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2024 spotlight: CCUS (Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage)

In 2023, The CCUS work programme addressed technical challenges to ensure the safe deployment of the technology, including re-purposing of existing infrastructure, carrying out major hazard analysis, and developing standards and good practices in plant design and operations for onshore and offshore CCUS installations and facilities.

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2023 spotlight: CCUS (Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage)

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SafetyOn 2023 Incident data report

06/2024

This report presents the analysis of the quarterly data submitted by members who recorded incidents during 2023 and serves to highlight key risk areas that can inform SafetyOn’s future work programme.

The report has been produced through collaboration across SafetyOn members gathering and sharing incident data to build a picture of performance, risk and trends across the onshore wind industry.

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Research report: Understanding stakeholder needs and integration challenges across the hydrogen value-chain

06/2024

This report covers the range of stakeholders involved in the entire low-carbon hydrogen value chain, their relationships, needs, integration issues, and challenges. The increase in developmental activities in the entire low-carbon hydrogen value chain has led to a growing number of stakeholders with diverse interests, making understanding their roles crucial for the advancement of the hydrogen economy.

This study presents insights into stakeholders based on literature review and engagement in various projects across the hydrogen value chain, including production, transportation/distribution, storage, and utilisation. Projects range from hydrogen clusters to standalone production and storage initiatives, as well as natural gas pipeline re-purposing.

About 55 stakeholder categories were identified and grouped into three Tiers based on their level of impact:

  • Tier 1: Stakeholders crucial for any hydrogen development project to proceed, including government at all levels and regulatory bodies.
  • Tier 2: Stakeholders whose engagement ensures the development of safe and reliable hydrogen facilities, such as technology licensors, engineering consultants, and utility suppliers.
  • Tier 3: Relevant stakeholders whose engagement may not be critical but could contribute to the project's success, including lobby groups, NGOs, etc.

This research report highlights the importance of understanding stakeholders for guiding the development and integration of the hydrogen economy, crucial for successful implementation of hydrogen projects towards a sustainable future.

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Review of available tools and methodologies to calculate CO2 emissions of soil and groundwater management activities

06/2024

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a legal requirement and a corporate objective for many organisations globally. In 2018, the construction sector, including land remediation, was responsible for 39% of global energy and process-related CO2 emissions, as estimated by the International Energy Agency (IEA). To effectively reduce these emissions, robust estimates, particularly for soil and groundwater management, are crucial. These estimates help manage emissions from site investigations, remediation operations, waste management, travel, and laboratory analyses.

This report reviews available tools and methodologies for calculating CO2 emissions from soil and groundwater remediation activities, identifying gaps in current knowledge emissions and providing methods and tools for achieving CO2 emission reductions. It emphasises the need for accurate CO2 emission estimates in soil and groundwater management to facilitate effective GHG emission reductions. The document is aimed at multiple readers, including energy site operators, environmental consultants, site investigation and remediation contractors, analytical laboratories, local authority staff, environmental regulators, and potentially others.

None of the reviewed GHG emission calculators consider all the remediation technologies listed in the land contamination risk management (LCRM) and most could not easily be modified to use UK data or to add new remediation techniques. In response, and following on from this report, Phase 2 aims to develop a user-friendly and editable tool for estimating the carbon footprint of soil and groundwater remediation within the Environment Agency’s Land Contamination Risk Management (LCRM) framework. The tool is envisaged to support the appraisal stage of LCRM, particularly at stage two, by offering an estimate of the carbon footprint associated with remediation activities. The tool is currently under development and is expected to be launched in November 2024.

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Record 7.5 million hours worked in UK onshore wind industry last year

26/06/2024

SafetyOn, the health and safety organisation for the onshore wind industry, has today released their 2023 Incident Data report, highlighting a year of growth for the UK onshore wind industry.

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Wind Turbine Safety Rules - Refresher Course

Wind Turbine Safety Rules - Refresher Course.
This 1-day live online course provides high quality refresher training and information to Approved Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR) Core Trainers in order for them to maintain their status as an Approved Trainer.

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EI Technical + Innovation key work areas

EI Technical + Innovation’s work can be divided into three overlapping themes, developed through member collaboration, dialogue with regulators, academia and wider stakeholders. Click each theme to discover last year’s highlights and this year’s activities.

The energy transition

Carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS)

Hydrogen

Offshore wind

Onshore wind

Power systems

Health, safety and environment

Asset integrity and life extension

Environment and sustainability

Health

Human and organisational factors

Process safety

Fuel quality and management

Aviation fuel handling

Correlation schemes

Crude oil voyage loss benchmarking

Fuel distribution

Hydrocarbon management

Test methods standardisation

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