Air Capture Workshop – 12 February 2015


This workshop, jointly sponsored by the IMechE, UKCCSRC and CO2Chem, examined the drivers and methods for carbon dioxide capture from ambient air or other dilute sources.  The meeting focussed on capture processes that can deliver molecular CO2 for sub-surface injection or conversion, or that include conversion directly as part of the process. The aim of the meeting was to make presentations and a summary of additional points raised in discussions publicly available as a rapid state-of-the-art review.



The meeting proceedings including agenda, presentations etc can be downloaded here

09:30-10:00       Arrivals and registration

10:00-10:05       Jon Gibbins (UKCCSRC) Welcome

10:05-10:10       Peter Styring (University of Sheffield) Introduction to CO2Chem

10:10-10:20       Tim Fox (IMechE) Air Capture: An IMechE Perspective

10:20-10:30       Simon Bennett (International Energy Agency) Air capture: What Would it Mean for Climate Change Mitigation and Carbon Costs?

10:30-11:45       Technical Presentations – Session 1

3x technical presentations
Technical discussion

11:45-12:00       Discussion of National Academy of Sciences report on Carbon Dioxide Removal

12:00-12:10       Harsh Pershad (Innovate UK) Funding Opportunities from Innovate UK

12:10-13:10       Lunch

13:10-14:20       Technical Presentations – Session 2

3x technical presentations
Technical discussion

14:20-14:35       Coffee

14:35-15:45       Technical Presentations – Session 3

3x technical presentations
Technical discussion

15:45-16:00       Jon Gibbins (UKCCSRC) Workshop Wrap UpTim Fox (IMechE) Closing Remarks

TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS (order selected by lot on the day)

Peter Styring (University of Sheffield) Carbon Dioxide Utilisation as a Direct Air Capture Driver

Anca Timofte (Climeworks) Climeworks: Capturing CO2 from Air- Update on the Latest Developments

Geoff Holmes (Carbon Engineering) Carbon Engineering’s Direct Air Capture Pilot Demonstration – End-to-End Operations in 2015

Allen Wright (Centre for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University) Developing the Air Capture Agenda

Giulio Santori (University of Edinburgh) Capture, Compression and Purification of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

David Addison (Virgin Group) The Role of Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal in Climate Mitigation

Eric Ping (Global Thermostat) The Time for Air Capture is Now

Duncan McLaren (Lancaster University) Ethics of Direct Air Capture

David Agar (Technical University of Dortmund) Power-to-Gas with Direct-Air-Capture