Carbon Capture Journal

Sponsors and supporters include:
Clyde Union Pumps




Event producer:
karl jeffery, publisher
Carbon Capture Journal Ltd 
44-208 150 5292 

Sponsorship enquiries:
John Finder,
advertising and sponsorship manager,
Carbon Capture Journal
Tel 44 7709 352 051 



Tuesday March 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM GMT

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Geological Society 
Burlington House
London W1J 0BG
United Kingdom

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Reducing the cost of carbon capture and storage
Conference in London on March 26th, 2013

Videos and slides available for download - see links below
  • Philippe Micone, global sales manager, Cansolv, with an update on the   SaskPower Boundary Dam Project 

  • Harsh Pershad, energy consultant, Element Energy  - latest developments with carbon capture
    view video   view slides 
  • Gernot Schneider, director marketing and sales, Carbon Capture Sequestration, Siemens - on technical challenges and cost reduction potential for post-combustion carbon capture view slides
  • Prateek Bumb, CTO, Carbon Clean Solutions, on developing new CO2 capture solvents view slides
  • Basia Kielska, Business Development manager, ClydeUnion Pumps, on developments with centrifugal pump design request slides
  • Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud, Associate Programme Director, MSc in Carbon Capture & Storage, The University of Edinburgh, on reducing the cost of absorber columns, DECC sponsored research  view slides view video
  • Lord Oxburgh,   honorary president of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, and former chairman of Shell - where we are with carbon capture View video  

    Panel discussion - how do we get people talking more about carbon capture and how has carbon capture developed over the past year - view video 

Our Carbon Capture Journal conference in London on March 26th reviewed the latest developments in the industry to try to work out ways to reduce costs - and provided an update on latest industry developments. 



9.10 - Chairman's introduction - Karl Jeffery, publisher, Carbon Capture Journal

Harsh Pershad

9.15 - Latest developments on the carbon capture and storage industry
Harsh Pershad, energy consultant, Element Energy 
- Developing large scale CO2 transport and storage infrastructure for the UK
- CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery in the North Sea - who really benefits?
- The costs for CO2 capture from existing UK industry 


Gernot Schneider, Siemens
9.45 Technical challenges and cost reduction potential for post-combustion carbon capture
Gernot Schneider, director marketing and sales, Carbon Capture Sequestration, Siemens 
 view slides

10.15 Lowering the cost of electricity generation with CCS:
Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud, Associate Programme Director, MSc in Carbon Capture & Storage, The University of Edinburgh
- Value and options to future proof CCS power plants to incorporate technology improvements
- DECC supported research on absorber columns, by Costain and the University of Edinburgh 

10.30 Break

11.00 Update with SaskPower Boundary Dam Project
Philippe Micone, global sales manager, Cansolv
The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project is a $1.4 billion project to retrofit the coal-fired unit 3 with carbon capture and an enhanced oil recovery system. The project when complete is expected to result in 1 million tonnes/year reduction in CO2 emissions. It will also reduce the output of Unit 3 from 139 MW to 110 MW. The project anticipates completion in 2015. The Canadian federal government paid $240 million towards the project. (Source - Wikipedia)

11.30 Developing new CO2 capture solvents
Prateek Bumb, director, Carbon Clean Solutions

Basia Kielska
11.45 The importance of high integrity centrifugal pump design for a proper functioning and efficient CO2 capture and transfer process
Basia Kielska, Business Development manager, ClydeUnion Pumps, an SPX Brand.
- Challenges with pumping liquid CO2 - why every aspect of a pumping system for liquid CO2 needs to be specially designed
- Suction conditions are sensitive to temperature, due to CO2 phase changes at different temperatures -
- Additional risks include sealing, recirculation protection, surging 

12.10 Where we are with carbon capture - Lord Oxburgh,   honorary president of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, and former chairman of Shell
View video 

12.15 Panel discussion - what is the easiest way to reduce the cost of carbon capture?


1.00 Buffet Lunch (free for all attendees)


This is our second Carbon Capture Journal conference in London, you can view presentations and videos from our first event in London here


About Harsh Pershad:

Harsh has 10 years experience in energy, with 7 years in low carbon energy technology consultancy. Harsh leads Element Energy’s CCS activities. He has led CCS analysis for the Energy Technologies Institute, Committee on Climate Change, DECC, oil and gas companies, several regional CCS partnerships, IEA, the Governments of North Sea Basin Task Force. His work has examined the techno-economics of CO2 capture technologies, CO2 transport networks onshore and offshore, and the infrastructure, costs and taxation for a range of storage/ enhanced oil recovery configurations. Prior to joining Element Energy, Harsh was a Fulbright Scholar in the University of California at Berkeley and also carried out post-doctoral research in Cambridge. Harsh holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Imperial College, London. He is carrying out a part-time Executive MBA with Imperial College Business School



Delegates registered (as of Feb 25  2013) include:

Alfa Laval, Sales Manager; CCSTLM, Head of commercial consulting; Ceradon Ltd, MD; Citadel Energy Resources Ltd, CEO; Committee on Climate Change, Senior Analyst; Cranfield University, Chemical Looping - Researcher PhD; Dept of Appl Chem & Chem Engg., Dhaka University, Professor & In-Charge Science Workshop; Dresser-Rand, Director Business Development; ExxonMobil, Issues Adviser; Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, Reading, UK, Senior Process Engineer; Gassco, Mat Eng; Geoscience Consultant, Geoscience Consultant; groundwater solutions, consultant; HATS Ltd, Managing Director; IEELS and EcoKraft, President and Director, Renewable Energy; Irbaris, Principal Consultant; Jacobs, Senior Consultant; Jahrna Limited, Process Consultant; Kjeoy Research & Education Center, Geochemist, Director R&D; MACAW Engineerig Ltd, Technical Sales Manager; MAN Diesel & Turbo, Sales and Business Development Manager; MITSUI EUROPE, AGM; National Measurement Office, Programme Supervisor; Nottingham Centre for CCS/British Geological Surve, Business Development Manager; NTPC LTD, Additional General Manager, Corporate Environment; PGS, VP Technical Marketing; Senergy, Region Manager; Technip E&C limited, Business Development Manager; Technip SA, Director Technology; The Crown Estate, Programme Manager CCS and Gas Storage; Thermal Hazard Technology, Sales Director; Timmins CCS Ltd, Consultant; Venture Risk Ltd., Senior Risk Advisor





About our sponsors:
Clyde Union Pumps

ClydeUnion Pumps is a world leading engineered pumping solutions specialist who provides expertise across the most demanding environments.  ClydeUnion Pumps incorporates a rich heritage of brands including Weir Pumps, Union Pump and S&N Pumps. In Dec. 2011, ClydeUnion Pumps became part of the Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader, SPX Corporation who provide highly-specialised, engineered products and technologies for the power, oil & gas, industrial and food and beverage markets.