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CCS Project Recent Updates

Below is a collection of the latest posting in the CCS database.

Articles are listed in chronological order.


News headline Project Date Project Location
Testing underway in Norway for Peterhead CCS technology Peterhead 11/28/2014 UK
Drax applies for new coal-fired power plant with CCS White Rose 11/27/2014 UK
UAE’s carbon capture project to remove 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year ESI 11/07/2014 Abu Dhabi
ADM carbon capture nears initial goal; second permit sought Decatur 11/06/2014 IL, USA
WGK awarded FEED contract by Shell for world-first CCS pipeline Peterhead 10/16/2014 UK
GHGT-12 Plenary talk by Saskpower on Boundary Dam [PDF] Boundary Dam 10/05//2014 SA, Canada
First commercial-scale CCS plant comes online Boundary Dam 09/29/2014 SA, Canada
U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinois Decatur 09/26/2014 IL, USA
CO2 Solutions Announces Testing Program with Energy & Environmental
Research Center (EERC)
Announced Project 09/26/2014 ND, USA

FutureGen Begins Construction, But Project Faces Some Hurdles

FutureGen 09/15/2014 IL, USA
NRG, JX Nippon, Hilcorp Team Up to Develop Post-Combustion Carbon-Capture Facility W.A. Parish Petra Nova 09/08/2014 TX, USA
Oxy spinoff delays proposed energy plant HECA 09/05/2014 CA, USA
Costs rise by another $30 million at Kemper plant Kemper County 09/04/2014 MS, USA
EPA Grants First Underground Injection Permits to FutureGen for Illinois Project FutureGen 09/02/2014 IL, USA
Carbon storage project lauded Otway 08/30/2014 Australia
Shell fits final module on Alberta oil sands' first carbon capture project Quest 08/24/2014 AL, Canada
Locals positive about carbon capture project Peterhead 08/09/2014 UK
Shares in Drax fall 8% following subsidy appeal White Rose 08/04/2014 UK

