New EU President Ursula von der Leyen Climate-Focused

Ursula von der Leyen was elected by the European Parliament as the first female President of the European Commission on Tuesday.

US DOE awards USD2.55M grant to Moltex Energy

Moltex Energy is delighted to announce that it has been awarded USD2.55M in funding by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy to develop Composite Structural Technologies (COST) for the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR).

ValvTechnologies Passes API 641 Test

ValvTechnologies, Inc., the design and manufacturing of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, announced that it has met the requirements of American Petroleum Institute (API) 641 through the third-party witnessed testing.

US Senate Passes USE IT Act for Carbon Capture Tech

The United States Senate recently passed the USEIT Act, which will help develop and deploy the next generation of carbon capture and utilization technologies in the country.The USE IT Act would support carbon utilization and direct air capture research.

Tata to Build UK’s largest Carbon Capture & Use Plant

Tata Chemicals Europe (“TCE”) revealed plans to build the UK’s first industrial-scale CCU Demonstration Plant, which will reduce its carbon emissions, while creating a sustainable supply of carbon dioxide.As first large-scale CCU project of its kind in the United Kingdom, the project also marks a world first in capturing and purifying carbon dioxide from power generation plant emission gases to use as a raw material to manufacture high purity sodium bicarbonate.

Satellite to Tame Oil’s Methane Emissions

The release of methane emissions from drilling has been a ongoing problem for the oil and gas industry, but recent satellite data commissioned by the European Union leans closer to a solution.

Japan Sets Carbon Neutral Goal, Focus on Emissions

Japan has released a long-term climate strategy for climate action. Prior to the United Kingdom's announcement that it would legislate to net zero by 2050, the world’s third largest economy approved a plan stating, 'a carbon-neutral society as the final goal, to be realized at the earliest possible time in the latter half of this century'.The strategy builds on Japan's 2016 pledge to reduce  emissions by 80% by 2050 from 2010 levels, and lays out strategies to innovate in areas such as hydrogen and carbon dioxide capture and utilization.

Texas Researchers Revisit Methane Hydrates

Research from the University of Texas in Austin has shown that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico could have the potential to unlock natural gas energy resources, while also trapping the carbon dioxide underground.The study was published in the journal Water Resources Research, which used computer models to simulate what would happen when mixtures of carbon dioxide and air were injected into deposits of methane hydrate, a water-rich, almost ice-like chemical compound that forms in high-pressure and low-temperature environments, like the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic circle.

Air Liquide’s $140M Air Separation Unit for Exxon-SABIC

Air Liquide, a French industrial gas supplier and service company, is building a $140 million USD air separation project in Bay City, Texas.

Sleipner Partnership Releases CO2 Storage Data

Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from the Sleipner field in an effort to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage.The Sleipner field has been used as a facility for carbon capture and storage by Equinor since 1996.