http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 17.86Change: 0.26
R/$ = 15.85Change: 0.17
Au 1192.35 $/ozChange: -3.10
Pt 932.50 $/ozChange: -4.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
May 06, 2010

Norwegian firm publishes CO2 storage guidelines

Back
Africa|Arup|Design|Eskom|Gas|Oil-and-gas|Pipelines|PROJECT|Projects|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Risk Management|Shell|Storage|Sustainable|Technology|Africa|Energy|Oil And Gas|Services
Africa|Arup|Design|Eskom|Gas|Oil-and-gas|Pipelines|PROJECT|Projects|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Risk Management|Shell|Storage|Sustainable|Technology|Africa|Energy|Oil And Gas|Services
africa-company|arup|design|eskom|gas|oilandgas|pipelines|project|projects|renewable-energy|renewable-energy-company|risk-management|shell|storage|sustainable|technology|africa|energy|oil-and-gas|services
© Reuse this



Global risk management services foundation Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on Wednesday launched guidelines for the "safe and sustainable" geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), which it hoped would speed up the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

The guidelines were freely available on the foundation's website, while the 'recommended practice' (RP) documents, which DNV developed for qualification of capture technology, as well as the design and operation of CO2 pipelines, were available for a fee.

The establishment of the guidelines and the RP documents were compiled through research funded by industry, with contributions from government agencies. The work was expected to benefit both industry and assist regulators, as well as being of interest to technology suppliers.

"We have confidence that the guidelines will be much referenced by authorities," said DNV cleaner energy associate director Ståle Selmer-Olsen, as governments sought to understand how to regulate the use of this relatively new technology and practice.

CCS was relevant to South Africa, because, as Africa's largest emitter of CO2, CCS formed part of the government's ambitions to mitigate greenhouse gases, as outlined in the long-term mitigation scenarios and other documents. A centre for CCS has been established in South Africa, under the leadership of Dr. Tony Surridge, and a storage atlas was being compiled to identify possible geological storage sites in the country.

"These are most valuable documents," said Surridge of the guidelines published by the DNV.

"This certainly helps us to think about strategic steps after the publication of the South African storage atlas," agreed Eskom technology, strategy and planning manager Barry MacColl, who formed part of the South African CCS research delegation visiting Norway this week.

DNV said that deployment of CCS has been hampered by a lack of tailored regulatory frameworks and established industry practices, which was the key motivation for developing the CO2 qualstore guideline for the selection, characterisation and qualification of sites and projects for the storage of CO2.

The guideline, seen as a procedural framework, covers the full life cycle of a CO2 storage project from screening, through to site selection, to closure and transfer of responsibility back to the national state, taking into account the unique characteristics of each site.

"The aim is to accelerate the implementation of CCS by providing a common, predictable, and transparent basis for decision making between project developers, operators and regulators," said the DNV.

"The lack of tailored regulatory frameworks for CO2 geological storage threatened to delay the large-scale adoption of CCS," reiterated DNV project manager Jørg Aarnes, adding that "while CCS alone will not solve the climate change challenge, it is a necessary part of the global mitigation strategy."

"The world energy demand cannot be met in the short term without the continued use of fossil fuels. CCS is the only mature technology that may provide a significant reduction of CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, and is, therefore, a key bridging technology to a renewable energy future," Aarnes continued.

The procedural framework was said to mirror the best practices within the oil and gas industry, and reflect existing and emerging regulations and standards and directives relevant to geological storage of CO2. It drew on pilot and research and development CCS projects around the world, and was funded jointly by: Climit; Gassco; Schlumberger; Statoil; BP, BG Group; Shell; Petrobras; RWE; International Energy Agency GHG, Dong Energy; Arup; and Vattenfall.

 

 

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Latest News
Updated 4 hours ago Steel producer Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium announced on Wednesday that the Department of Labour had put a “pause” to Training Layoff Scheme (TLS) payments in response to confirmation that the proposed sale of the business to International Resources Limited...
Updated 4 hours ago About 2 000 workers at LafargeHolcim's South African unit will on Thursday launch an open-ended strike over pay, a labour union said on Wednesday. "The industrial strike would encompass the entire workforce and it will be a total withdrawal of labour by our members...
Updated 5 hours ago French Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Minister Emmanuel Macron has announced the creation of six new French tech hubs in Cape Town, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. “I am delighted that Cape Town has been designated as a French tech hub....
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic...
Energy Roundup – February 2016 (PDF Report)
The February 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for December 2015 and January 2016 and includes details of a Government Gazette notice that confirms Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme; State-owned power...
Energy Roundup - December 2015 (PDF Report)
The December 2015 roundup includes details of State-owned utility Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion; South Africa’s ranking as an investment destination for renewable energy; and a nuclear expert’s thoughts on reactor designs for South Africa’s nuclear...
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Power and automation company ABB is in the launch phase of its highest payload, multipurpose industrial robot, the IRB 8700. The robot has a reach of 3.5 m and can handle a payload of up to 800 kg. “When designing the IRB 8700, we emphasised reach and payload, as...
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a critical facet of a connected security ecosystem, as controlling the confidentiality, integrity and authorisation of data access and use is key to securing new digital business channels. However, companies face several...
RORY YOUNG Managed security services provide companies with a means to actively monitor their environment and ward against threats
Data underpins digital business models, the digital economy, the Internet of Things and the fundamental changes in the ways people interact and protecting data is crucial to securing new ways of doing business, says T-Systems South Africa information and...
The City of Cape Town will issue a tender for the procurement of electric buses for its MyCiTi service, in line with the council’s commitment to lower its carbon footprint, says executive mayor Patricia de Lille. The tender, to be advertised early in February, will...
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority signed a R10-million contract last month with local tailings storage facility specialists Cyclone Engineering Projects to remove about 100 000 m3 of dredge spoil obstructing the natural course of the uMfolozi river, in...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149