National Grid Carbon awards development contract for its CCS project

White Rose 07/31/2014 UK
Ill. Court Requires Utilities to Buy Power from Carbon Capture Plant FutureGen 07/24/2014 IL, USA
Significant step forward for CCS as White Rose receives NER300 funding White Rose 07/09/2014 UK
2Co Energy in talks to sell Don Valley CCS project Don Valley 07/09/2014 UK
Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2 Port Arthur 06/24/2014 TX, USA
Intended showcase of clean-coal future hits snags Kemper County 05/17/2014 MS, USA
Vattenfall abandons research on CO2 storage Schwarze Pumpe 05/07/2014 Germany
We’re Drilling the First Well Kevin Dome 05/05/2014 MT, USA
Ethanol plant gets key EPA permit for carbon sequestration Decatur 04/18/2014 IL, USA
EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project White Rose 04/17/2014 UK
Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm Kemper County 04/15/2014 MS, USA
Clean Coal: Carbon capture pilot begins at Polk IGCC plant Polk 04/14/2014 FL, USA
EPA issues draft permits for carbon sequestration FutureGen 04/012014 IL, USA
Pipeline approved for FutureGen CCS Project FutureGen 02/25/2014 IL, USA
Shell signs agreement to advance major clean energy project at Peterhead Peterhead 02/24/2014 UK
DOE issues final approval for Lake Charles CCS project funding Lake Charles 01/04/2014 LA, USA
White Rose Awarded FEED study White Rose 12/09/2013 UK
SaskPower CEO says ICCS project $115M over budget Boundary Dam 10/18/2013 SA, Canada
B&W Begins Front-End Engineering and Design Work for FutureGen 2.0 Carbon Capture Project FutureGen 10/04/2013 IL, USA
Kemper plant will not meet construction schedule Kemper County 10/02/2013 MS, USA
Norway Drops ‘Moon Landing’ as Mongstad Carbon Capture Scrapped Mongstad 09/20/2013 Norway
China CCUS workshop continues Sino-Australian cooperation Jingbian 07/29/2013 China
NER300 funding gets only one CCS applicant White Rose 07/09/2013 UK
Miss. Power says more overruns likely at Kemper Kemper County 07/01/2013 MS, USA
Tenaska drops Taylorville,Trailblazer advanced coal power projects Taylorville 06/25/2013 TX, USA
Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Research, Development, and Demonstration at the U.S. Department of Energy US Projects 06/10/2013 USA
UKCCSRC and SaskPower announce joint research programme for carbon capture and storage Boundary Dam 05/24/2013 SA, Canada
Southern Co replaces executives in wake of Kemper cost overrun Kemper County 05/20/2013 MS, USA
World Bank's IFC agrees to support Masdar projects HPAD 05/17/2013 UAE
Breakthrough Industrial Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Project Begins Full-Scale Operations Port Arthur 05/10/2013 TX, USA
Latest GCCSI reports on North West Sturgeon Refinery Project and Project Pioneer Project Pioneer 04/30/2013 AL, Canada
Total’s pilot plant boosts carbon capture, storage Lacq 04/30/2013 France
Belchatow 04/15/2013 Poland
KBR Canada wins module-building contract for Shell’s Quest carbon capture and storage project Quest 04/04/2013 AL, Canada
Southern decides against federal loan for Kemper coal plant Kemper County 04/03/2013 MS, USA
Preferred bidders announced in UK’s £1bn CCS Competition Peterhead and White Rose 03/20/2013 UK
Kemper County 03/15/2013 MS,USA
FutureGen alliance fights back, releases CO2 pipeline route FutureGen 03/13/2013 IL,USA
Texas project takes step toward DOE funding W.A.Parish 03/08/2013 TX, USA
B&W Signs Contract to Begin Second Phase of FutureGen 2.0 Carbon Capture Project FutureGen 03/07/2013 IL, USA
Swan Hills Synfuels defers carbon capture project because of low natural gas prices Swan Hills 02/25/2013 AL, Canada
Carbon Capture and Storage FutureGen 2.0 Project Moves Forward Into Second Phase FutureGen 02/04/2013 IL, USA
