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    CCUS can both reduce and remove carbon emissions from atmosphere


    After years of slow progress, technologies to capture carbon emissions and store or reuse them are gaining momentum – a trend that will need to accelerate significantly for the world to achieve its energy and climate goals, according to a new report released by the IEA today.

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    Californian carbon capture technology backed by Mitsubishi


    Mitsubishi Corporation has expressed its support for Blue Planet, a Californian company working to develop and commercialise a scalable solution for CO2 mitigation that is both economically and technically sustainable.

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    NAU researchers study major shifts in carbon storage


    Two researchers from North Arizona University have been awarded $1.3m to push forward projects that are working to predict carbon storage by plants and soil in critical regions of the globe, and how that storage is being altered by changing climate patterns.

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    HeidelbergCement CCS project proposed to Norwegian Parliament


    The Norwegian Government has proposed to the Norwegian Parliament the launch of a carbon capture project at HeidelbergCement’s Norcem cement plant in Brevik, Norway.

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    ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat extend agreement


    ExxonMobil has extended its agreement with Global Thermostat to determine the feasibility and potential scalability of the company’s direct air capture (DAC) technology.

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    Industry welcomes Australia’s CCS commitments


    Last week the Australian Government announced a $50m investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to help dramatically cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Porthos CCUS project progresses


    International energy consultancy Xodus Group has delivered a review into tariffs for the Porthos carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project, located in the Netherlands.

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    CEMEX and Carbon Clean form CCS partnership


    Through its Corporate Venture Capital Unit CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., has signed an agreement with carbon capture and technology specialist Carbon Clean to develop a carbon capture solution for the cement industry.

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    Colorado-based CCS project gets $1.5m financial boost


    The LH CO2MENT Colorado Project, a commercial-scale carbon capture project, has received $1.5m in federal funding from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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    Kiewit to develop industrial-scale carbon capture projects


    Kiewit Engineering Group has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for two Department of Energy (DOE) funded carbon capture projects one located in Colorado and the other in California.

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    PBDE and Carbon Engineering partner on UK-based DAC project


    A new partnership between Pale Blue Dot Energy (PBDE) and Carbon Engineering is working to deploy direct air capture (DAC) technology in the UK, marking the first partnership between a DAC technology company and UK development partner.

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    Shopify to purchase Carbon Engineering DAC technology


    Carbon Engineering and Shopify have announced a commitment for carbon dioxide (CO2) to be permanently removed from the atmosphere on the behalf of Shopify using Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture (DAC) technology.

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    Air Products announces “Third by ‘30” sustainability goal


    Air Products has today announced a new sustainability goal to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions intensity by one-third by the year 2030 from a 2015 baseline, as it closes in on successfully attaining a series of 2020 sustainability goals.

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    Oxford Performance Materials joins carbon capture project


    Materials science company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with ORNL UT-Battelle, Volunteer Aerospace, and RTI International to improve the energy efficiency of two-phase exchange industrial chemical processes, with a focus on carbon capture systems.

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    Senator Gardner applauds carbon capture advancements


    US Senator Cory Gardner, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has applauded the US Department of Energy’s effort to support ION Clean Energy’s carbon capture project with a $13m grant.

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    Audi partners with Climeworks on DAC project


    Last month, gas world reported that Swiss direct air capture (DAC) company Climeworks said it will construct a new plant in Iceland that will be able to permanently remove 4,000 tonnes of CO2 from the air per year.

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    Sasol looking to develop CO2 utilisation technologies


    Energy and chemicals company Sasol is currently looking for partners to help develop CO2 utilisation technologies for its South African operations.

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    Maersk Drilling invests in carbon neutral drilling technology


    Maersk Drilling has entered into an agreement to invest $1m in California-based Clean Energy Systems to help develop a new technology which it believes could help customers move towards carbon-neutral drilling.

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    Decarbon8-US supports decarbonisation technology companies


    Seattle-based investment company E8 has said it will invest in three start-up companies that will boost carbon capture, hydrogen fuel infrastructure and electric vehicle adoption.

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    New study shows significant potential for CCUS in Wyoming


    The US Department of Energy has completed a carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) study for several Wyoming coal-fuelled power plants, highlighting significant benefits for such technologies.