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APGTF Strategy 2014

Cleaner Fossil Power Generation in the 21st Century – Moving Forward

A technology strategy for carbon capture and storage. January 2014.

Available for download here.

Past Events

December 2016:

Workshop: Power generation (coal, gas, and biomass) under increasingly stringent emissions regulations, 6th December.

The presentations are now available to view and download from the CRF website.

October 2015:

Carbon Capture and Storage: What role for R&D in delivering cost-competitive CCS projects in the UK in the 2020's?

Click here for more information.

March 2014:

14th Annual APGTF Workshop 2014: 'The Role of Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Providing Flexible Generation'

The Agenda and presentations for the above Workshop are now available to view and download.

February 2013:

13th Annual APGTF Workshop 2013: 'Carbon Capture & Storage – a Showcase of UK Research & Development’

The Agenda and presentations for the above Workshop are now available to view and download.

March 2011:

2nd Knowledge Transfer Network Workshop on National Ambitions for Power Generation in the UK.

The Agenda and presentations for the above Workshop are now available to view and download.


IPA CCS Skills Study

In 2010, Doosan Babcock, in conjunction with the Industrial and Power Association (IPA), conducted an assessment of the economic benefits, employment possibilities and skills needs arising from a major global programme of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Download the IPA CCS Skills Study document.

The Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum in conjunction with the Coal Research Forum

The 12th Annual APGTF Workshop: 'Carbon Capture & Storage – can the UK maintain a leadership role?'

'1VS' (1 Victoria Street) Conference Centre,Westminster, London | Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th March 2012

Day 1 (Tuesday 13th March): RD&D activities in the UK – a good news story

The one certainty around the development of a new industry is that it will be difficult. Given the recent disappointing news concerning the cancellation of the Longannet CCS project and the lack of clarity around the programme for future demo projects, it is easy to feel despondent about CCS in the UK. However, there remains a positive story to tell on progress being made in research, development and pilot-scale demonstration which is worth shouting about!

09:00-09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Welcome and introduction, Philip Sharman, APGTF Chair
Part 1 CCS Technology RD&D – what needs to be done and when?
09:40 The APGTF’s 2011 technology strategy, Philip Sharman, APGTF Chair
Part 2 UK CCS RD&D – programmes and funding updates
10:00 The Energy Technologies Institute’s CCS RD&D activitiesAndrew Green, Programme Manager CCS
10:15 The Technology Strategy Board’s CATs RD&D activities , Derek Allen, Lead Technologist for Carbon Abatement Technologies
10:30 The Research Councils’ Energy Programme’s CCS research activities, Jason Green, Head of RCUK Energy Programme
10:45 The Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance (BF2RA) – an update, Peter Sage, Technical Officer, BF2RA
 11.00 Q&A and Discussion
11:20-11:40 Refreshment Break
Part 3 UK CCS RD&D – what is being done: large-scale activities [Session Chair: Peter Sage, CRF]
11:40 Aspects of CCS for Kingsnorth and Maasvlakte (ROAD), Robin Irons, Technical Head, Zero Emission Power Plant, E.ON New Build & Technology
12:00 Learning from DEMO1 to shape future demonstration & deployment of CCS in the UK, Steven Marshall, Director, Low-Carbon Generation, Petrofac
12:20 The CC100+ pilot capture project at Ferrybridge power station, Matthew Hunt, CCS Sales Manager, Doosan Power Systems
12:40 Q&A and Discussion
13:00-14:00 Lunch and poster display
14:00 Keynote talk 1: CCS in the UK - moving things forward, Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change
Part 3 (cont) UK CCS RD&D – what is being done: large-scale activities [Session Chair: Peter Sage, CRF]
14:10 Carbon capture pilot scale demonstration at Aberthaw power station, Dorian Matts, Steam Raising Manager, RWE npower
14:30 Safe CO2 pipeline transport – understanding the hazard and risks, Rosemary Whitbread, Principal Consultant, Health and Safety Laboratory
14:50 CO2 storage RD&D, Tony Espie, Advisor CO2 Storage, BP Alternative Energy
15:10 Q&A and Discussion
15:30-15:50 Refreshment break
Part 4 UK CCS research [Session Chair: Jacqui Williams, EPSRC]
15:50 Achieving impact in CCS research
Jacqui Williams , EPSRC
Professor Jon Gibbins, University of Edinburgh,
Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, University of Leeds
16:20 Q&A and Discussion
Part 5 Are priorities being addressed? Is there sufficient knowledge transfer?
16:30 Panel discussion with speakers from the day, Chaired by Philip Sharman, APGTF Chair
17:30 Close
17:30-18:30 Reception (hosted by the Energy Generation & Supply Knowledge Transfer Network


Day 2: Towards a commercial reality….

Building on the successful UK RD&D landscape described in Day 1, how do we turn CCS into a commercial reality?

09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 Chair's introduction, Mike Farley, APGTF Vice-Chair
09:40 Keynote talk 2: Building towards a commercial reality, David Clarke, Chief Executive, the Energy Technologies Institute
Part 6
UK strategy – priorities and initiatives for CCS
10:00 Innovation in CCS – maintaining UK momentum, Adam Dawson, CEO, Office of Carbon Capture & Storage, DECC
10:20 Regional networks for integrated CCS, Stephen Brown, Director, CO2Sense
10:40 Q&A and Discussion
11:00-11:20 Refreshment break
11:20 Keynote talk 3:The trillionth tonne – CCS for climate change mitigation, Professor Myles Allen, Oxford University
Part 7 The international scene – progress, achievements and priorities
11:40 CCS – a European update, Pierre Dechamps, Adviser to President Barroso, European Commission
12:00 CCS developments worldwide including CCS in CDM, John Gale, General Manager, IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
12:20 Q&A and Discussion
12:40-13:30 Lunch and poster display
Part 8 Other key issues for CCS in the UK [Session Chair: Judith Shapiro, CCS Association]
13:30 Turbulent times in energy and climate policy: how is it influencing public perceptions of CCS?
Simon Shackley, Lecturer in Carbon Policy, University of Edinburgh
13:50 Training the next generation of research leaders, Professor Colin Snape, Director of Engineering, Doctorate Centre in Efficient Fossil EnergyTechnologies, University of Nottingham
14:10 CCS for industrial sources, Bruce Adderley, Manager, Climate Change Breakthrough Technology, Tata Steel
14:30 Techno-economic studies of biomass to power with carbon capture technologies (ETI funded project), Amit Bhave, CEO of Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd
14:50 Q&A and Discussion
15:10-15:30 Refreshment break
Part 9 Can the UK maintain a leadership role in CCS?
15:30 Panel discussion with speakers from the day, Chaired by Philip Sharman, APGTF Chair
16:30 Close


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