Big piece of Estevan clean coal project moves into place at Boundary Boundary Dam 01/30/2013 SA, Canada
Breakthrough Large-Scale Industrial Project Begins Carbon Capture and Utilization Port Arthur 01/25/2013 TX, USA
Alberici to install turbine for SaskPower carbon capture pilot project Boundary Dam 01/19/2013 SA, Canada
IL. Regulators approve 20 year power contract for FutureGen FutureGen 12/21/2012 IL, USA
SaskPower signs long-term CO2 contract with Cenovus Boundary Dam 12/19/2012 SA, Canada
Callide Oxyfuel Project enters the world-first demonstration phase for the process of oxyfuel technology & CO2 liquefaction at Callide A Power Station Callide-A 12/15/2012 Australia
Brussels’ CCS plans left in tatters as ArcelorMittal shelves carbon capture project Florange Steel Mill 12/07/2012 Brussels
Chevron adds US$15bn to Gorgon LNG project cost estimate Gorgon 12/06/2012 Australia
UK's failure to win CCS funding 'a slap in the face' for developers Peterhead, White Rose, Teeside 12/03/2012 UK
Carbon Storage Partner Completes First Year of CO2 Injection Operations in Illinois Decatur 11/19/2012 IL, USA
CCS competition shortlist announced Peterhead, White Rose, Teeside 10/30/2012 UK
S. Korea Expands Role in U.K. Carbon Capture as 2Co Sells Stake Don Valley 10/24/2012 UK
Chevron’s Gorgon Carbon Project on Track for Injection in 2015 Gorgon 10/23/2012 Australia
Report Names Yorkshire and Humber as Ideal CCS Location White Rose 10/15/2012 UK
Fluor to Build Shell's Quest Carbon Capture Facility in Canada Quest 10/09/2012 AL, Canada
Energy Department Announces Major Milestones for Decatur, Ill. Clean Coal Project Decatur 09/19/2012 IL, USA
Shell starts quest for first carbon capture oil sands project Quest 09/07/2012 AL, Canada
Foster Wheeler Awarded Feed Contract by Samsung C&T for 2Co Energy’s CCS Project in the UK Don Valley 08/26/2012 UK
CCS Project at Plant Barry Begins Storing CO2 Underground Plant Barry 08/22/2012 AL, USA
China buries 40,000 tons of carbon emissions underground Ordos 08/10/2012 China
Urgent and Decisive’ Action Required on CCS Technology Peterhead 08/07/2012 UK
IEPA withdraws Tenaska Taylorville permit Taylorville 07/19/2012 IL, USA
Yorkshire leads race for €1.5bn EU carbon capture funding Don Valley 07/13/2012 UK
Shell Canada's oil sands carbon capture storage project conditionally approved Quest 07/11/2012 AL, Canada
Alstom advances CO2 capture program at Mongstad in Norway Mongstad 07/02/2012 Norway
HECA newsletter Summer 2012 [PDF] HECA 07/01/2012 CA, USA
Linde Gets 15% Stake in 2Co's U.K. Carbon-Capture Project Don Valley 06/13/2012 UK
BOC buys stake in 2Co Energy’s carbon capture project in UK Don Valley 06/13/2012 UK
Announcing Project Labor Agreement for HECA Project HECA 05/31/2012 CA, USA
PGE Says Belchatow Carbon Capture Project Needs State Support Belchatow 05/30/2012 Poland
Norway opens major facility to test carbon capture Mongstad 05/07/2012 Norway
Hydrogen Energy California Project Moves Forward HECA 05/03/2012 CA, USA
Illinois EPA Issues Taylorville Energy Center Final Air Permit Taylorville 04/30/2012 IL, USA
Saskatchewan committed to proceeding with carbon-capture project Boundary Dam 04/27/2012 SA, CA
TransAlta and partners bail out on carbon capture project Pioneer 04/27/2012 AL, Canada
Queensland's Callide Power Plant Now Firing With Retrofitted CCS Technology, an Industrial Info News Alert Callide-A 04/22/2012 Australia
CO2 injection plans moving along in Montana Kevin Dome 04/20/2012 MT, USA
Carbon capture project inches closer to construction Quest 04/11/2012 AL, Canada
Oxyfuel project 'fires up' in test Callide-A 04/06/2012 Australia
The Teesside Low Carbon Consortium welcomes the launch of the UK CCS Commercialisation Programme Teesside Low Carbon 04/03/2012  
