CCS in the Process Industries – April 2015 Cranfield Biannual

This blog was written by Atuman S Joel, a UKCCSRC ECR from the University of Hull, who received funding from the ECR Meeting Fund to attend the UKCCSRC Spring 2015 Biannual in Cranfield, 21-22 April. 

This session started at 9:00am which is quite nice because all delegates were fresh to listen to the interesting presentation by the various presenters.

The first presenter for this session was John Gale. John is the general manager of IEAGHG since 2007. He joined the programme in 1999 after many years working with the British Coal Corporation, CRE Group Ltd and IMC Group Ltd. While in IMC Group Ltd John worked extensively on projects to mitigate emission from coal fired power plant and industrial sources. Since joining IEAGHG he has focused his resaerch on CO2 mitigation in particular CCS. John is the IEAGHG lead organiser for the biannual GHGT conference series. In 2005 he was one of the lead authors on the IPCC special report on CCS. In addition to his role in with IEAGHG he is also the Editor in Chief of the International Journal on Greenhouse Control since 2009. He sits on various IEA and external committees and is currently the Co-chair of the Independent Advisory Panel for the UKCCSRC. Because of lots of experience John have gain over the years his presentation is on CCS in the process industries.

John Gales presentation summarises the work that IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) has been undertaking on assessing the potential for CCS implementation in the process industries. IEAGHG have undertaken techno economic studies on CCS implementation in the cement and steel industries. IEAGHG is currently supplementing this work with techno economic analyses in the oil refining and pulp and paper industries. IEAGHG has recently reviewed the status of CCS implementation in the industrial hydrogen production sector and looked at barriers to CCS implementation for the bioethanol industry.