9th Workshop on Carbon Abatement Technologies for Fossil Fuels: Development and Implementation of Future UK Strategy
Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London | 11-12 February 2009
The UK’s Carbon Abatement Technologies (CAT) Strategy, issued in 2005 and which looks out to 2015, has as its main objective “to ensure the UK takes a leading role in the development and commercialisation of CATs that can make a significant and affordable reduction in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use”. Announcement of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration Competition in 2007 ensured the UK was amongst the leading nations. Early rapid deployment of CCS technologies is now recognised as an important issue in meeting the climate change mitigation targets agreed across Europe and providing a serious option worldwide. As a result,other countries are now moving to meet a 2020 target for commercial deployment of CCS. If the UK is to continue in a leading role in CCS, the CAT strategy has to be revised and extended to ensure that the UK can also meet this 2020 target. In particular, there must now be more focus on full-scale deployment and this must be done with increased urgency.
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 CAT and CCS RD&D strategy, its implementation and priorities.
As part of this function the APGTF is organising this workshop with following aims:
- to demonstrate why CATs and in particular CCS are so important and the need for increased urgency
- to hear what the UK is doing, what it should be doing and what are the key issues
- to provide an update on current and future UK RD&D activities
- to discuss the RD&D needs, including skills and competencies, and priorities for the UK for the short medium and longer terms
The first day of this 2-day workshop will focus on the first two aim points and the second day on the third and fourth aim points. Both days will consist of invited presentations followed by a session in which all the delegates will be invited to contribute to the themes of the day. The output from the workshop will be fed into the Government and other national and international funding agencies to help ensure success with CAT/CCS for the UK.The 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.
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