The Challenges Facing Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

The UK Government’s plans to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to reduce carbon emissions have received a cautious welcome. A new report concludes that most of the uncertainties facing these technologies can – in principle – be resolved ‘Carbon capture and storage: realising the potential?’ is the culmination of a two-year project funded … Read more

Scottish Wave Project Selected as One of UK Bids For European Funding

A collaborative project bringing together three of Europe’s leading utilities and wave energy technologies provided by Aquamarine Power and Pelamis has been selected by the UK Government for a major European funding bid. The Pentland Orkney Wave Energy Resource (POWER) project is the only wave energy bid being put forward by the UK Government to … Read more

Scotland Looks to Capture Carbon Storage Potential

Scotland can realise the employment, economic and environmental benefits of carbon storage. A consortium of Scottish Government, industry and researchers has shown that rocks deep beneath the Moray Firth are capable of storing decades of CO2 output from Scotland’s power stations. This emerging Carbon Capture and Storage {CCS} industry could create at least 13,000 new … Read more

Scotland’s Carbon Capture Expertise to Go Global

Scotland is to design a blueprint to ensure carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) can be implemented effectively around the world. The Global CCS Institute has asked Scotland to develop a toolkit to help nations test the strength of regulations and the permitting process, build knowledge and test public engagement, ensuring CCS can be safely … Read more

€180 Million EU Funding For Dutch Carbon Capture and Storage Project

The European Commission has authorised The Netherlands under EU state aid rules to provide a €150 million grant for a CO2 capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project to a joint venture between E.ON and GDF Suez. The joint venture will construct a CO2 capture plant in the Rotterdam port area with the aim to capture … Read more