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Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is an international climate change initiative that is focused on development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide for its transport and long-term safe storage.
Information website of IEA GHG devoted to CO2 capture and storage.
The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is an award-winning partnership of seven major energy companies working to advance CCS.
The Institute works collaboratively to build and share the expertise necessary to ensure that carbon capture and storage (CCS) can make a significant impact on reducing the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA GHG) is an international collaborative research programme focused on studying technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
The Convention on Climate Change sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. 189 countries have ratified the Convention.
NZEC is a UK-China joint undertaking to establish a CCS project based in China.
The CERC facilitates joint research and development on clean energy technology by teams of scientists and engineers from the United States and China. It is a flagship initiative funded in equal parts by the United States and China, with broad participation from universities, research institutions and industry.
The biggest CO2-EOR project using CO2 captured at a gasification plant in Canada/USA.
Pages of the newly launched 7th Framework Programme of the EC for research, technological development and demonstration activities (FP7).
CO2 Geological Storage (CGS) Europe is the pan-European coordination action on CO2 Geological Storage funded within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. CGS Europe pools together the expertise of the key research institutes in the area of CO2 geological storage in EU Member States and Associated Countries. It sets up coordination and integration mechanisms between the CO2GeoNet Association - the European Network of Excellence on the Geological Storage of CO2 - and 23 other participants, thus covering most of Europe with 24 EU Member States and 4 Associated Countries. CGS Europe provides an independent platform and reference source where national, European and international experts, institutes and regulators are able to access the most up-to-date results of CO2 storage-related studies, share experiences and good practices, discuss the implementation of regulations, identify research needs to face upcoming challenges, and build new projects.
This project aims at paving the road towards large-scale, Europe-wide infrastructure for the transport and injection of CO2 from zero-emission plants. CO2Europipe is partly funded by the European Commission (FP7)
Link to the European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration Project Network, which was launched in autumn 2009. Its primary, initial aim is to enhance co-ordination between the earliest players involved in European CCS demonstration projects.
DG Environment pages contain a lot of information on climate change and important links, i.a. to the European Emission Trading pages, etc.
EC information pages on energy related research; section Sustainable Energy Systems contains subsection CO2 Capture and Storage.
EC website dedicated to CCS with sections “What is CCS ?” and “CCS in Europe”
The EU's NER300 is the world’s largest funding programme to support projects for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and innovative technologies to tap renewable energy sources (RES). NER300 is so named because it will be funded from the sale of 300 million emission allowances held in the New Entrants Reserve (NER) of the EU Emissions Trading System.
SETIS is the online Information System for the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan. It provides support for the effective strategic planning, conception and implementation of the European Energy Technology policy. It enables monitoring of the SET-Plan actions and activities, assessment of its impact on policy and the identification of corrective measures if needed.
The European Commission is sponsoring the world’s first network of CCS demonstration projects, all of which are aiming to be operational by 2015. The European CCS Demonstration Project Network will foster knowledge sharing amongst the CCS demonstration projects and leverage this new body of knowledge to raise public understanding of the potential of CCS.
In order to better understand the statutory and regulatory barriers to the use of carbon capture and storage technology as a strategy in combating climate change, the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the Air Resources Board have formed a panel to review carbon capture and storage (CCS) policy and develop recommendations that could help guide legislation and regulations regarding CCS in the California.
"CO2 Capture Technology Development" – Dutch national programme
The objective of the CCSP is to develop CCS related technologies and concepts that
would lead to essential pilots and demonstrations starting by the end of the program i.e. ca. 2014-2015 targeting then to commercial concepts available from ca. 2020 onwards promoting development of Finnish CCS innovations. Creating strong scientific basis for development of CCS components, concepts and framework. Establishing strong international networks in order to enable active international co-operation in the field of CCS.
Dutch national research programme for CO2 capture and storage.
Spanish national programme focused on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere through the development of energy efficiency and CO2 capture, storage and valorisation technologies
German national programme to support development of zero-emission power stations.
German research programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research; its "Investigation, Use and Protection of the Underground" section includes a series of R&D projects devoted to CO2 geological storage.
