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Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

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Burlington House
London W1J 0BG
United Kingdom

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Keeping the momentum in CCS
Investors' perspective - Captain Clean Energy Project
Extending the concept - CCS from steelworks, CCS networks, EOR, biomass gasification + CCS 

Tuesday March 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

Carbon capture and storage is fast becoming a fully fledged industry in the UK - with the FEED funding for White Rose, other UK projects at advanced stages, and growing discussion about expanding the concept to include EOR, biomass gasification and synthetic methane.

The investment proposition is fast improving - due to efforts to reduce risk of new technology, EU and UK policy effort to improve and reduce risk in the investment case, and also a growing realisation that CO2 can have a value.

Our 4th Carbon Capture Journal conference on March 25th gives you an opportunity to get up to speed with developments, join the discussion, and update your understanding of where opportunities for your business might lie.

By attending you can learn:

  • How CCS currently looks from a banking / finance perspective, from Société Générale's head of power advisory and project finance
  • Arguments about carbon subsidy (or adding carbon capture cost to electricity price) vs carbon pricing
  • How the Captain Clean Energy project in Grangemouth is progressing
  • The latest on the Teesside Industrial CCS project, from the technical development manager - energy optimisation of Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK
  • How viable CO2 + EOR currently looks - using carbon dioxide from power stations in NE England to improve oil recovery
  • The business case for gasifying biomass - using carbon capture - and making synthetic gas
  • The business case for mineralising CO2 from flue gas (turning carbon dioxide into stone).

Register now to reserve your place! 


Chair: Judith Shapiro, policy and communications manager, Carbon Capture and Storage Association

9.15 - Judith Shapiro, policy and communications manager, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Overview to recent developments with CCS in the UK Watch the video

Section: financial  

9.30 How CCS currently looks from a banking / finance perspective - and how to make it better
Allan Baker, Managing Director - Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance, Société Générale S.A

10.00 An idea for financing CCS (+wind + solar): why subsidy (or adding the costs to the electricity price) is a better system than carbon pricing

Dr Rex Gaisford CBE, Director, RCM Consulting Ltd (formerly CEO of Regal Petroleum, Exec VP Hess Corporation)
- Why direct subsidy for CCS / wind / solar projects, either from the government or in the form of higher prices, could be a more efficient way to raise money than carbon price / carbon tax View the slidesWatch the video 

10.20 Break

Section: projects

10.50 Update on the Captain Clean Energy Project [Grangemouth]
Sam Gomersall, Director Commercial Portfolio Development, CO2 DeepStore View the slides - Watch the video

11.20 Update on the Teesside Industrial CCS project
Dave Robson, Technical Development Manager - Energy Optimisation at SSI UK (Sahaviriya Steel Industries) View the slides - Watch the video 


11.50 Understanding the CO2 + EOR equation
Emrah Durusut, senior consultant, Element Energy
Foaad Tahir, senior consultant, Element Energy
Possible tax incentives - how can we kick-start CO2-EOR?
- Managing multiple variables - Oil price, CO2 transfer price, FiT CfD and possible EOR incentives
- Potential scenarios - Offshore networks with CO2-EOR and other storage sites View the slides - Watch the video

12.20 Panel discussion for all morning speakers -

12.45 Lunch

1.20 Making CCS profitable using large scale bio synthetic natural gas
Tony Day, carbon capture consultant
- Estimates on capital costs for gasification + CCS
- Using waste means negative cost fuel (people pay you to take it)
- Ability to convert hydrogen output to methane, perhaps the best form of energy storage
- CO2 output is already at high pressure, so does not need extra compression before storage View the slides - Watch the video

1.50 Decarbonising flue gas using mineralisation – experience with full commercial projects in the marine sector
Michael Priestnall, CEO, Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd
-          Commercial projects stripping CO2 and SOx from marine flue gases using magnesium hydroxide
-          Can it be scaled up to run on a full scale coal power plant
-          How the costs compare with other CO2 separation technologies View the slides - Watch the video

2.20 Discussion


Event history: we previously ran Carbon Capture Journal events in London on Nov 19 2013, Mar 26 2013, and Oct 8, 2012  . See the attendee list for the Nov 19 2013 event