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Coverage of carbon capture since December 7, 2021.

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on industry sustainability, advancing net-zero ambitions

"...Reid described the level of collaboration between oilsands producers right now as “unprecedented. ” Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) — major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..."

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Oil Sands Alliance to focus on energy industry sustainability, advancing net zero ambitions Globalnews.ca

"...Through the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative — announced last year by the same companies that make up the new Oil Sands Alliance (as well as MEG Energy Inc. , which is not involved in the new group) —  major industry players have publicly pledged to work together to reach the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The industry's vision of getting to that goal is anchored by a proposed major carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) transportation line that would capture CO2 from oilsands facilities and transport it to a storage facility near Cold Lake, Alta..."

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Alberta contributes $30 million to Carbon Capture Kickstart

"...The Carbon Capture Kickstart funding competition will support pre-construction work on carbon capture, direct air capture, and carbon transportation infrastructure projects, using cash from the Technology, Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund, Alberta's carbon tax on large greenhouse-gas emitters..."

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IEA head says Canadian oil can be part of transition if it gets cleaner Globalnews.ca

"...A new IEA report on Canada's energy industries praises the country for pushing toward net-zero emissions by 2050 but warns the challenge facing Canada as an oil and gas-producing country is immense. READ MORE: Oil companies ask Canada to pay for 75% of carbon capture facilitiesIEA executive director Fatih Birol says the estimate is there will still be about 25 million barrels of oil needed daily in 2050, down from about 100 million today. Birol says he wants that oil to be supplied by reliable countries like Canada that invest to produce it more cleanly..."

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Getting off coal, how Capital Power plans to completely transform Genesee Globalnews.ca

"...The plant is currently being converted from coal fired to natural gas, the new turbines are also hydrogen ready when there's enough supply to make that switch. Capital Power is also adding battery storage to the site, and plans to invest in carbon capture, utilization and sequestration technology to eliminate all emissions, and even produce a product known as carbon nanotubes. Story continues below advertisement..."

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B.C.'s climate plans battered by extreme weather as 2022 begins

"...Premier John Horgan’s CleanBC plan has far-reaching goals, including 10,000 public electric vehicle charging stations by 2030, the same year as 90 per cent of all new vehicles sold in B. C. would have to be zero-emission..."

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Material, created in U of C lab, can absorb 95% of the emissions of a cement plant: study

"...The University of Calgary has revealed the "game changing" results of a partnership between scientists and the gas separation industry that created a new material for use in carbon capture. Officials say the "highly refined" metal-organic framework (MOF) called Calgary Framework 20 or CALF-20, is a class of super-absorbent material that has an extremely high ability to capture carbon dioxide and prevent it from reaching the atmosphere. According to a scientific study, the material has contained 95 per cent of the emissions from a Vancouver cement manufacturing plant..."

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Are Canada’s banks serious about reaching net-zero? Corporate Knights

"...This finding is being ignored by bank clients in Canada’s oil and gas industry who are planning to expand production by 30% by 2030. They too have begun to portray themselves as on track to reach net-zero through carbon capture and storage, but even if they convince governments to shell out the $50 billion in subsidies they’re requesting for this purpose, it would not decarbonize the end product where more than 70% of the emissions lie. The only true way that energy clients will fit into banks’ net-zero balance sheets will be for them to transition out of fossil fuels and into renewables..."

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Group calls for moratorium on new development in Sooke

"...Transition Sooke fears town can’t meet its greenhouse gas emission guidelines Kevin LairdDec. 15, 2021 3:00 p. m..."

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Achieving Net-zero Emissions: Can the Build Back Better Act Help Get There?

"...Achieving these goals will require rapid deployment of existing zero- and low-carbon technologies — such as renewable energy and electric vehicles, as well as emerging solutions including clean hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) — and coordinated action by all levels of government, the private sector and civil society..."

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Canada on track to reduce fossil fuel use by 62 per cent by 2050 Globalnews.ca

"...The forecast is based on the Canada Energy Regulator's assumption that the current pace of increasing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada and around the world will continue. The regulator also laid out alternative scenarios, one that looked at energy demand in the event that there is a lack of additional climate action beyond current policies. This business-as-usual scenario would see crude oil production peak at 6..."

