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Environmental impacts of CO2-EOR: a joint industry report

Last year I researched and wrote a report titled “Environmental Impacts of CO2-EOR (The Offshore Context)” for a Scottish Joint Industry Project (JIP). The report has finally been published, so I thought I would provide an online summary of the key findings. The report was commissioned and funded by the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage…

Has the failure of CCS at Longannet returned to haunt us?

Today BBC News is reporting that Longannet power station in Fife (Scotland) is among the top 30 CO2 emitters in Europe, in terms of millions of tonnes of CO2 emitted per annum from coal-fired power generation. This comes from a report apparently produced jointly by the WWF, CAN Europe, the European Envionmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance and…

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1st North Sea Young CCS Researchers Conference, Rotterdam

A few weeks back, a bunch of early career researchers (ECR’s) from the UK, Netherlands and Norway met in Rotterdam to look at the latest developments in carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the Netherlands, and to negotiate a statement of intent called The First Declaration of Amsterdam. I wrote up the following text afterwards,…

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What’s my PhD all about? (Part 2)

It’s been a while since I last posted anything here; I’ve been quite busy lately with my PhD and it has absorbed a lot of my time, but now I have a let up I can talk a bit more about what I’ve been up to. Back in August last year I wrote a little…

Tumbleweed Geyser

Field Report from Utah

Having just returned home after a couple of weeks of fieldwork in Utah, USA, it seemed appropriate to stick up a wee post about what I got up to out there. The aim of the fieldwork was two-fold: Primarily to collect water samples from ten CO2-driven geysers/springs in the San Rafael desert area to the…

Experiences from a recent international conference

Three weeks ago, I was lucky enough (i.e. I had enough money in my research grant to travel) to attend the IEA GHGT combined network meeting in Canberra, Australia. The combined meeting brought together two of IEA GHGT’s networks: monitoring and environmental research.  As the focus of IEA GHGT is essentially CCS, the meeting was…