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Shell opens landmark Quest CCS project in Canada

Oil major Shell has opened a landmark new CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) project in Canada. The new Quest facility at the Athabasca Oil Sands project is designed to capture, transport and store more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide CO2 each year. The amount is equivalent to the emissions from an estimated 250,000 cars.

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Capture Power said it remains committed to White Rose CCS project

Capture Power said it would retain its commitment to the delivery of the White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project after one of the consortium members pulled out. Drax said it was pulling out of the major scheme to develop technology to store emissions amid concerns over Government green policy changes. The company blamed the “drastically different financial and regulatory environment” which has seen the wholesale price of electricity drop and moves by the Government to rein back support for low carbon technology.

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Banchory consultancy wins CCS study contract

The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has chosen a consortium led by north-east consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy to identify future potential carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites beneath the North Sea. The 12-month project is being delivered by the ETI and funded with up to £2.5million from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The aim is to identify five credible carbon capture and storage sites on the UK Continental Shelf. It will progress the appraisal of selected storage sites towards readiness for “final investment decisions”, de-risking these stores for potential future storage developers. The institute says the project will make use of CO2 Stored – the UK’s CO2 storage atlas – which was created from the ETI’s UK Storage Appraisal Project.