Controversial Study Questioning CO2 Sequestration Stirs Heated Reaction From Clean Coal Proponents

Is CO2 sequestration a solution? New research say no A husband and wife team of professors has clean coal supporters in a snit over a recent report suggesting that geologic storage of CO2 – an essential component of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology upon which “clean coal” rests – will never be viable at the scale required to…

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From CO2 to Cement: Recycling Carbon – the Commoditization of Carbon Emissions

Yesterday we posted on the just-released Clean Edge trends report for 2010 that outlines some of the prominent trends in clean tech and renewable energy. One emerging trend mentioned in the report is the commoditization of carbon, where captured emissions are bought and sold as feedstock for other industrial processes. The idea isn’t new, companies like Mantra Energy have been…

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Bahrain’s GPIC Launches Middle East’s First Advanced Carbon Capture System

Bahrain’s Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) commissioned one of the world’s largest and the Middle East’s first carbon capture system at its Sitra petrochemical complex yesterday. The $55 million system should be able to capture as much as or more than 90%–some 450 metric tons per day–of the CO2 produced by the complex’s oil refinery. Absorbed from flue gas, the…

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Four Ways the U.S. and China Can Start Cooperating Now to Reduce Emissions and Tackle Climate Change Together

Barbara Finamore, The Natural Resource Defense Council’s China program director, outlines four proposals to help the U.S. and China work together to fight global warming.

Carbon capture and storage pros and cons explained

Schwarze Pumpe Part 2: CCS – Carbon Captured but Not Stored?

A followup to our first post on the Carbon Capture and Storage project at Schwarze Pumpe Germany, focusing on the challenges of long term carbon sequestration and storage.

Carbon capture and storage pros and cons explained

Carbon Capture And Storage: Solution or Boondoggle? – The Pros And Cons

Is CCS, or carbon capture and storage, a promising technology to help the world deal with carbon emissions from coal-fired power plant, or a dangerous and unproven boondoggle offering false hope?

Schwarze Pumpe Part 1: First Operational CCS Plant Captures Carbon, Will it Lead to “Clean Coal”?

Part 1 on Schwarze Pumpe – the pilot carbon capture and sequestration project near Spremburg Germany.