Our daily carbon industry brief for November, 24, 2021 features Southwest Airlines’ support of climate research, Shell’s interest in Singapore and a carbon sequestration project in Scotland.
Southwest Airlines to contribute $10M to Yale University’s climate initiatives
The airline has announced it will be investing $10 million in Yale University’s Center for Natural Carbon Capture to support its research of new technology and solutions aimed at curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The funds will also go towards the Yale School of the Environment to support its educational efforts and research in the realm of sustainability, policy, strategy and economics with a special focus on the aviation sector and ways to reduce its carbon footprint.
Shell considers joining Singapore’s carbon capture efforts
The oil and gas giant Shell (RDS.A:NYSE) revealed its intentions to explore carbon capture and storage (CCS) and biofuels opportunities in Singapore shortly after the city-state’s announced target of capturing 2 million metric tons of CO2 from the energy and chemicals sector on Jurong Island.
In addition, Shell plans to build its first-ever pyrolysis oil upgrader unit, set to become the largest in Asia.
Shell tasks Nigerian academia with developing low-carbon technologies
Concerned by the impact of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions on the climate, oil major Shell has asked academia and graduates in Nigeria to develop low-carbon technologies that would help advance the country’s energy transition.
Argyll and Bute receives £260,000 funding for carbon capture research
Scotland’s Argyll and Bute Council has secured over £260,000 ($347,178) for the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) project designed to explore the local carbon sequestration potential and quantify its commercial opportunities.