Going, going... green

ARPA’s Internet of Energy. CarbonSAFE funding. IFPen, Global CCS Institute on CCS take-up.

DNV GL has been engaged by the US DoE’s ARPA unit to produce and operate an ‘Internet of energy’ (IoEn) platform integrating up to 100 distributed energy resources in Texas. The project uses Geli’s ‘Internet of energy’ software.

The DNV GL-led ‘Win-win ’ (wind powered water injection) joint industry project reports that in suitable circumstances, wind-powered water injection into oil and gas fields is feasible and can be competitive with conventional solutions. JIP partners include Nexen, ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, and Statoil.

The DoE reports that its Regional carbon sequestration programs have injected over 12 million tonnes of CO2 to date. The DoE also announced a further $68.4 million of CCS funding under a new CarbonSAFE initiative.

A new publication from France’s IFPen organization analyzes US incentives for CCS adoption and their implications for the EU. The study pinpoints failings in an earlier proposed EU subsidy.

Other ‘going green’ publications of note: an Introduction to Industrial CCS from the Global CCS Institute and a Summary of results from the UK’s CO2 storage appraisal project. Finally, the US President’s 2017 budget includes $260 million for CCS and a further $59 million for ‘crosscutting’ energy systems R&D.

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