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Friday, March 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

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Burlington House
London W1J 0BG
United Kingdom

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6th Carbon Capture London conference 
Getting ready for Phase 2 and Phase 3 

Friday, March 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

Our 6th Carbon Capture Journal forum in London on March 27 looks at the best way we can build on Phase 1 of carbon capture in the UK - (White Rose and Peterhead) to reach the point where an event increasing chunk of CO2 from burning fossil fuels in the UK can be captured and stored. 

The conference reviews different ways the UK CCS industry can be developed - perhaps with clusters or CO2 EOR - and ways that the power of investors, regulators and the market can drive the path to CCS harder. 

Speakers include 

  • George Day, head of economic strategy, Energy Technologies Institute
  • Clare Anderson, Consultant, Select, WorleyParsons
  • Luke Warren, managing director, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
  • Dr Rex Gaisford CBE, director, Red Hydrocarbon
  • Chris Littlecott, Scottish Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, 
  • Emrah Durusut, senior consultant, Element Energy
  • Tony Alderson, CCS technical lead, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Dave Robson, SSI UK (on behalf of the Teeside Collective)

You can learn about

  • How the finance / investment / banking community currently looks at carbon capture (in the light of much talk about investors being reluctant to invest in unbated fossil fuel technology)
  • The current picture for carbon capture in the UK- DECC 2.5m financing for evaluating offshore CO2 storage sites
  • Better ways to predict and manage costs of CCS projects
  • The 10 best ways to keep CCS moving in the North Sea
  • A proposal to store carbon from 4 energy intensive firms in Teeside, BOC, SSI UK, Lotte Chemical and GrowHow

 We'll also continue discussion of Red Hydrocarbon, an initiative led by Dr Rex Gaisford and supported by Carbon Capture Journal, to develop a financial instrument to channel money into carbon capture which can be driven by investors, regulators and the market, and work more effectively than ETS. You can get a preview of our colouring book here. 

We recently heard that David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have agreed "to end coal burning for power generation in the UK - unless it uses new clean-up technology," See . Let's help them keep this promise.

Registered delegates include

Achates Capital Ltd, Managing Director; Alstom Carbon Capture GmbH, Process Lead Engineer; BAM Nuttall, Process Advisor; Bond Dickinson LLP, Legal Director; BP, Business Projects Manager; Carbon Cycle, director; China-Britain Business Fusion Ltd., CEO; CmS, Legal Advisor; Dentons, Managing Associate; Environment Agency, Regulatory Specialist Combustion; EZ Energies UK Ltd, CEO; Fugro GEOS Ltd, Senior Project Manager; Hybrid Capital (Beta) Ltd, director; IHS, Senior Geologist; MAN Diesel & Turbo, Sales & Business Development Manager; Mastelloni Law Office Rome, Economic Counsel; National Grid, Regional media relations manager; Pale Blue Dot Energy, Energy Business Analyst; progressive energy, Commercial Director; Progressive Energy Limited, Project Director; Rider Hunt International,Chartered  Quantity Surveyor and Cost Engineer; SGS, Global CCS Manager; Shell U.K. Ltd., Snr. Commercial Advisor; Sophis and China Investors Club, director; Siemens plc, Head of VMM Oil & Gas; SSE Enterprise Contracting Limited, Business Development Manager; The Crown Estate, Marine Asset Planning Analyst; UKTI, Investment Advisor; WAA Limited, Managing Director; WorleyParsons, Senior Consultant

We look forward to seeing you in London on March 27th! 


