The deployment of biomass with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) at Drax Power Station could save the UK billions of pounds over the coming decade.
Carbon capture and storage
A landmark £16 billion deal has given the North Sea oil industry a huge boost in its quest to transition to a low-carbon future.
The idea of an energy transition itself is not new. We have been experiencing it for decades already in the search for reliable, affordable, and less-polluting sources of energy. However, the need to get to net-zero quickly in response to a growing climate emergency is taking us all through uncharted territory.
“I’m really not that interested in creating a glossy report. What I want is solid concept engineering; here is a tool that allows industrial sites to look at the options and start this journey to decarbonisation.”
Chevron Corp. is investing in a California startup that captures carbon dioxide from factories and converts the greenhouse gas into gravel and other building materials.
‘It’s unhelpful to cherry-pick technologies’ – industry bodies and research groups hit back at CCS critics
Industry bodies have rallied to defend carbon capture and storage (CCS) after a report claimed it wouldn’t be able to deliver the emissions reductions needed in the coming years.
Elk and pronghorn antelope migrate each fall through southern Wyoming, where the sparsely vegetated landscape slowly gives way to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Interrupting this serene vista is a dense web of steel pipes, tanks, and pumps owned by Exxon Mobil Corp.
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Equinor for delivering the new CO2 receiving facilities Northern Lights outside Bergen, Norway.
Neptune Energy has announced a feasibility study into plans for a large-scale offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Dutch North Sea.
Reflecting on Oil and Gas UK’s prediction that North Sea projects could take up to three years to return, the industry body’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, said, “we have to start the year more positively than that.”
Boris Johnson's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution sets out how the UK looks to "build back better" from the impact of coronavirus by creating green jobs and accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
Cutting-edge green energy technologies in the Yorkshire and Humber region could create thousands of jobs and boost the economy, according to a report for the owner of the UK's largest power station.
Boris Johnson has unveiled a multi-billion pound green industrial plan that could result in an emissions-busting project near Peterhead receiving a huge cash injection.
Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be phased out by 2030, Boris Johnson has confirmed as he set out his 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution".
Shell’s UK North Sea chief has said the task of engineering ageing oil platforms to run on green power would be as complicated as “open heart surgery”.
What the future might hold for exploration geology in the oil and gas industry is as unclear as it is for the majority of other professions in the energy sector.
US energy service firm Baker Hughes has bought a Norwegian carbon capture technology specialist.
Increased funding from the EU and national governments have boosted the prospects for carbon capture technologies in Europe. Three projects in the Netherlands, Norway and UK could be operational by 2024.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded a carbon dioxide appraisal and storage licence to Eni UK.
In February I wrote about the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition, prompted by a speech by Oil and Gas Authority chairman Tim Eggar.
As the number of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects continues to grow, Tenaris is looking into new ways to support the energy industry to meet the net zero emissions objectives.
Pioneering technology that “sucks” carbon dioxide out of the air could be up and running in Aberdeenshire around the middle of the decade.
Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a leading energy infrastructure operator to start working together on new energy transition technologies.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a vast impact on people’s lives, as well as on companies around the world.
The clock is now ticking to reach the target of Net Zero by 2050 in the UK (2045 in Scotland). The oil and gas industry is a critical part of this transition to net zero and has the potential to be the leader in developing the solutions which will unlock a new, low carbon economy. This pivotal role of the oil and gas industry was clearly recognised recently by the Scottish Government with the £62 million Energy Transition Fund to support net zero projects.