Carbon Capture Journal


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karl jeffery, publisher

Carbon Capture Journal Ltd 
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Supported by

Crown Estate



Monday October 8, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM BST

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Geological Society 
Burlington House
London W1J 0BG
United Kingdom

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Getting carbon capture moving faster
Conference in London on Monday October 8th, 2012

On our free October 8 London conference,  "getting carbon capture moving faster," discussed whether the industry is developing at a satisfactory pace bearing in mind the challenges involved, and look at possible ways to accelerate the industry's growth. View videos and presentations by following the links in the agenda.  


Chaired by: Stuart Haszeldine, professor of carbon capture and storage, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh 


9.00am onwards - coffee 

9.30 Chairman's introduction - Stuart Haszeldine, professor of carbon capture and storage, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

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Vegar Stokset
9.30 Vegar Stokset, head of communications, CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad

How we got Mongstad running as the world's largest and most advanced laboratory for testing carbon capture technologies and what we aim to achieve.
What can the UK learn from the Norwegians? 

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Chris Satterley

10.05 Dr Chris Satterley, Technical Consultant, EON Newbuild and Technology Ltd

Overcoming environmental challenges to the implementation of post-combustion CCS - reducing emissions of process solvent or degradation products

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10.40 Break

Dr Ward Goldthorpe Crown Estate

11.30 Dr Ward Goldthorpe, Programme Manager, CCS & Gas Storage, Crown Estate
Development of an offshore CO2 storage industry (see below for abstract)

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james watt 
12.05 James Watt, technical manager, AMEC
Overcoming CO2 transportation infrastructure deployment challenges - pipeline network or single source?
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12.40 Panel discussion - view video

1.00 Lunch and close  

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Talk outlines and biographies:

Dr Ward Goldthorpe, Crown Estate

 Dr Ward Goldthorpe Crown Estate   Crown Estate

Development of an Offshore Storage Industry

The Crown Estate is owner of the CO2 storage rights on the UK continental shelf.  The presentation will explore pathways and mechanisms for facilitating the development of an offshore CO2 storage sector beyond the governmentís current delivery programme.  This will include removing barriers to exploration and accessing sites, addressing gaps in regulation and identifying possible interventions to shape a market for storage services.

The Crown Estate  manages a hugely diverse £8 billion property portfolio across the UK. Guided by our core values of commercialism, integrity and stewardship, our role is to manage and enhance the value of our assets and to return any surplus to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation. Over the last ten years The Crown Estate has paid a total of £2 billion to the Treasury. The energy & infrastructure portfolio within The Crown Estate performs a unique and exciting role around the UKís coastline and beyond, supporting and facilitating the deployment of low carbon and renewable energy projects along with managing minerals and aggregates resources, and leasing the seabed for infrastructure such as pipelines and cables.

Dr Chris Satterley, Technical Consultant, EON Newbuild and Technology Ltd

- Reducing secondary emissions, including process solvent and degradation products, to air in post combustion capture
- How incomplete knowledge about secondary emissions to air can lead to project delays
- E.ON's work to improve understanding of secondary emissions to air

James Watt, technical manager CCS and renewable energy, AMEC

The deployment of CCS in the UK will require significant transportation infrastructure. This presentation provides an overview of issues affecting deployment, key lessons learned and presents potential deployment scenarios for the UK. One of the core issues is cost and the relationship between single source pipelines and networks will be examined as well as the costs associated with transport solutions.

James is the technical manager CCS and Renewable Energy for AMEC. In this role, James provides engineering management and consultancy on a number of projects in all renewable energy fields particularly in Carbon Capture and Storage, including capture and transportation projects. He also supports the CCSA and EI on the technical challenges of CCS. James is the author of CCS infrastructure studies for the Mersey & Dee basin, Teesside, Scotland and Humber and was the lead engineer on a large scale CCS transportation FEED study.  James supports the Masters degrees in CCS at the University of Edinburgh and is also chairman of the Energy Industries Councilís CO2 Forum.



In our survey of Carbon Capture Journal readers in the UK as part of the planning of this event, we found that:

  • 89 per cent are not satisfied with the pace of progress of CCS in the UK
  • 55 per cent think that the UK's carbon capture competition will not make a massive contribution to getting the carbon capture industry moving
  • 48 per cent think that CO2 + EOR does not satisfy the carbon abatement requirement of CCS70 per cent think that revenues from EOR and get the CCS industry moving
  • 36 per cent think that CCS offers good opportunities for private equity investors
  • 82 per cent think that once the first CCS project is running in the UK, the rest will get easier

Ideas for getting CCS moving faster in the UK included: setting up the central North Sea CO2 storage hub; investment in lower costs CCS technologies; public education; EC lobbying for a more effective emissions trading scheme; getting a final investment decision on a project made; power companies seeing CCS as part of a portfolio of different types of power capacity; a EU wide program funded by all EU governments rather than oil companies; government assuming responsibility for leaks after a certain period; increasing carbon price; backing from Green Investment Bank; providing guaranteed return on capital.