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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CET

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Keeping CCS moving in the EU
International Press Centre, Brussels
February 25, 2015 

Register Now!                                                                              Tickets Eur 100

We invite you to register for our Carbon Capture Journal conference in Brussels on February 25, for an update on current attitudes to carbon capture in Brussels, and to share ideas on how to get carbon capture projects financed and moving. With speakers from Brussels, Antwerp, Warsaw, Edinburgh and London.

Tickets are available for Eur 100, register now to secure yours! 

Speakers include  

 - Jude Kirton-Darling MEP
- Ilinca Balan, Policy Officer,Renewables and CCS, European Commission DG ENERGY
- Marzena Gurgul,  Task Director, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A (formerly leader of the Belchatow CCS project)
(PPGE Mining and Conventional Power Joint Stock Company, operator of Bechatów Power Station) 
- Karen Callebaut, Technisch Manager Milieu, Port of Antwerp
- Stuart Haszeldine OBE, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh 
- Giacomo Valentini, energy and environmental policy consultant, Brussels
- Jude Kirton-Darling MEP
- Emrah Durusut, senior consultant, Element Energy
- Jelena Simjanovic, network project manager, Global CCS Institute
- Rex Gaisford, Red Hydrocarbon Project (former senior executive, Hess Oil)
- Theo Mitchell, Policy Manager, The Carbon Capture & Storage Association
- Simon Bennett, energy analyst, International Energy Agency
- Joop Oude Lohuis, client director, Ecofys 

Delegates registered include Antwerp Port Authority, Manager investments, oil and chemical; Lafarge Services Groupe, Process Innovation Projects Director; Maasvlakte CCS Project CV, Director Project Office & Government; Office of Flemish Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois, Deputy chief of Cabinet and economic advisor; The Crown Estate, Senior Development Manager (CCS & Gas Storage); Policy advisor to Ian Duncan MEP


9.10 Welcome and safety brief - Karl Jeffery, publisher, Carbon Capture Journal 

9.15  Opening address: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP
Jude Kirton-Darling is MEP for North East England She was elected confederal secretary at the European TUC in 2011. See full biography below Watch Video 

9.35 Ilinca Balan, Policy Officer,Renewables and CCS, European Commission DG ENERGY
- What the EU is doing to accelerate the development of CCS Watch Video 

10.00 Marzena Gurgul, Task Director, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A (formerly leader of the Belchatow CCS project)
Useful lessons learned with the Bechatów CCS Project View slides - Watch Video

10.25 Stuart Haszeldine OBE, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh
A CCS future for Europe: a ten-point plan for catalysing action in North Sea region - Watch Video

10.50 Break

11.20 Karen Callebaut, Technical Manager, Environmental Department, Antwerp Port Authority
Towards a Low Carbon Industry in the Port of Antwerp:  the role of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
- Visions and strategy for future CCS in Antwerp
- Initiatives: current CCS projects in Antwerp View slides - Watch Video 


11.45 Giacomo Valentini, energy and environmental policy consultant, Brussels
- Why 
CCS is not popular in Brussels and how to fix it View slides - Watch Video

12.10 Joop Oude Lohuis, client director, ECOFYS
CCS implementation plan for the Netherlands
- Process of establishing a CCS Roadmap for the Netherlands
· Status update on Dutch vision on the role of CCS
· Understanding the role of government and industry in steps forward for CCS
· Defining the critical next steps for CCS in the Netherlands View slides - Watch Video

12.35 Discussion

1.00 Lunch

1.45 - Theo Mitchell, Policy ManagerThe Carbon Capture & Storage Association
The industry perspective on what policies are needed to drive forward CCS in Europe
- On-going developments with regards to the EU 2030 Framework, Energy Union, EU ETS and the CCS Directive  Watch Video   


2.10 -  Emrah Durusut, senior consultant, Element Energy 
Different phases of CCS development to 2030 in the North Sea
-What possible lessons can Europe learn from the global CCS industry
-Potential pathways for CCS development in the North Sea
-Key requirements for CCS roll-out View slides - Watch Video

2.35 - Jelena Simjanovic, network project manager, Global CCS Institute
EU CCS Project development to date - lessons learned 

3.00 Break

3.30 Rex Gaisford, Red Hydrocarbon project (former senior executive, Hess Oil) 

- - Launch of Red Hydrocarbon - can we set up a market for 'red hydrocarbons' defined as carbon which causes no net CO2 emission to the atmosphere? View slides - Watch Video

3.55 Simon Bennett, energy analyst, International Energy Agency
CCS – Renewing the vision
- Global update, lessons and success stories 
- reflection on the situation in Europe View slides - Watch Video 

4.20 Discussion

5.00 Close 



Speaker biographies

Jude Kirton-Darling

Jude Kirton-Darling grew up in Middlesbrough, and was elected as a new Labour MEP for North East England at the May 2014 European Elections.

After 15 years working within the Labour and trade union movement, including leading Europe’s steelworkers unions in negotiations with employers and the European institutions, Jude was elected Confederal Secretary at the European TUC (trade Union Congress) in 2011. Within the ETUC, she directed European trade union work in the areas of international trade, energy, industrial policy, environment and health and safety

Jude currently sits on the EP's International Trade (INTA) and Petitions (PETI) committees, and is a substitute member of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee.

Karen Callebaut

Karen Callebaut is Technical Manager at the Environmental Department of the Antwerp Port Authority. She is responsible for energy and climate projects, including sustainable development of port areas. She holds more than 10 years of experience in environmental project management. Before joining the Antwerp Port Authority she worked in consultancy, focusing on various topics amongst which climate change, environmental risk assessment and environmental standards. Karen graduated as Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering - Environmental Technology (University of Ghent, Belgium).


Joop Oude Lohuis, Client Director Ecofys

Joop Oude Lohuis started his career at Gasunie, a major trader and gastransport company in the Netherlands. In the mid-eighties natural gas wasseen as the clean and safe alternative for coal and nuclear. After working forthe University Institute on Chemical Technology for one year, he joined theMinistry of Environment where he stayed for the next 6 years. In this periodsome major steps in national and EU climate policy were prepared andimplemented, e.g. taxation on carbon and energy content for gas andelectricity and long term agreements with industry. Another period with theenergy industry followed where the energy market was liberalised andprivatised. From 2000-2010 he joined the Netherlands EnvironmentalAssessment Agency where he extended his working area to global evaluation of sustainability. As aclient director in Ecofys he is responsible for all assignments that are carried out in the area of energyand carbon efficiency; including carbon capture and storage.