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April 1, 2014
"As long as fossil fuels and carbon-intensive industries play dominant roles in our economies, carbon capture and storage (CCS) will remain a critical greenhouse gas reduction solution. With coal and other fossil fuels remaining dominant in the fuel mix, there is no climate friendly scenario in the long run without CCS." So begins the 2013 edition of the Technology Roadmap — Carbon Capture...
March 7, 2013
The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has reached an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to begin initial engineering and preparation for full front-end engineering and design work on the U.S. Dept. of Energy's (DOE) FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage...
February 26, 2013
Ten of the world’s largest chemical companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD; Geneva, Switzerland;, released today an accounting and reporting guide to help the sector consistently account and report climate impacts in the corporate value chain. The first of its kind, “Guidance for Accounting & Reporting Corporate GHG Emissions in...
July 26, 2012
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.; announced today the selection of eight projects to advance the development of transformational oxy-combustion technologies capable of high-efficiency, low-cost carbon dioxide capture from coal-fired power plants. The DOE’s $7 million investment —...
November 25, 2011
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; announced today it is acquiring Société Générale's equity interest in Orbeo, the 50-50 joint venture (JV) between the two groups that is dedicated to the carbon markets. Once this transaction has been completed, Orbeo will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rhodia Energy, itself a subsidiary of Solvay. This acquisition illustrates...
June 13, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; announced today the successful launch of operations at a 25-MW coal-fired carbon capture facility at Southern Company's Plant Barry, owned and operated by Alabama Power. Through the successful launch of this project, MHI seeks to successfully commercialize CO2 capture, transport, and sequestration technology for coal-fired power plants...
March 28, 2011
This greenhouse-gas-(GHG) reporting startup package is designed to help companies quickly set up the calculations, data collection and quality control and assurance...
March 28, 2011
Carbon footprint studies have received considerable attention, both from consumer goods manufacturers as well as from commodities producers. Having developed the life-cycle-assessment (LCA) software Umberto...
March 1, 2011
The U.S. EPA (Washington, D.C.; announced today in a statement that it is announcing its intention to extend this year’s reporting deadline — originally March 31 — and plans to have the final uploading tool available this...
November 19, 2010
Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany; has successfully completed the first test phase with its CO2 capture process in a pilot facility at the Staudinger power plant operated by E.ON. With its innovative and particularly ecofriendly process the company is setting new benchmarks in CO2 capture in fossil-fueled power plants. Process efficiency, the long-term chemical stability of the scrubbing...
October 28, 2010
In the Chinese province Shandong, a coal-fired power plant will be putting into operation the first industrial-scale plant worldwide for CO2 storage by algae. Within the framework of this project, GEA Westfalia Separator Group (Oelde, Germany; has been awarded a contract to the amount of around €1 million for three high-performance separators (photo below) for harvesting...
September 8, 2010
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 22 projects that will accelerate carbon capture and storage research and development for industrial sources. Funded with more than $575 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, these R&D projects complement the industrial demonstration projects already being funded through the Recovery Act. Together, these projects...
September 1, 2010
Codexis (Redwood City, Calif.; and CO2 Solution (Quebec City, Canada; have jointly developed a cost-effective method for capturing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants. Solvent-based systems for capturing CO2 are relatively well-understood, but they have not been widely deployed because they are energy-intensive and inefficient. Solvent-based approaches involve...
July 30, 2010
JGC Corp. (Yokohama;, INPEX Corp. (Tokyo, both Japan; and BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; have entered into an agreement to jointly carry out demonstration tests on a new technology for effectively capturing and recovering CO2 contained in natural gas. The tests are carried out at INPEX’s Koshijihara natural gas plant (Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture)...
July 28, 2010
Tenaska ( has chosen Fluor Corp.'s (Irving, Tex.; Econamine FG Plus carbon-capture technology for use at the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center being developed near Sweetwater, Texas. "Trailblazer represents an innovative environmental breakthrough in clean energy production that will have positive implications worldwide," says Dave Dunning, president of...
July 19, 2010
Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany;, is planning to design, install, and operate a pilot plant for treating a slipstream (1 MW equivalent) at the Tampa Electric Big Bend Station to demonstrate Postcap technology for post-combustion CO2 gas capture. The primary goal of this project will be to reduce the large amounts of energy traditionally needed to operate carbon capture technologies. But...
July 7, 2010
The US Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.; announced today the selection of ten projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from coal combustion. The projects, valued at up to $67 million over three years, focus on reducing the energy and efficiency penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture and storage (CCS)...$67-million-for-carbon-capture-development_5838.html
July 6, 2010
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO; Melbourne, Australia; is partnering with China United Coalbed Methane Corp. (CUCBM; on a A$10 million joint demonstration project that will store 2,000 metric tons (m.t.) of carbon dioxide underground in the Shanxi Province and extract methane for use as an energy source. The project will focus on...
July 1, 2010
With bio-based chemical production growing, and several newer companies ready to enter commercial production, indications are that biologically derived chemicals will be an increasing force in the petrochemicals market. But bio-based chemical producers must confront the bottom-line requirements of product performance and cost, rather than riding their products’ environmental benefits. Susan Sun...
June 17, 2010
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and RTI International (Research Triangle Park, N.C.;, are joining forces to develop a new, exceptionally cost-effective technology to capture carbon dioxide  from waste gases emitted by coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources. The development project is sponsored by a $2-million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Dept. of Energy...
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