Mississippi allows Southern Co to keep building $2.8 billion coal plant Kemper 03/30/2012 MS, USA
Samsung buys into UK carbon capture plant Don Valley 03/28/2012 UK
Saline Carbon Capture and Storage Trial Two Successful Otway 03/19/2012 Australia
Miss. Supreme Court reverses Southern Co coal project approval Kemper 03/15/2012 MS,USA
Enel's Italian Porto Tolle coal conversion timeframe uncertain: CEO Porto Tolle 03/09/2012 Italy
Carbon capture project moving right along Boundary Dam 03/06/2012 SA, Canada
2Co, Progressive Energy Say Carbon-Capture Plants Pass EIB Test Don Valley 03/06/2012 UK
Commission adopts its first Opinion on a draft permit for the permanent storage of CO2 ROAD (Maasvlakte) 02/29/2012 Netherlands
Tenaska Trailblazer front end engineering design (FEED) study Trailblazer 02/15/2012 TX, USA
Summit’s Texas Clean Energy Project Reaches Major Milestone with Signed EPC and O&M Contracts TCEP 02/14/2012 TX, USA
Carbon-storage experiment shows no leakage Otway 01/31/2012 Australia
Foster Wheeler Wins PMC Contract for the 2Co Power (Yorkshire) Don Valley Power Project in the United Kingdom Don Valley 01/31/2012 UK
Linklaters and Nabarro selected to advise on £5bn Euro power project Don Valley 01/18/2012 UK
Masdar and ADNOC take carbon capture, usage and storage project forward at Emirates Steel's Mussafah facility Masdar 01/18/2012 UAE
Don Valley Electricity Project to Enter UK Carbon Capture and Storage Contest Don Valley 01/17/2012 UK
Utility to Purchase Electricity from Innovative DOE-Supported Clean Coal Project  TCEP 01/17/2012 TX, USA
Illinois EPA Leaves CO2 Emissions Off Air Permit Taylorville 01/13/2011 IL, USA
FutureGen completes CCS test storage well in Illinois FutureGen 12/29/2011 IL, USA
CO2 stripper rolls into Boundary Dam Boundary Dam 12/22/2011 SA, Canada
Otway project findings support geological CO2 storage Otway 12/18/2011 Australia
Jacobs contracted for CO2 capture facility for CHP plant at Mongstad Refinery site in Norway Mongstad 12/13/2011 Norway
CIUDEN Completes Initial Oxy-Combustion Testing Phase Compostilla 12/11/2011 Spain
Vattenfall drops carbon capture project in Germany Janschwalde 12/05/2011 Germany
UK's biggest carbon capture pilot project opens Ferrybridge 11/30/2011 UK
Ameren Said to Be in Talks to Hand Over Carbon-Capture Project FutureGen 11/29/2011 IL,USA
Illinois CO2 injection test commences Decatur 11/20/2011 IL, USA
Alstom to do feasibility study for CCS at Daqing oil fields Daqing 11/15/2011 China
DNV Issues First Certificate of Fitness for CO2 Storage Quest 11/11/2011 AL, Canada
Clean coal project in liquidation Zerogen 10/28/2011 Australia
Longannet carbon capture project cancelled Longannet 10/19/2011 UK
Flagship UK carbon capture project 'close to collapse' Longannet 10/06/2011 UK
Norway Says Mongstad CCS Test Center Cost Revised Up to NK5.77B Mongstad 10/06/2011 Norway
Innovative Texas Clean Coal Project Takes Major Step Forward as DOE Issues Record of Decision TCEP 09/29/2011 TX, USA
SCS Energy Closes deal to acquire HECA project in Kern County HECA 09/28/2011 CA, USA
Clean coal project in Texas wins $450mn in federal help TCEP 09/27/2011 TX, USA
Alstom & Datang Agree to Jointly Develop Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects in China Daqing 09/21/2011 China
ERG Installs Flue Gas Desulphurization Unit at Ferrybridge Power Station Ferrybridge 08/29/2011 UK
Illinois CCS demonstration begins construction Decatur 08/26/2011 IL, USA
Southern gets $15M for carbon capture project Plant Barry 08/15/2011 AL, USA
DOE project in Utah begins field operations Wasatch Plateau (SWP) 08/14/2011 UT, USA
Shell Canada files paperwork for carbon capture project Quest 08/02/2011 AL, Canada
Alberta officials contribute $285M to gasification project Swan Hills 07/27/2011 AL, Canada