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Ottawa expected to release details of carbon capture tax credit soon, Cenovus says Globalnews.ca

"...Proponents say vastly scaling up CCUS across the oil and gas industry will be necessary if Canada is to have a shot at meeting its climate targets. However, some environmentalists are critical of the technology that does nothing to curb overall production of fossil fuel products. In its five-year plan released Wednesday, Cenovus includes smaller, near-term CCUS projects in the works at its Lloydminster Upgrader, Minnedosa Ethanol Plant, and Elmworth gas plant..."

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Podcasts

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Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act & Chevron's troubled carbon capture & storage scheme

Duration: 28:28

"...Source: Carbon Removal Newsroom..."

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BOGS! Nature's best carbon capture habitats.

Duration: 34:45

"...It's World Wetlands Day and we're chatting about BOGS; a habitat which the IUCN calls the largest natural terrestrial carbon store..."

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Elon Musk's $100M prize for "best carbon capture technology"

Duration: 25:07

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about carbon capture.

Your COP26 questions answered: carbon capture

"...The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow is a pivotal moment for action on climate change and Nature reporters have travelled to the conference to find answer to your most pressing science questions..."

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Norway and CO2 emissions | DW Documentary

"...The world is facing a climate catastrophe, and despite rapid growth in renewable energy production, some industries continue to emit vast amounts of CO2 during production processes..."

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Carbon Capture and Storage (Canada's Offshore Oil and Gas Industry)

"...Industry, researchers and government are working together to find new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the offshore oil and natural gas industry..."

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7 Ways To Pull Carbon From The Atmosphere | Random Thursday

"...Still, carbon capture is a controversial topic and one that many people know very little about..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about carbon capture relevant to the latest news.

The levelized cost of negative CO2 emissions from thermochemical conversion of biomass coupled with carbon capture and storage

"...Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) that combines biomass conversion for energy production and CO2 capture and storage is a NET that has been intensively studied to meet climate goals..."

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Exploring the driving factors and their mitigation potential in global energy-related CO2 emission

"...To this end, we provided a detailed decomposition of the carbon intensity and energy intensity, which enables the quantification of clean energy development and electrification..."

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Towards resource circular biodiesel production through glycerol upcycling

"...However, the subsequent increase in energy consumption necessary for thermochemical conversion inadvertently causes burden-shifting to other impact categories- consolidating higher environmental impacts specifically for human health and resource depletion; increasing penalties associated with environmental quality..."

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Norwegian Gas in Europe in the 2020?s

"...Development of the cost-effective large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology could alleviate some energy transition related pains and make gas more acceptable as a source of energy, also if the development of hydrogen economy were to materialise..."

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Carbon capture and storage as a strategic reserve against China's CO2 emissions

"...China has experienced economic boom over the last four decades, along with high greenhouse gas emissions because of the extensive application of fossil fuels, especially coal..."

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The prospects for ‘green steel’ making in a net-zero economy: A UK perspective

"...These include the prospects for carbon capture and storage (CCS), the use of bioenergy resources, hydrogen-based production, electrification, and the least desirable option of deindustrialisation (i..."

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Optimal renewable energy integration into the process industry using multi-energy hub approach with economic and environmental c

"...Moreover, different scenarios were investigated to study the impact of schemes such as carbon cap-and-trade and carbon capture and storage on economic costs and carbon dioxide emissions..."

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Carbon capture using membrane-based materials and its utilization pathways

"...Existing pathways include the usage of CO2 in the manufacturing of fertilizers, urea, methanol, oil and gas recovery in addition to water desalination projects and electrochemical conversion to certain chemicals..."

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Electrolytic cell engineering and device optimization for electrosynthesis of e-biofuels via co-valorisation of bio-feedstocks

"...CO2 electro-reduction is also counted as one of the main options entailing less fossil fuel consumption and as a future electrical energy storage strategy..."

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Synergies between adsorption and energy conversion technologies

"...Prospective applications in the energy conversion field include hydrogen recovery from SOFC anode tail gas, debottlenecking of MCFC carbon capture from flue gas, and recovery of tritium from fusion power plant breeder blanket helium purge gas..."

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Role of negative emissions technologies (NETs) and innovative technologies in transition of Japan?s energy systems toward net-z

"...This paper explores the role of negative emissions technologies (NETs) in energy systems, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air capture (DAC) with geological carbon storage (DACCS) in particular, using a bottom-up energy system model TIMES-Japan that participated in the 35th study of the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 35 JMIP) focusing on the energy transitions for the long-run climate goals..."

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