ICO2N is a CCS consortium representing 17 large CO2 emitters from a cross section of industry. It works to establish policy and risk-sharing for CCS to encourage near-term uptake of the technology, setting the stage for a functioning long-term Integrated CO2 Network that can handle large volumes at minimal overall cost.
The NCCC will focus US national efforts on reducing carbon gas emissions through technological innovation, and serve as a neutral test center for emerging carbon capture technologies.
Australian first CCS demonstration project financed by CO2CRC (Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies)
"Assessment of formations and structures for safe CO2 geological storage, including monitoring plans"
The Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC) has been set up to investigate key challenges in the exploitation of carbonate reservoirs by combining the international expertise of Shell, the local knowledge and expertise of Qatar Petroleum, the resources, assistance and strategic advice of Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), and the research strengths of Imperial College London, through its Energy Futures Lab.
SCCS is the largest carbon storage grouping in the UK, comprising in excess of 65 researchers. SCCS builds on and extends the established world-class expertise in CO2 storage evaluation and injection, using petroleum and hydrocarbon geoscience (based on geology, geophysics, geo-engineering and subsurface fluid flow). This is augmented by industrial scale chemical engineering, next-generation carbon capture and innovative CO2 use, combined with rare expertise in power plant design and operation.
The South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (SACCCS) is the leading authority for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) activities in South Africa. The SACCCS undertakes CCS research and development and capacity building (both human and technical) to attain a state of “country readiness” for the implementation of CCS in South Africa.
Initiated by the U.S. Dept. of Energy; 7 regional partnerships carry out 25 small-scale pilot CO2 storage projects and are preparing 7 large-scale demos.
The US task force charged with outlining a plan by August 2010 for overcoming the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS in the US within 10 years, with a goal of bringing five to 10 commercial demonstration projects online by 2016.
CATF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing atmospheric pollution through research, advocacy, and private sector collaboration.
The mission of the ENGO Network on CCS (aka Environmental NGO Network on Carbon Capture & Sequestration), is to pursue domestic and international policies, regulations and initiatives that enable CCS to deliver on its emissions reduction potential safely and effectively.
EDF is made up of passionate environmental advocates who believe in prosperity and stewardship. Grounded in science, EDF forges partnerships and harnesses the power of market incentives.
Green Alliance is an influential environmental think tank working to ensure UK political leaders deliver ambitious solutions to global environmental issues.
US environmental NGO NRDC works to solve the most pressing environmental issues: curbing global warming, getting toxic chemicals out of the environment, moving America beyond oil, reviving oceans, saving wildlife and wild places, and helping China go green.
SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education, research, and advocacy at the policy-making and grassroots levels, we are building a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
The Bellona Foundation is an international environmental NGO based in Norway. Founded in 1986 as a direct action protest group, Bellona has become a recognised technology and solution-oriented organization with offices in Oslo, Brussels, Washington D.C., St. Petersburg and Murmansk. Altogether, some 75 engineers, ecologists, nuclear physicists, economists, lawyers, political scientists and journalists work at Bellona.
Established in late 2005, The Climate Institute is a non-partisan, independent research organisation that works with community, business and government to catalyse and drive the change and innovation needed for a low pollution economy and culture.
The Pembina Institute is a Canadian non-profit think tank that advances sustainable energy solutions through research, education, consulting and advocacy.
The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. WRI works with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges.
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world’s biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Zero Emission Resource Organisation or ZERO is a Norwegian environmental organisation that was founded in 2002 to work with reduction of greenhouse gases, primarily in Norway.
2Co is the first CCS company to be backed by private equity finance. This is an investment both in the business model and the people whose knowledge and resources have created an exceptional capability
AE&E is an international plant engineering and construction company, supplying high-quality power generation and environmental technologies.
Company CCS pages
Ansaldo Energia is Italy's leading producer of thermoelectric power plants, operating on international markets for customers ranging from Public Administration to Independent Power Producers and Industrial Clients.
BP's CCS activities.
The strategic goal of CEZ Group is to become the leader on the Central and Southeastern European electricity market.
Doosan Babcock designs, supplies and constructs advanced steam generation technology for the power industry. We develop some of the cleanest, most efficient coal-powered plant in the world.
E.ON is one of the UK's leading power and gas companies and is part of the E.ON group, one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies.
