Tag: CCS

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…

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…

PODCAST What Can We Do With All That CO2? | OnEarth

You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but there’s carbon dioxide in the air all around us. And each day, we’re producing more of it. For the past 60 years, scientists have been measuring the increased concentration of…

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,…