Sunday, June 14, 2015

Seminar - Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK

The seminar, Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK is subtitled "policy priorities, collaboration and long-term confidence." It will take place on Tuesday July 7th, 2015 at the Royal Aeronautical Society, No. 4 Hamilton Place, London, UK. This CDP certified event features Peter Emery, Director, Capture Power and Production Director, Drax Group; Bill Spence, Business Opportunity Manager, Peterhead Project, Shell and Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Director, Fossil Fuel Generation and Carbon Capture and Storage Policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change.

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess progress and next steps of the Government's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Commercialisation Programme as the UK seeks to move into Phase 2 of rollout.

Delegates will consider priority challenges for deploying CCS technology at a commercial level, including development of CCS in large industrial sectors, technology and engineering issues, and requirements for supply chain and transportation infrastructure.

Additional areas for discussion include investment priorities and the level of Government support in light of the £2.5 million funding to develop North Sea CO2 storage. There will also be assessment of EU support for projects including the future of the new "NER 400" innovation fund, announced in the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, which will succeed the NER 300 programme to provide funding for the development of innovative low-carbon technologies and environmentally safe CCS demonstration projects.

Further sessions will evaluate international CCS development and collaboration, as well as the future of this technology in the context of agreement of EU climate targets to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030, and as a wider international climate deal is sought.

We are delighted that Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Director, Fossil Fuel Generation and Carbon Capture and Storage Policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change; Peter Emery, Director, Capture Power and Production Director, Drax Group; Bill Spence, Business Opportunity Manager, Peterhead Project, Shell; Professor Stuart Haszeldine, Director, SCCS and Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, Edinburgh University; Ed Heartney, Counsellor, Environment, Science, Technology and Health, Embassy of the United States, London and Luke Warren, Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

John Baker, Site Senior Technologist, Lotte Chemical UK and Spokesperson, Teesside Collective; Professor Jon Gibbins, Director, UK CCS Research Centre; Andrew Green, Programme Manager, Carbon Capture & Storage, Energy Technologies Institute; William Hazell, Principal Consultant - Impact Assessment and Planning, ERM Alan James, Managing Director, Pale Blue Dot; Alex Kazaglis, Senior Analyst, Power Sector, Committee on Climate Change; Harsh Pershad, Lead Technologist - Energy (Generation and Supply), Innovate UK; Dr Adina Popa, Sector Leader, Carbon Capture and Storage, Mott MacDonald; Paul Sullivan, CCS Business Lead, National Grid and Peter Whitton, Managing Director, Progressive Energy have also agreed to speak.

Matthew Billson, Programme Director, Energy 2050, University of Sheffield and former Head of Strategy, Communications and International, Office of Carbon Capture and Storage, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Lord Redesdale, CEO, Energy Managers Association have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

To register click here.

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