Tag: CCS

New 45Q tax credit for CCS could stimulate ethanol plants to invest

New 45Q tax credit for CCS could stimulate ethanol plants to invest

July 10, 2018 |

In the Midwest, the Great Plains Institute believes the new 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and storage could be a major incentive for ethanol plants to invest in CO2 capture as well as infrastructure such as pipelines to transport it, either for underground storage or to petroleum companies. The institute believes the ethanol industry […]

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Stanford researchers lead work on leveraging BECCS for ethanol producers

Stanford researchers lead work on leveraging BECCS for ethanol producers

April 24, 2018 |

In California, researchers at Stanford and other institutions have found new hope for cost-effective carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Their study, published April 23 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, runs the numbers on different options for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the U.S. and finds opportunities where it is not […]

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EPA approves North Dakota request to manage its CCS program

EPA approves North Dakota request to manage its CCS program

April 11, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has approved the State of North Dakota’s request to implement and enforce its own Class VI Underground Injection Control (UIC) program, commonly referred to as Carbon Capture and Storage. This marks the first time any state has received primacy for Class VI UIC wells, which […]

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EPA opens comment period on biointermediates, CCS and other regs

EPA opens comment period on biointermediates, CCS and other regs

November 22, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update both its renewable fuels and other fuels regulations to reflect changes in the marketplace and to promote the growing use of both ethanol fuels (conventional and advanced) and non-ethanol advanced and cellulosic biofuels. The EPA is proposing to make several changes to the Renewable […]

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UK’s Energy Technologies Institute says bioenergy with CCS can provide negative emissions

UK’s Energy Technologies Institute says bioenergy with CCS can provide negative emissions

November 8, 2016 |

In the UK, the Energy Technologies Institute says in its new report that bioenergy technologies when combined with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) can deliver negative emissions (net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere) whilst producing energy in the form of electricity, heat, gaseous and liquid fuels. Negative emissions provide important emissions ‘headroom’ as the UK transitions towards a low-carbon energy system, […]

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UK’s Carbon Capture Centre to award £2.57 million to 14 new CCS projects

UK’s Carbon Capture Centre to award £2.57 million to 14 new CCS projects

June 23, 2014 |

In the UK, the Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has announced the allocation of £2.57million from its research budget to support 14 new CCS research projects. These projects, including 7 on CO2 capture (£1,128,000), 5 on CO2 cross-cutting issues (£1,040,000), and 2 on CO2 storage (£399,000) have attracted a total of £2 million in additional co-funding […]

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Stanford shows benefits of mixing CCS with biofuels

Stanford shows benefits of mixing CCS with biofuels

February 27, 2013 |

In California, researchers at Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project have released a new report looking at the unparalleled ability of biological systems to capture and cycle carbon, and the potential to use these systems as part of an energy supply that leads to negative emissions.

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Illinois CCS plant reaches capture milestone

Illinois CCS plant reaches capture milestone

November 26, 2012 |

In Illinois, the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project has reached its first capture milestone with its CCS plant sequestering CO2 from an ethanol facility operated by Archer Daniels Midland. Operations at the first large scale carbon-capture plant began a year ago, injecting 1000 metric tons of CO2 a day into the Mount Simon Sandstone saline reservoir, and […]

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UK group aims to establish carbon capture, gasification R&D hub

UK group aims to establish carbon capture, gasification R&D hub

September 8, 2011 |

In the UK, researchers at the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) are looking to position the North East as a global center for the development of gasification and carbon capture and storage technologies capable of significantly reducing emissions from the region’s carbon-intensive heavy industries. NIReS is currently working on several complementary research projects […]

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Carbon capture program starts at ADM ethanol plant

Carbon capture program starts at ADM ethanol plant

August 30, 2011 |

In Illinois, construction has begun on the $207.5 million carbon capture and storage project at ADM’s ethanol plant in Decatur, near to the existing smaller CCS facility on site. The Dept. of Energy says the project will capture 1 million tons of CO2 annually once it comes online in 2013. The project was partly funded […]

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