NCCS Webinar series: Fast-tracking CCS deployment in Europe – 1-29 October 2020


In this series of short 30 minute webinars hosted by the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (the research centre hosted by SINTEF Energy Research), you will get to dive into the latest CCS science – from capture technologies and their integration with process industries, to CO2 transport in both pipelines and by ship, to injection and storage. The webinars are free and open to anyone – not only NCCS partners.
Click on each event to find out more details and register:
1 OctThe Norwegian CCS Research Centre: Overcoming barriers to CCS deployment through industry-driven Research and Innovation
1 OctInstability in salt precipitation due to dry COinjection
6 OctInternational Synergism with NCCS’ goals: Examples from the UK
6 OctHow to use recent developments of the Matlab Reservoir Simulation Toolbox for fast prototyping of complex fluid models
8 Oct: Safe COtransport – A 90 meters deep experimental facility in the university campus
8 Oct: Potential and challenges for COcapture integration in process industries
13 Oct: Aligning European CCUS funding and R&I strategies
13 Oct: Membrane-Assisted CO2 capture through liquefaction for clean H2 production
15 Oct: 
Safe COtransport – The importance of experiments and models
15 Oct: Safe COtransport – Design of an offshore CO-transportation pipeline
20 Oct: The path to zero-carbon, large-scale power generation: State-of-the-art, progress and remaining challenges in hydrogen-firing of gas turbines
20 Oct: More accurate fluid properties enable reductions of CCS costs and risks
22 Oct: Safe and cost-efficient COstorage: Emerging monitoring technologies
22 Oct: COliquefaction for ship transport – How low pressure?
27 Oct: Reducing risks using geological models for CO2 storage
29 Oct: Solvent degradation testing in post-combustion CO2 capture – The importance of fundamental knowledge and test strategies
29 Oct: Deployment of a transport infrastructure for CCS from Norwegian industry
Find out more on the Sintef blog here.

On Friday 18th September 2020 at 10:00 to 11:00 CEST (which is 9-10am BST), CCUS Projects Network is holding a webinar.
Despite the current coronavirus situation, governments and industry are looking to the future and a green recovery. To maintain jobs and drive economies whilst achieving net zero targets we need to explore routes to decarbonising industrial production. For key sectors, such as cement and steel, one of the favoured routes to the deep emission reductions required is through carbon capture and storage (CCS). This webinar will highlight two projects that are already developing capture projects on cement and steel, respectively, and enable webinar participants to engage with these projects and ask questions of the speakers.
Find more details and register here.

On Thursday 17 September 2020, 11:00-12:00 CEST (10.00-11.00 BST), the STRATEGY CCUS project is holding a webinar, ‘Mapping stakeholder views on CCUS technologies in Southern and Eastern Europe: An insight into societal awareness and acceptance of CCUS in the promising regions

The second webinar from the STRATEGY CCUS project explores stakeholder views on carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications in Southern and Eastern Europe, based on the report, Stakeholders’ views on CCUS developments in the studied regions, by project partners in Work Package 3.
The aim of STRATEGY CCUS is to enable the short to mid-term development of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) through strategic planning of industrial CCUS clusters in Southern and Eastern Europe, within the overarching context of emissions reduction for climate change mitigation.
The seminar will be hosted by Fraunhofer ISI (Germany), CIEMAT-CISOT (Spain) and BRGM (France; project coordination). More details, including the registration link can be found here.
You can also read more about the report, Stakeholders’ views on CCUS developments in the studied regions, and its findings here.

This webinar from IEAGHG on 8th September 2020 at 2pm BST will look at the recent IEAGHG study on the Value of Emerging and Enabling Technologies in Reducing Costs, Risks & Timescales for CCS (report number 2020-05, published July 2020 and contracted out to Element Energy). This work was a horizon scanning exercise aiming to understand the relevance of digital and enabling technologies for CCS and assess what benefits these technologies could offer to the large-scale deployment of CCS.
Current R&D into the reduction of costs, risks, timescales and challenges in CCS primarily focuses on conventional improvement methods; emerging and enabling technologies have the potential to offer more opportunities for cost and risk reduction.

  • Sam Neades (facilitator) Technology Analyst, IEAGHG
  • Katherine Orchard, Senior Consultant, Element Energy

Register for the event

‘Regulation, Industry and Research – Translating Monitoring Research to Meet Commercial Needs’ – 12th August 2020 at 10pm BST.
IEAGHG is pleased to announce that there will be a webinar held to continue the work of the IEAGHG Monitoring Network through this summer. The Monitoring Network aims to assess new technologies and techniques as they become available, determine the limitations, accuracy and applicability of monitoring techniques, disseminate information from research and storage projects around the world, as well as to engage with relevant regulatory bodies.
This webinar will be a virtual discussion panel with the theme of informing regulators, looking at ‘Regulation, Industry and Research – Translating Monitoring Research to Meet Commercial Needs’.  Our panellists comprise different CO2 storage monitoring stakeholders; operators, regulators and researchers.
The aim of the webinar is to discuss the translation of CO2 geological storage monitoring research into regulations and commercial-scale projects. It will begin with a scene setting presentation and framing questions. There will then be discussion, with operator, regulator and research representatives from the US, Australia, and Norway to answer questions from the audience and provoke thoughtful discussion.
This webinar is an ideal opportunity for all stakeholders actively engaged in CO2 geological storage projects and practical research in monitoring to share and learn about how the information from research and our Monitoring Networks can be used to meet commercial needs.

