A personal take on GHGT12, Austin TX

Finally! I was diligent enough to write about my poster presentation on the final day of the conference, and I’ve previously submitted some quick thoughts to Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS). But I’ve only just got around to writing about my overall conference experience here since I’ve been busy making a start on writing my…

IEA GHGT12 poster

GHGT12 Conference Poster

GHGT12, the biennial and largest conference on carbon capture and storage in the world, finishes today in Austin, Texas. I had the pleasure to attend this year to present my poster entitled “Metal mobility during UK North Sea geological CO2 storage“. I’ll write up a bit more about the conference itself when I get back…

Risk Model Anchor

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…


Some satisfaction with R

Casual readers of this blog will know that I’ve been using R (a statistical programming language) to sort out some data and plot some graphs. It’s a minor dabbling, and one which is often frustrating. I’m not a natural coder, and I certainly don’t relish the challenges it throws up. But, having used R on…


How is our Gradschool Conference Funded? [UPDATE]

This is a short update to the post How is our Gradschool Conference Funded?  At the time of writing that post, I didn’t have the 2014 data to hand. I’ve since been supplied it, so here is the data for 2014 (Fig. 1). This year, fewer Cuddly companies were contacted as a percentage of the…


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…

Flue stack

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,…