EDF is the world's leading nuclear energy company, with solid positions in major European countries.
ENDESA is the leading utility in the Spanish electricity system and the number one private electricity company in Latin America.
Enel is Italy's largest power company, and Europe's second listed utility by installed capacity. It is an integrated player which produces, distributes and sells electricity and gas.
EPPSA's main goal is to foster the development and the dissemination of power plant technologies.
EURELECTRIC's mission is to contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity industry and to promote the role of electricity in the advancement of society.
EUTurbines is the European Association of Gas and Steam Turbine Manufacturers. Our objectives are to strengthen the competitive position of the European turbine industry and to keep its leading role in the global market place.
Fortum and TVO are jointly developing a carbon capture and storage (CCS) solution to their Meri-Pori power plant by 2015.
Foster Wheeler is a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier.
GDF SUEZ provides solutions to individuals, cities and businesses by relying on diversified gas-supply sources, flexible and low-emission power generation.
GE Energy is one of the world's leading supplier of power generation and energy delivery technologies in all areas of the energy industry.
Gas Natural Fenosa is a leading multi-national in the gas and power sectors. It operates in 23 countries and has more than 20 million customers around the world.
Hitachi Power Europe GmbH (HPE), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., designs and constructs fossil-fired power plants.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.
The Power Plant Jaworzno III is a part of Fuel and Energy Concern of Southern Poland. It's the producer of electric and thermal energy in association with the electric energy of the parameters required by its receivers.
Information about zero-emission power production projects of the company.
Shell CCS pages
With its outstanding innovative strength, its worldwide presence and its obligation to act sustainably, Siemens provide answers to the toughest questions of its time.
CO2 capture and storage projects - Sleipner, Snohvit, Tjeldbergodden, Mongstad ...
Company CCS project and activities, incl. the Lacq pilot project
Project of the Schwarze Pumpe pilot zero-emission power station.
VGB PowerTech e.V., abbreviated VGB, is - as the European technical association for power and heat generation - a voluntary association of companies for which power and heat generation is an important basis of their business.
”Acceptance of CO2 capture and storage, economics, policy and technology” – FP6 project focused on main obstacles to implementation of CO2 capture and storage technologies in Europe.
The BRGM is France's leading public institution in Earth science applications for the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks.
FP6 Integrated Project focused on development of technologies for technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power production from natural gas with coincident hydrogen production.
FP6 project on international cooperation and exchange in the area of post-combustion CO2-capture using amine processes
”CO2 from capture to storage” – FP6 Integrated Project mainly concentrated on post-combustion capture of CO2.
Italy-based R&D centre for improving and developing new steel-making, metalworking, environmental and energy technologies.
FP7 project aiming at a breakthrough in the development of low-cost post-combustion CO2 capture technology to provide economically feasible solutions for both new and retrofit of existing power plants
European Network of Excellence for geological storage of CO2, financed within the 6th EC Framework Programme.
FP6 project aims to develop „innovative research and technologies for the monitoring and verification of CO2 geological storage”. The Integrated Project, with a strong industry partnership, started in March 2006 and will last till 2011.
The project aims to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of leaks from CO2 storage sites on shallow aquifers by conducting a field release experiment, laboratory testing and computer modeling. In addition the project will explore a new approach for capturing CO2 from the atmosphere by enhancing the CO2 content of infiltrating groundwater.
Carbon Dioxide Knowledge Sharing Network is focused on CO2 capture and storage knowledge exchange and dissemination.
CCS networking extension to new EU Member States and Associated Candidate Countries; co-ordination action within the 6th EU Framework Programme; CCS information websites in Central & Eastern European languages are available.
FP6 Integrated Project, dedicated to CO2 storage in a saline aquifer near Ketzin in Germany.
A completed 5th Framework Programme (FP5) project, focused on storage of CO2 in aquifers, incl. 4 case studies.
FP7 project on development of next-generation technology for CO2 capture in coal and gas-fired power stations
” Towards Hydrogen and Electricity Production with Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage “ – FP6 project, part of the HYPOGEN initiative, the goal of which is to put the first European full-scale facility for combined hydrogen & power production from fossil fuels into operation by 2015.