07:00 EDT – 12:00 BST – 13:00 CET – 20:00 JST
The Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project, a cornerstone of Japan’s efforts in CCS technology development, has reached an important milestone, achieving its target of 300 thousand tonnes of CO2 injected in November 2019. The Japanese Government has just released a Summary Report, outlining the project’s main results, lessons learned, and future issues. This webinar will provide an overview of the Summary Report and a preview of the outlook for CCUS in the context of Japan’s energy strategy.
Welcome and opening remarks – Brian Allison, CEM CCUS Initiative Co-Lead | Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom
Summary Report of Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project – Yoshihiro Sawada, General Manager, and Jiro Tanaka, Associate General Manager | International Affairs Department, Japan CCS Co., Ltd.
Future Outlook and Strategy for CCUS in Japan – Deputy Director, Global Environmental Affairs Office | Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Q&A with the audience
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On Thursday 25 June 2020 10:00 – 11:00 CEST (09:00 – 10:00 UK time), the multi-partner ALIGN-CCUS is holding project unites science and industry in a shared goal of transforming six European industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025.
The seventh webinar from the ALIGN-CCUS project will describe outputs from Work Package 1, which has focused on the market readiness of carbon capture technology for both power and industrial applications. Work to date has involved testing campaigns at cutting-edge research facilities in order to improve the environmental and economic performance of CO2 capture technology.
The speakers will provide an overview of guidelines developed specifically for CCS operators and other stakeholders. They will cover topics such as guidelines cover emissions control, solvent management and derisking process dynamics and control.
Project coordinator, Peter van Os (TNO), will chair the event, which includes an opportunity to ask questions of an expert panel:

  • Hanne Kvamsdal, WP1 lead, SINTEF
  • Juliana Monteiro, TNO
  • Georg Wiechers, RWE
  • Thor Mejdell, SINTEF
  • Susana Garcia, Heriot-Watt University (Q&A only)



  • Welcome and ALIGN-CCUS project overview – Peter van Os, Project coordinator, TNO
  • Overview of Work Package 1: preparing for large-scale capture demonstration – Hanne Kvamsdal, WP1 lead, SINTEF
  • Guidelines for emission control – Juliana Monteiro, TNO
  • Guidelines for effective solvent management – Georg Wiechers, RWE
  • Guidelines for de-risking process dynamics and control – Thor Mejdell, SINTEF
  • Q&A
  • Wrap-up and close – Peter van Os, TNO

On Thursday 25th June 2020, from 09.00 to 10.00 GMT, IEAGHG is hosting a free webinar.
In this webinar, Monica Garcia (IEAGHG), Regina Sander (CSIRO Energy), and Paul Feron (CSIRO Energy), will discuss the motivation and results of the IEAGHG technical study ‘Understanding the cost of reducing water usage in coal and gas fired power plants with CCS’, carried out by CSIRO.
In particular, the speakers will explain the background of this study, the Water-Energy-CCS nexus, its implementation in several regions with different levels of water scarcity, and strategies to reduce the water consumption on power plants with CCS.
This study presents hypothetical case studies based in the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, China and India. The case studies examine the water requirements of thermal power stations with different cooling systems and how these are affected by the addition of COcapture. As a strategy to reduce the abstraction of freshwater to meet a power station’s water demand the use of recycled formation water extracted for the purpose of storing CO2 is assessed.
The case studies provide an improved understanding of the costs of extracting and recycling formation water and the conditions under which this may prove beneficial.

  • Monica Garcia (IEAGHG)
  • Regina Sander (CSIRO Energy)
  • Paul Feron (CSIRO Energy)

The webinar will be moderated by James Craig, IEAGHG.
Register here.

Organised by the European Commission, EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe.

This year, for the first time ever, EUSEW is going completely digital!

From 22-26 June 2020, participants will enjoy an online, interactive event experience under the theme: ‘Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth’. Highlights include a 3-day policy conference featuring over 30 high-level sessions, a debate with the EUSEW Ambassadors and the EU Sustainable Energy Awards ceremony as well as matchmaking activities and virtual stands for participants.

For more details and to register visit the website here.

A webinar from CEM CCUS Initiative on 18 June 2020 at 08:00 EST/13:00 BST/14:00 CET/20:00 PHT
How can we facilitate the financing of carbon capture, utilisation and storage projects? This event, held as part of the 2020 Asia Clean Energy Forum, explores and discusses the “Key Principles for CCUS Financing”, elaborated by the Finance Sector Lead Group for CCUS under the auspices of the CEM CCUS Initiative. Speakers represent key governments, multilateral development banks, commercial banks, as well as industry. Special focus is given to the Asia region.
Agenda (*Manila time – please check against your own time zone!):
19:45 Conference doors open on Zoom – please log on well in advance of the start!
20:00 Welcome by CEM CCUS Initiative and Asian Development Bank – Khalid Abuleif, Saudi Arabia | Yongping Zhai, Asian Development Bank
20:10 Why is CCUS so hard to finance? – Natalia Kulichenko-Lotz, World Bank | Allan Baker, Société Générale | Sue-Ern Tan, OGCI CCUS Champion / Shell
20:30 Key Principles for CCUS Financing – Tony Yuen, Citi
20:40 Panel discussion: “Implementing Key Principles for CCUS Financing” – Yongping Zhai, ADB | Abyd Karmali, Bank of America Merrill Lynch | Sue-Ern Tan, OGCI CCUS Champion / Shell | Mahendra Sinhgi, Dalmia Cement | Representative of Indonesia
21:25 Summary and conclusions – CEM CCUS Initiative Leads
21:30 Close of web conference
Event registration: