Industry CCS workshop

On 24 July the EPSRC launched a funding call for Research Challenges in Industrial CCS and in that month the DECC funded Teesside Collectives report: Blueprint for Industrial CCS in the UK was released.

To encourage links between academics working on CCS and industry, the UKCCSRC and Teesside Collective held a workshop. Three members from the team who prepared the report are came together on 7 September 2015 with the aim of discussing aspects of the study that might relate to future research.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Lewis – Mark is the Low Carbon Lead on the Teesside Collective project and will be giving an overview on the report and major findings.
  • James Watt – James is the technical manager for CCS at Amec and was heavily involved in the detailed engineering of the proposed network. He will be discussing the research challenges in the steel industry and more widely in the network design.
  • Jay Brookes – Jay is an area manager for BOC and was involved specifically in the capture from hydrogen manufacture as well as advising on the overall concept. He will be discussing the research challenges in the chemical industry.
  • Tim Dumenil – Tim is an Energy Consultant for Pale Blue Dot Energy who completed the Project Management and Business Case Development aspects of the Teesside Collective project. He will be discussing what issues were identified for both the overall network and within the business case development. 

The workshop covered the following:

  • CCS networks for industry
  • CCS for the steel industry
  • CCS for the chemical industry

Agenda (click on presentation titles for PDFs):

14:00 – 14:30 Overall Concept and Approach – Mark Lewis (Tees Valley Unlimited)

14:30 – 15:15 Presentation/Discussion – Challenges in the steel industry and the network – James Watt (Amec)

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:00 Presentation/Discussion – Challenges in the chemical industry – Jay Brookes (BOC)

16:00 – 16:30 Presentation/Discussion – Overall network issues – Tim Dumenil (Pale Blue Dot)

16:30 – 17:30 Closed Discussion

17:30 – Dinner

The meeting was followed by a closed session where attendees can ask specific questions relating to funding proposals.

There was a live stream of the meeting (presentations only) for people who are unable to attend the workshop.

If you would like to hear a webinar recording of the event, please click here.


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


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