”Enhanced capture of CO2” – FP6 Integrated Project focused on pre-combustion capture of CO2.
European Network for Research in Geo-Energy, with extensive activities in the area of geological storage of CO2.
”Assessing European Capacity for Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide” – 6th Framework Programme (FP6) project embraces also EU New Member States and Candidate Countries.
The ECCSEL consortium teams up selected Centres of Excellence on Carbon Capture and Storage research (CCS) from 10 countries across Europe. The mission is to develop a European distributed, integrated Research Infrastructure (RI), involving the construction and updating of research facilities.
"Fossil Energy Coalition
CA, Concerted Action"
Geological storage of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion” – a completed 5th Framework Programme project assessed the potential for geological storage of CO2 in 8 “old EU” countries.
GFZ's Center for CO2 Storage conducts research on the safety of long-term underground storage of CO2 and also is involved in the operation of Europe's first onshore laboratory for CO2 storage near the town of Ketzin (see CO2SINK).
"European Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology Platform
ETP, European Technology Platform"
” Hybrid Hydrogen – Carbon Dioxide Separation Systems “ – FP6 project devoted to development of hybrid membranes for H2 and CO2 separation for fossil fuels decarbonisation process used for the pre-combustion CO2 capture.
Network under the aegis of IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme.
Network for post-combustion capture under the aegis of IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme.
” Innovative In Situ CO2 Capture Technology for Solid Fuel Gasification “ – 6th Framework Programme project.
Network for monitoring of CO2 stored in geological structures under the aegis of IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme.
EC FP6 funded research project which goal is to investigate the applicability of CO2 storage in subsurface coal seams and managing the processes involved. Field experiments are to be carried out at RECOPOL site in Kaniów, Poland and Velenije site, Slovenia.
"Optimal nanostructured membranes and installations for CO2 capture from power plants" - an FP6 project focused on research on nanostructured membranes for CO2 capture and separation.
”Natural analogues for the storage of CO2 in the geological environment” – a completed 5th Framework Programme project, focused on research on natural CO2 occurrences.
Oxy-fuel combustion network under the aegis of IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme.
A completed 5th Framework Programme (FP5) project, concentrated on storage of CO2 in coal seams.
Network for CO2 capture and storage risk assessment under the aegis of IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme.
“Support to regulatory activities for carbon capture and storage”, FP7 project aiming at reviewing development and implementation of a regulatory framework in the EU for CCS activities. Part of the scope is also supporting CCS collaboration and implementation in the international context, particularly in China.
The objectives of TCM are to develop CO2-capture technologies that are suitable for widespread national and international application; reduce costs and the technical, environmental and financial risks related to full-scale CO2 capture; test, verify and demonstrate CO2-capture technology owned and marketed by suppliers and promote the development of technology and suppliers.
Network for well bore integrity for CO2 storage under the aegis of IEA Greenhouse gas R&D programme.
Newsletter of the Vattenfall company and its zero-emission power plant project.
CCS information website managed by CCS Education Initiative, a collaboration of environmentally concerned businesses and organizations focused on the important and necessary role that carbon capture and sequestration can play in mitigating global climate change.
CCS-oriented newsletter published by the US National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) since 2001
The CCS Education Initiative is a collaboration of environmentally concerned businesses and organizations focused on the important and necessary role that CCS can play in mitigating global climate change.
Newletter of the European ENCAP R&D project, focused on pre-combustion capture of CO2.
The European Platform of Universities Engaged in Energy Research, Education and Training (EPUE) comprises 164 universities from across Europe who have demonstrated research and training capacity in the energy field, ranging from science, engineering and technology to bio-sciences, medical/life sciences and economics, social sciences and the humanities. EPUE has been formally recognised by the European Commission as a partner within the framework of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-PLAN).
Newsletter of the European Network for Research in Geo-Energy (ENeRG).
Scientific data on CCS on the web of GreenFacts, an independent, non-profit organisation
Newsletter of the Greenhouse Gas R&D programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA GHG).
International scientific journal – common project of IEA GHG and Elsevier publishing house.
The Carbon Capture Legal Programme run by the University College London's Centre for Law and the Environment Faculty of Laws.