Lively discussions, photo booths and speed dating... an update from the European CCS Forum

Kirsty Anderson
Insights

Lively discussions, photo booths and speed dating... an update from the European CCS Forum

The Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute hosted its annual Members Meeting and CCS Forum for European Members on 24/25 September 2015 at the Glasgow Science Centre. Institute staff from the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) office attended the meeting along with a large number of the Institute's European Members. The CCS Forum was open to the public and well attended. In the following Insight the Institute's Principal Manager - Public Engagement, Kirsty Anderson provides an overview of some of the key topics discussed and links to presentations.

The Glasgow Science Centre played host to the Global CCS Institute's European CCS Forum and 2015 annual Members Meeting on 24/25 September.
The Glasgow Science Centre played host to the Global CCS Institute's European CCS Forum and 2015 annual Members Meeting on 24/25 September.

An impressive turnout of European and International stakeholders joined the Institute’s EMEA team at the Glasgow Science Centre in September for the European CCS Forum and EMEA Members’ Meeting.

The Forum was kick-started by a selection of world-class international speakers covering a variety of context-setting topics such as CCS financing and energy economics, the global climate negotiations and their impact on CCS, and the status of CCS from an industrial, environmental and public interest perspective.

Richard Vector, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist from the World Bank, addresses the Forum on financing CCS in developing countries
Richard Zechter, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist from the World Bank, addresses the Forum on financing CCS in developing countries.

The afternoon focused on a local case study with presentations from the UK and Scottish Governments, and a novel ‘Knowledge Share Speed Dating’ session with the UK’s three most advanced CCS projects.

Members and Invited Guests took advantage of unprecedented access to share knowledge from the UK's three most advanced CCS projects.
Members and Invited Guests took advantage of unprecedented access to share knowledge from the UK's three most advanced CCS projects.

The Forum concluded with a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office supported panel discussion amongst leading figures in the applied research community and chaired by Tim Wiwchar of the Canadian Quest Project.

In between sessions delegates were encouraged to network, participate and learn more about a variety of public engagement activities currently being undertaken by the Global CCS Institute.

European CCS Forum delegates getting directly involved in the Institute's public engagement activities
European CCS Forum delegates getting directly involved in the Institute's public engagement activities.

The EMEA Members’ Meeting and Networking Breakfast (Member login details required) provided a great opportunity to meet together as a less formal group and share experiences, opportunities and challenges with other Institute Members and Associates.

The Institute’s EMEA team would like to thank all Institute Members, Associates and other invited guests for their turnout and excellent participation throughout the two days in Glasgow.

See the agenda to download selected PDF presentations from the Forum.

European CCS Forum Agenda

Date: Thursday 24 September 2015 
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK G51 1EA

TIME

ITEM

9:00

Registration
 

10:00

Welcome and introduction
Andrew Purvis, Global CCS Institute, General Manager EMEA

10:15

Setting the scene

Keynote - Financing CCS in Developing Countries
Richard Zechter, World Bank, Lead Carbon Finance Specialist

Richard sets the scene for a discussion around one of the most frequently cited stumbling blocks of most CCS projects in both developed and developing countries – finance.

10:35

Setting the scene

Keynote - CCS and the Global Climate Agenda
Joan MacNaughton, World Energy Council, Executive Chair of World Energy Trilemma

Joan sets the scene with an overview of the current major international climate negotiations, explaining the key components influencing the case for sustainable energy investment, and considering the role of CCS in the global climate agenda.

10:55

Taking the temperature

 Keynote - CCS and the Economy 
Juho Lipponen, International Energy Agency, Head of CCS Unit

Juho presents on the perspectives represented in the IEA’s recent Special Report on Energy and Climate Change and wider CCS economic analysis.

11:15

Morning tea

11:35

Taking the temperature

 Keynote - CCS and the public interest 
Chris Littlecott, E3G, Programme Leader (Fossil Fuel Transition and CCS)

Chris discusses current environmental perspectives on CCS and highlights the key findings and policy directions recommended in E3G’s new report on the future of CCS in Europe and the UK.

11:55

Taking the temperature

 Keynote - Industry 
Tore Amundsen, Gassnova, Chief Executive Officer
Delivered on the day by Anne Margrete Blaker.

Anne Margrete Blaker presents a view of the current and future developments in CCS from an industrial perspective.

 Keynote - Industry 
Bill Spence, Shell, Business Opportunity Manager, Peterhead CCS Project

Bill provides an overview of Shell’s global CCS programme and consider the role of the technology in the future of the oil and gas industry.

12:25

Panel discussion
Chair: Chris Davies, Former Member of the European Parliament

All morning speakers join Chris to create a panel for observations, reflections and questions from the floor.

13:00

Lunch

Walk the Geological Journeyor feed your inner-scientist with a visit to the Science Centre exhibition floors.

14:00

 Special feature: UK Case Study 
Amy Clemitshaw, Deputy Director of the Office of Carbon Capture and Storage from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change presents on the various components that make up the UK CCS Commercialisation Programme, crucial to establishing the UK as a leading area of CCS development in Europe.

14:15

Questions and answers

 

S1: 14.30

S2: 15.05

S3: 15.40

Knowledge share speed dating

 Peterhead CCS Project 

 White Rose CCS Project 

 The Teesside Collective Industrial CCS Project 

Delegates attend a 35 minute long small group session with expert representatives from each of the UK FEED Projects (White Rose and Peterhead) and the recently launched Teesside Collective Project.

16:15

Why is CCS important to Scotland?
Stuart McKay, Scottish Government, Fossil Fuels and CCS Policy

Stuart presents the Scottish Government’s interest in CCS deployment, touching on recent project and research developments and opportunities.

16:25

Foreign and Commonwealth Office supported panel discussion with the applied research community
Chair: Tim Wiwchar, Shell Quest Project, Project Manager

Tim chairs a lively discussion around the importance of applied research and knowledge sharing to improve stakeholder acceptance on issues such as safety, cost and building trust. The Panel features senior representatives from  Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) Scottish CCS (SCCS), UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC), and Process Systems Enterprise (PSE).

16:55

Questions

17:10

Forum summary
Andrew Purvis, Global CCS Institute, General Manager EMEA

17:15

Close - networking and drinks reception