11th 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 | 14th March 2011
The Department of Energy and Climate Change published its annual Energy Statement in June. This report says ‘In the medium term, coal and gas will remain important for electricity generation, providing secure base load generation alongside nuclear, and a flexible complement to intermittent renewables. Carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) is vital in this regard because it will enable coal and gas to continue to provide this function without jeopardising our emission reduction goals, thereby meeting our security of supply needs and giving the UK a head-start in a technology that can be exported across the world’. Following this statement the Government’s Spending Review said that the Government remains committed to the Coalition Agreement policy of providing public funding for four CCS demonstration plants. However, there is still no commitment to a full scale demonstration in the UK, whilst other countries are making these commitments and the UK is in danger of being left behind.
Come and hear what is going on with carbon capture and storage (CCS) both in the UK and around the world and get the views of key stakeholders on the main challenges facing the UK. Then take part in (or just listen to) a discussion session looking at what the future strategy should be in the UK for developing CCS.
This workshop is organised by the UK Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF), which 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. The APGTF sees itself as a preferred stakeholder body for giving advice and information on carbon abatement technologies (CAT) and CCS research, development and demonstration (RD&D) strategy, its implementation and priorities. The APGTF is organising this workshop with the following aims:
- To provide an update on the fossil energy CAT/CCS strategy and developments in the UK, the EU and globally
- To provide an update on current and future UK RD&D activities, including 2nd generation technologies
- To discuss the RD&D needs and priorities for the UK for the short medium and longer terms
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.
To view the agenda and presentations click here
This is the first of two 1-day workshops at the 1 Victoria Street Conference Centre. The second workshop, on the next day 15 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.