Category: Global CCS Institute

Blog posts at the Global Carbon Capture & Sequestration Institite

Capturing carbon with sawdust | Global CCS Institute

Dead plants may work as well as living plants in mopping up carbon dioxide from admissions, a duo of Spanish scientists has found. Reporting for the Royal Society of Chemistry on Mar 18, Yaundi Li writes that sawdust is showing…

Greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants surged by 5.6% in 2010, largest-ever increase in a single year | Global CCS Institute

Amidst increasingly acrimonious political fighting in Washington over the fate of U.S. environmental programs in general, and about climate policy in particular, carbon dioxide emissions from power plants have resumed their upward climb after a recession-related retreat. News of rising…

Will nuclear fears shift development to renewables and CCS? | Global CCS Institute

A week into Japan’s triple tragedy—earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident—the implications are still unfolding. Analysts are beginning to map out how the nuclear accident could affect global energy trends for nuclear, conventional energy, and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). 

US clean energy stimulus spending starts slow: CCS funding last out of the gate | Global CCS Institute

In 2009, when newly elected President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, nearly $65 billion was allotted to fund green programs. For the U.S.’s nascent clean energy industry, the funds were like finding fresh water on a long,…