9.15 Emrah Durusut, senior consultant, Element Energy
Three models for developing CCS in the UK - concentrated, balanced and CO2-EOR Watch Video - View Slides

9.35 Luke Warren, managing director, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
How R&D can contribute towards delivering cost-competitive CCS in the UK  Watch Video - View Slides 

10.05 Chris Littlecott, Policy Adviser on CCS and EU affairs, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage
A ten-point plan for catalysing action in North Sea region 
NER 400 financing, CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, CCS cluster plans, CCS cluster financing, pricing mechanisms for CO2 transport and storage,tariff incentive mechanisms, CO2 EOR in the North Sea, more research, align research with industry needs, support CCS networks and bodies Watch Video -

10.40 Break

11.20 Dave Robson, SSI UK (on behalf of the Teeside Collective)

Plan for projects’ to store carbon from energy intensive Teesside firms BOC, steelmaker SSI UK, Lotte Chemical UK and GrowHow.  Watch Video - View Slides


11.50 Rex Gaisford CBE, director, Red Hydrocarbon
Update on the Red Hydrocarbon project to create a financlal instrument to finance carbon capture, by defining Red Hydrocarbon as hydrocarbon which causes no net CO2 emissions - which can be driven by marketforces, regulation, investment, and possibly offset with CO2 storage in India Watch Video - View Slides

12.20 Panel discussion

1.00 Lunch

1.45 George Day, head of economic strategy, Energy Technologies Institute
Update on the ETI’s DECC-funded Request for Proposal  -   Strategic UK CCS Storage Appraisal
The Department for Energy and Climate Change are making 2.5m available to encourage development of CO2 storage in the North Sea. Watch Video - View Slides


2.15 Clare Anderson, Consultant, Select, WorleyParsons
 Improving CCS project management and cost estimation
- Case study - a US CCS project with natural gas

- Why good project and cost management is important in CCS projects
- Estimating how much costs might decrease as we learn how to build CCS systems 

2.45 Tony Alderson, CCS technical lead, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Getting started with industrial CCS
- Sectors have a requirement for CCS to achieve decarbonisation
- Specific challenges to industry
- Opportunities for enhanced synergies through clustering/co-locating on an industrial park.  Watch Video - View Slides 

3.15 Panel discussion

3.30 Close 


Speaker biographies

Allan Baker, Socit Gnrale

Allan Baker Managing Director, Global Head of Power Advisory and Project Finance has worked at Socit Gnrale for six years and has been involved in the power sector for more than 25 years, initially as an engineer and then in finance.

During his career he has advised on and financed projects in Europe, MENA, the US and Asia, and in sectors ranging from green-field renewable energy to the acquisition of large international power portfolios.

In recent years he has become a leading figure in the CCS area, having been instrumental in bringing the financing perspective to the policy debate based on his experience of advising on a number of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.

Allan was a member of the UK Government’s original CCS Development Forum, led the commercial section of the UK CCS Cost Reduction Task Force, whose results were published in a report in 2013, and was the author of a global CCS financing review for the Global CCS Institute (2014).

Allan is currently advising the White Rose CCS project in the UK; one of two projects selected for the FEED stage support under the GBP1bn UK CCS Commercialisation scheme and is part of the team working on development of a commercial structure for the Teesside Industrial CCS project in the UK. He has also advised Masdar on the  Abu Dhabi CCS project and on the UK Powerfuel CCS (now Don Valley).

Allan has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer

Dave Robson – Technical Development Manager SSI UK

A Chemical Engineer by background with 25 years experience in the Steel Industry predominantly in the energy and power generation area at the Teesside site. Roles have included both technical, power station management and capital development fields including development of a business plan to keep the onsite power station operational during the period of cessation of iron and steelmaking and site wide involvement during the mothball and subsequent restart periods.

Currently heading up a team looking at making strategic improvements to the site energy consumption and CO2 emissions including development of Carbon Capture & Storage to displace up to 5 mt/yr of CO2 emissions and creation of a regional industrial CCS network in conjunction with Teesside Collective.

Clare Anderson, Worley Parsons

Dr Clare Anderson has 18 years of process engineering experience in Oil and Gas Processing and Refining, Synthetic Fuels, Power Production and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Clare's experience includes project management along with process engineering design in the conceptual, front end and detailed design phases of large projects along with several years of operations support for offshore FPSOs and onshore gas plants.

Clare's recent experience is in the CCS Industry working across research, engineering and governmental departments in an effort to commercialise CCS technologies. Specific expertise is in CO2 capture technologies, heat integration and energy efficiency along with economic evaluation of power generation technologies and lifecycle assessment.