Summit: Project moving forward TCEP 07/26/2011 TX, USA
Texas Clean Energy Project to Sell CO2 to Whiting Petroleum Corporation TCEP 07/22/2011 TX, USA
ETI unveils £23.5m UK carbon capture and storage pilot Announced Project 07/20/2011 UK
AEP shelves ambitious plan to limit carbon Mountaineer 07/17/2011 WV, USA
Enel aims to switch oil plant to coal in June 2012 Porto Tolle 07/07/2011 Italy
Statoil announces Mongstad technology qualification gets underway Mongstad 07/01/2011 Norway
China Energy, Seamwell to Build $1.5 Billion ‘Clean Coal’ Plant Announced YiHe 06/24/2011 China
Shell gets C$865 million for Canadian CO2 project Quest 06/24/2011 AL, Canada
DOE-sponsored IGCC Project in Texas takes important step forward TCEP 06/22/2011 TX, USA
Aker and Kvaerner complete Mongstad amine plant Mongstad 06/18/2011 Norway
Mitsubishi begins CO2 capture at plant Barry Plant Barry 06/18/2011 AL, USA
New trials begin at Australian Otway Project Otway 06/11/2011 Australia
Southern Energy's Plant Barry is successfully capturing CO2 Plant Barry 06/13/2011 AL, USA
Taylorville obtains clean coal approval from House committee Taylorville 05/30/2011 IL,USA
Air Products signs 2 agreements to move project forward Port Arthur 05/27/2011 TX, USA
SCS Energy agrees to take over HECA HECA 05/23/2011 CA, USA
SNC-Lavalin will design Boundary Dam capture project Boundary Dam 05/17/2011 SA, Canada
Porto Tolle project blocked in court Porto Tolle 05/19/2011 Italy
2CO applies for NER300 funding for Don Valley Don Valley 05/10/2011 UK
2CO acquires Hatfield from Powerfuel after Powerfuel entered into administration Hatfield/ Don Valley 05/09/2011 UK
Vattenfall officially opens Buggenum Buggenum 05/08/2011 Netherlands
Mountaineer project deemed a success Mountaineer 05/05/2011 WV, USA
Shell begins production from Scotford Oil Sands upgrader Quest 05/04/2011 AL, Canada
CO2 from trial Schwarze Pumpe injected at Ketzin Ketzin 05/03/2011 Germany
Saskatchewan Government to give green light to $1billion project Bow City 04/26/2011 SA, Canada
AEP Mountaineer financial shortfall highlights absence of carbon price Mountaineer 04/16/2011 WV, USA
Fluor joins Canadian CCS Bow City project Bow City 04/16/2011 AL, Canada
Carbon capture approval behind CCS project delay Masdar UAE 04/11/2011 Abu Dhabi, UAE
RWE Goldenbergwerk 2015 CCS deadline cannot be met Goldenbergwerk 04/01/2011 Germany
FutureGen still has legislative hurdles to face FutureGen 04/06/2011 IL,USA
Callide Oxyfuel project starts commissioning with 'firing up' Callide-A 04/06/2011 Australia
Denbury Enters into Kemper county CO2 Contract Kemper 03/20/2011 MS, USA
Enel starts CO2 capture at Brindisi Brindisi 03/07/2011 Italy
Decision to fund CCS at Mongstad delayed until 2016 Mongstad 03/01/2011 Norway
Enel to invest €1 billion ($1.38 billion) on CCS plant Brindisi 03/01/2011 Italy
FutureGen selects Morgan County storage site FutureGen 02/28/2011 IL, USA
AEP receives $4M from GCSSI for Mountaineer Mountaineer 02/16/2011 WV, USA
Nuon commences CCS plant Buggenum 02/09/2011 Netherlands
9 UK projects apply for EU NER300 CCS funding Longannet 02/12/2011 UK
Petroleum Technology Research Center release Weyburn findings Weyburn 01/19/2011 SA, Canada
Masdar delays $2.2 billion joint venture with BP Masdar UAE 01/18/2011 UAE
EERC’s PCOR partnership demonstrates ability of Apache’s Zama Project to reduce GHG emissions Zama 01/18/2011 ND, USA
Weyburn alleged leaking CO2 at surface questioned Weyburn 01/13/2011 SA, Canada
Illinois Senate fails to pass Taylorville Energy Center legislation Taylorville 01/12/2011 IL, USA
Alleged leaks from carbon storage project questioned Weyburn 01/12/2011 SA, Canada



Date Modified December 5, 2014


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