Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), sometimes referred to as carbon sequestration, refers to capturing carbon dioxide emissions from a source — usually a fossil fuel power plant — before they enter the atmosphere. The carbon is ultimately transported to a storage site, usually underground.

Proponents claim the technology can capture up to 90 percent of the CO2 emissions generated by fossil fuel power plants. But environmental advocates often call it a crutch aimed to keep these plants open, even as cleaner energy sources become more readily available.

De Beers Says Carbon-Neutral Mines Possible by 2022

Diamond giant De Beers says it is developing a technology with the potential to make some of its mines carbon neutral in as…

Industrial Plant in India Turns CO2 Into Baking Soda

The process is called carbon capture and utilization and is a global first. Rather than capturing CO2 from coal plants and storing it…

Norway’s Capital Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half by 2020

If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider…

New Carbon Capture Will Use Pulp and Paper Emissions to Grow Vegetables

A carbon capture technology firm in Canada will trap carbon emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby…

Ford to Make Car Parts From Captured CO2

Ford will soon use captured carbon dioxide to make foam and plastic for its vehicles.

Saudi Arabia’s Petroleum Minister: ‘Oil is a Force for Good’

Much of the finger-pointing over low oil prices has been directed toward Saudi Arabia, but the kingdom's oil minister is not having it.

Shell Inaugurates $1B Carbon Capture Project in Alberta’s Oil Sands

Located about 18 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Shell's new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will capture about a third of…

Center for Carbon Removal: Beyond Mitigation in a 2 °C World

Noah Deich, founder of the Center for Carbon Removal, hopes to bring a more holistic, business-centric approach to carbon removal.

Blue Carbon Rising

When carbon is stored in coastal wetland ecosystems, it becomes known as blue carbon. Blue carbon ecosystems remove four times more carbon dioxide…

Capture and Recycle That CO2

“So, if we could find a way to capture and reuse that wasted gas, in addition to what we’re already doing to reduce…

New Carbon Capture Plant Will Use Coal Exhaust to Get Oil From the Ground

This week, NRG announced the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture power generation plant. This commercial-scale carbon capture…

Former Shell Chairman Criticizes Industry Inaction on Climate

"Climate change is a problem that absolutely must be tackled, and it is a very urgent problem and the longer we leave it…

Carbon Capture Technologies More Welcome in U.S., Norwegian Firm Says

Carbon capture and storage technologies, designed to reduce emissions, are getting a better reception in the U.S. than in Europe, according to Technology…

Shell Oil : Natural Gas Best Opportunity For Carbon Reduction

A company such as Shell has to operate on the basis of where the technical skills are and drive the objective of CO2…

Shell 2012 Sustainability Report Promises Trust & Action on Environment

This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.