10th APGTF Workshop: CARBON ABATEMENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR FOSSIL FUELS: Carbon Capture and Storage – 'What is being done and what needs to be done?'
Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London | 16th March 2010
The Secretary of State in the UK’s Low Carbon Transition Plan (2009) said “The transition (plan) gives us the chance to lead the clean industries of the future. In demonstrating the technology to capture carbon dioxide and lock it away, for example, we can lay the pipes and the infrastructure for new, sustainable industrial hubs, and we gain the engineering knowledge to win contracts installing it in other countries”. The announcement for the support of up to four full-scale demonstrations of power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a start. However, other countries are committing to full-scale CCS projects and the UK is in danger of being left behind. The UK now needs to act with increased urgency if it is to lead in the future.
The UK Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) provides the focus for the Power Generation sector in the UK on the research and development activities on fossil fuel, including biomass and waste, and associated technologies including CO2 capture and storage. This focussing role is becoming increasingly important with the UK RD&D landscape in energy getting more complex and action becoming more urgent. The APGTF sees itself as a preferred stakeholder body for giving advice and information on carbon abatement technologies (CAT) and CCS RD&D strategy, its implementation and priorities.
Following the detailed discussions on RD&D in the 2009 APGTF workshop, this workshop will focus on a high-level perspective, with a particular emphasis on the demands for 2020 and beyond. In particular, the APGTF is organising this workshop with the following aims:
- To provide an update on the fossil energy CAT/CCS strategy in the UK, the EU and globally
- To hear from major stakeholders on their CAT/CCS strategy and to discuss what else the UK should be doing to ensure CCS can be implemented in time to meet the UK and global needs
- To discuss what the UK needs to do to lead on CCS technology in the future
The workshop will consist of invited presentations covering the UK, EU and global strategies and initiatives. This will be followed by a session in which all delegates will be invited to participate to consider what needs to be done to ensure that the UK can be a leader on CCS technology in the future. The output from the workshop will be fed into the Government and other national and international funding agencies to help ensure success with CCS for the UK.
This workshop should be of interest to: RD&D workers in the field; strategy and technology managers; representatives of funding agencies; policy makers etc. Representatives would be expected from universities, the power industry, industrial users of energy, the offshore oil/gas industry, together with technology providers and other parts of the supply chain.
This is the first of two 1-day workshops at the 1 Victoria Street Conference Centre. The second workshop, on the next day 17 March, is an initiative by the UK’s Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network. This second workshop will look across all the key power generation technologies including fossil/CCS, renewables and nuclear to see how they can together provide power for the UK in the future whilst meeting the targets for climate change and security of supply. Click here for further details.