News: May 2015

10th CO2GeoNet Open Forum 2015

CO2GeoNet, the European network on the geological storage of CO2 held their 10th Annual Open Forum "CO2storage - the cornerstone of our low carbon future” from 11-12th May 2015, in San Servolo, Italy. The Open Forum focused on CCS policy and the latest advancements in CO2 geological storage science and technology. Presentations and discussions highlighted recent progress and considered hurdles, which still need to be overcome for large scale deployment of CCS.

Green coal in the red

Capturing the carbon emitted by utilities and factories has enormous appeal, but the EU has struggled to deal with the technology.

Turning coal into a green fuel is the promise of Carbon Capture and Storage, a technology that scrubs carbon dioxide from power plant emissions and then pumps the greenhouse gas deep underground — but the EU’s hopes of using CCS as a key part of its climate policy have fizzled.