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Carbon Capture and Storage Events

Posted by on Friday, 1 April, 2011
The Second International Forum on Transportation of Co2 by Pipeline:

The Second International Forum on Transportation of Co2 by pipeline (22 – 23 June 2011) is organized by Tiratsoo Technical and Clarion in Newcastle, UK.

This international forum will come at the issues from these six technical perspectives:

  • State of the Art
  • Economics
  • Materials
  • Regulations and Risk Assessment
  • Hydraulic Modelling
  • Operations and Maintenance

Organising Committee:

Professor Martin Downie, Newcastle University

Dr Julia Race, Newcastle University

Patricia Seevam, BP

John Tiratsoo, Tiratsoo Technical

For registration https://www.clarion.org/CO2/CO2_jun11/registration.php

 

Carbon management for power plants 2011:

Carbon Management Power Plants 2011 (June 28-29, San Francisco, USA) will bring together SVPs, VPs and Directors from leading power plant operators around the world to address regulatory uncertainty around carbon emissions and explain how to apply newly commercialized technologies including CCS technologies.

Leading utility companies at the event will be providing the following solutions:

Regulation Focus: Hear how EPA regulation on current and future regulatory framework in the US and the rest of the world specific to carbon emissions for power plants and understand what the risk will be for companies who do not comply

Partnership Opportunities: Identifying opportunities for power plant operators and other companies to form partnerships in making the initial investment in carbon reduction technologies and understand the risks involved if operators fail to meet forthcoming regulation

Carbon Capture Technologies: Hear case studies evaluating cutting edge technologies in real life power plants and using this information to determine the commercial viability of using CCS to comply with regulatory demands and provide a realistic projection of when these technologies will be commercially viable

IGCC Technologies: Understanding the latest IGCC technologies and the associated costs to determine a timeframe for commercialization and their ability to meet carbon emission standards

Oxy – Combustion Technologies: Presenting the most up-to-date findings on oxy-combustion technologies to determine if it is technically feasible and cost competitive

Storage Technologies: Assessing the technical feasibility of storing carbon underground and the safety issues and pending liabilities surrounding it

Underground Coal Gasification: Evaluating UCG in combination with CCS to determine how effective it is to meet carbon emissions from power plants

Retrofitting Coal Based Power Plants: Assessing the cost drivers of implementing technology in an existing coal plant and examining the potential scale up and associated costs

Energy Efficiency in Power Plants: Hear case studies on how operation, maintenance and design of a power plant can impact energy efficiency

Carbon Offsets and Status of Carbon markets in US: Evaluating opportunities and strategies in the carbon offset market and understanding the current status of carbon markets in the US

Carbon Monitoring & Accounting: Develop best practice strategies for accounting and reporting carbon accurately to ensure compliance with regulation

http://www.carbon-management-power-plants.com/

 

Carbon Capture and Storage – The Leading Edge:

The 2 – day seminar carbon capture and storage – the leading edge is organized by Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London on 19 – 20 October 2011. This seminar will present on the leading edge of carbon capture technology. Key industry leaders will cover the latest position and the implications across the regulatory, financial and process technology spectra.

The following areas will be covered:

  • The Implications of the Electricity Market Reform on CCS projects
  • An update on the legal issues surrounding the developing market
  • Have the latest EU & UK Government decisions been more encouraging to CCS
  • CCS is not just an energy process it is also a means of industrial capture of CO2 (carbon recycling)
  • How do the various energy production platforms deliver on energy security and  environmental friendliness
  • How good design can make CCS as safe as any other process option
  • The properties of CO2, by-products such as amines and contaminants
  • The EU competition
  • An update for the leading edge projects across the globe
  • FEED Case Studies, especially related to capture technologies

To register: http://events.imeche.org/EventView.aspx?code=S1606

 


CCS sessions at World Future Energy Summit 2011

Posted by on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011

The World Future Energy Summit 2011 was held in Abu Dhabi from 17th – 20th January. The summit brought together world leaders, policy makers, industrialists from across the globe to discuss and deliberate on the climate change challenges faced by the world and find practical solution to address these problems.  The four day session had 2 sessions exclusively focused on CCS.

The topic of the first session was “CCS: From pilot to implementation-sharing the knowledge”. This session was chaired by the CEO of carbon capture and storage association, United Kingdom. With CCS being increasingly adopted, the session explored the different ways of deploying CCS technology in a commercially viable manner and the lessons to be learned from the mistakes made in the pilot/demonstration phase. There was consensus among the panelists that technology was extensively available for capturing CO2 from natural gas fields and injecting it underground for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).  The cost for implementing this technology is high and for the business model to be viable, the CCS technology has to be clubbed with EOR to scale up to industrial scale. Walid Fayed of Booz & Company highlighted the potential to offset the CCS implementation costs completely if it is combined with EOR. The CO2-EOR strategy advisor of UAE said assuming a recovery rate of 7% from EOR operations, UAE oil reserves will increase by 6 billion barrels and the whole of Middle East region by 46 billion barrels.

The second session was on “Kick starting a CCS future – Overcoming the regulatory and financial barriers”. The focus of this session was on identifying various barriers to the implementation of CCS and the efforts to be taken by financiers, policy makers, and industrialists in bridging this gap. Some of the barriers identified by the panelists are: Safety of storing it underground as CCS is still unproven, risky and expensive, Whether the technology can be scaled up and used on power plants, fear of decrease in investment in renewable energy sectors, financial incentives are mostly transitional, legal and regulatory frameworks are absent in most of the countries and public awareness & acceptance is limited. The panelists considered CCS as a “game changer” given its potential to generate additional revenues under CDM along with EOR.