS. Introduced on March 31, and…