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SaskPower building carbon capture into $1.2-billion retrofit of Boundary Dam generating station

The Saskatchewan government has given the green light to a long-planned, $1.2-billion project that will rebuild one of its old coal power plants to pump its greenhouse gas emissions underground.

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Saskatchewan Approves $1.3 Billion Project to Test Carbon Capture Systems

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has approved a C$1.24 billion ($1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage project to test the effectiveness of the technology at keeping the gas out of the atmosphere.

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Using the energy in oil shale without releasing carbon dioxide in a greenhouse world

New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production available as an energy source in a greenhouse world of the future. That’s the conclusion of a report on “electricity production with in situ carbon capture” (EPICC) in ACS’ journal Energy & Fuels.

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Alcoa’s Carbon Capture Project is Green and Good for Business

Alcoa ( AA ) recently announced its partnership with Condexis and CO2 Solutions to develop carbon capture technology for commercial uses. As the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has endorsed this project by helping finance it.

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Oil refinery CO2 capture pilot in Brazil

– The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) has started an oxy-combustion capture trial on a pilot-scale Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit.

The test is expected to bring closer a more cost-effective technology capable of capturing up to 95% of FCC CO2 emissions, potentially equating to some 20-30% of emissions from a typical refinery.

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Province tentative in energy sector moves to address emissions

Albertas government, concerned about alienating industry, is treading carefully as it develops rules for how to manage carbon emissions in the energy sector.

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Saskatchewan/Montana carbon capture project scrapped

A Saskatchewan/Montana carbon capture and sequestration project that was expected to be funded by the Canadian and U.S. governments has been quietly scrapped due to lack of funds.

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2011
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Carbon storage bill to become a law

March 03–Rep. Brent Yonts’ House Bill 259, called the carbon dioxide storage bill, is now ready for the governor’s signature.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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Break-even for low-carbon economy is $100 a barrel oil, says Chris Huhne

The UK’s ambitious low-carbon energy plans will mean energy consumers paying lower bills in 2020 if oil

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AEP carbon capture plant construction on schedule [Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va.]

(Charleston Daily Mail (WV) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 17–American Electric Power’s plan to build a $670 million, commercial-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration project at New Haven is on track.

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  • Published: Feb 22nd, 2011
  • Category: UK
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SSE carbon capture plans could create civil engineering jobs

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has announced plans to develop a new carbon capture scheme in Aberdeenshire, which could aid civil engineering recruitment.

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Norway’s carbon capture coup

The Norwegian company Protia is betting that a new approach to carbon capture, based on ceramic membranes, will make a big difference to efficiency and costs.

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  • Published: Feb 17th, 2011
  • Category: India
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Toshiba, NTPC to make power from carbon emissions

NTPC Ltd is in talks with Toshiba Corp to build a pilot project in India to capture and store carbon emissions, a Toshiba official said. The Japanese power-equipment maker aims to develop its first 5-Mw carbon capture plant in India by 2016, Toshiba India Private Ltd Managing Director, Kenji Urai, said.

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  • Published: Feb 16th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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McArthur welcomes Scottish and Southern energys plans to develop carbon capture at Peterhead

Commenting on the announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy on its plans to develop carbon capture and storage at Peterhead power station, Liberal Democrat Energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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A carbon neutral solar and wind powered world in 20 to 40 years?

Is it achievable? You bet! All it takes is the political and social will to make it happen says two California based researchers who have just published a study of the material resources and technology required to power the world 100 per cent by carbon emission neutral alternative energy technologies. It would also save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year through slashing water and air pollution and simultaneously slow global warming and the problems of climate change, and develop secure, reliable energy sources and at costs comparable with what we spend on energy today.

It sounds like a no-brainer. Why don’t we do it?

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Independent group of experts will investigate alleged carbon dioxide leak

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A group of international experts will be analyzing a farm near Weyburn to determine if a carbon capture project is leaking onto the land.

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  • Published: Jan 20th, 2011
  • Category: Asia
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ExxonMobil Exhibits Technology to Meet Low Carbon Challenges at World Future Energy Summit 2011

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil will showcase its innovation in expanding all commercially viable energy sources and development of technologies to mitigate the growth of emissions at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi January 17-20.

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Luminant Donates $500,000 to University of Texas Carbon Program

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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In support of new and emerging solutions to produce even cleaner power for the future, Luminant has given $500,000 to The University of Texas at Austins Luminant Carbon Management Program. This brings the companys total program contribution to $2.3 million over five years.

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Carbon-efficient ways of recycling old power stations revealed

| Sourced From Clickgreen |

A recent study has evaluated the economic and environmental merits of different designs of coal-fired power plants, all with carbon capture and storage (CCS), to replace an old power station in Germany.

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  • Published: Jan 7th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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New academy to train technicians for low carbon power sector

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A new state-of-the-art training facility has opened in Rugby, Warwickshire, to provide the skills to technicians looking to work in the UKs low carbon power sector.
The Power Industry Academy is part of a new

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  • Published: Jan 5th, 2011
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The EPA goes after carbon

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The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Dec. 29:

The Clean Air Act turned 40 this year, as did the Environmental Protection Agency, which was created to enforce that new law and others Congress adopted to reduce all types of pollution. But it has taken this many years for the EPA to begin flexing its regulatory muscles to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the principle culprit linked to climate change.

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Carbon capture project promises ‘near zero emissions’

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A reportedly world-first carbon capture project to be trialed at a central Queensland power station next year, is nearing completion.

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TransAlta receives $5 million AU toward carbon capture project

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CALGARY – TransAlta Corp. has received a $5 million AU vote of confidence on its Pioneer carbon capture and storage project from Australia’s Global CCS Institute.

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Using Carbon Dioxide Captured from Coal-Fired Power Plants

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* Analysis by: GLG Expert Contributor
* Analysis of: Carbon dioxide contamination possible even with sequestration
* Published at: www.powergenworldwide.com

Summary

The Duke University contributes additional siting parameters restricting the already macro-geologically suitable regions for CO2 burial. From an engineering and cost-effective viewpoint, why bury the collected CO2; promote alternates approaches for its productive use.

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  • Published: Oct 1st, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Event: Qatar: Doha Carbon and Energy Forum to Be Held in November

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Qatar (Doha) – Qatar has taken initial steps towards finding solutions to environmental and energy challenges with the announcement of the Doha Carbon & Energy Forum (Forum) as Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Foundation and ExxonMobil have joined together to co-organize the Forum, which will be held in November 2010.

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