Resources from our virtual Autumn Conference - 'Delivering on COP26: CCS across the world'

About the UKCCSRC Autumn Programme Conference 2021

Our fully virtual Autumn Programme Conference was on 7-8 September 2021. Scroll down for videos and slides.

Our events are free to attend and you don’t need to be a member to attend. Please note that sessions are recorded (where we have permission from speakers) to be published as resources on our website following the conference.

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Here’s the agenda:

Day 1 – Tuesday 7th September

TimeSession titleSpeakers & Chair
10:00 -10:15WelcomeJon Gibbins, Director of UKCCSRC
10:15-10:45Keynote Speaker 1Myles Allen & Stuart Jenkins, University of Oxford
10:45-12:00Panel session – A global overviewJuho Lipponen, CEM
Sam McCulloch, IEA
Frank Morton, ITCN
Scott Foster, UNECE
Chair: Stuart Haszeldine, UKCCSRC
12:00-13:00Lunch Break (networking rooms open)
13:00-13.30Keynote Speaker 2Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Advisor, BEIS
13:30-14:45Panel session – UKBryony Livesey, UKRI
Olivia Powis, CCSA
Clair Gough, UKCCSRC
Sanjay Mukherjee, Energy Systems Catapult
Chair: Richard Marsh, UKCCSRC
14:45-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-16:15Panel session – North AmericaIan McGregor, North West Refining
Abigail Gonzalez, National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy, Mexico
Alissa Park, Columbia
Howard Herzog, MIT
Chair: David Reiner, UKCCSRC
16:15-17:00Themed discussion rooms

Day 2 – Wednesday 8th September

TimeSession titleSpeakers & Chair
10:00 -11:30Panel session – East Asia/AustraliaPaul Feron, CSiRO
Xi Liang, UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre
Yoshihiro Sawada, Japan CCS
Mohammad Rachmat Sule, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Chair: Kyra Sedransk-Campbell, UKCCSRC
11:30-11:45Coffee Break
11:45-13:00Panel session – Middle EastMohammad Abu Zahra, Khalifa University
Darshak Mehta
Tidjani Niass, Saudi Aramco
Chair: Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC
13:00-13:30Lunch Break (networking rooms open)
13:45-15:15Panel session – EuropeMona Mølnvik, NCCS
Jan Hopman, CATO
Bryony Livesey, UKRI
Per-Olof Granström, ZEP
Chair: Paul Fennell, UKCCSRC
15:15-15.30Closing remarksJeremy Carey, Exergetic
15:30-16:30Final networking

 

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Welcome from Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC

Delivering on COP26: CCS across the world

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Keynote speaker 1: Myles Allen & Stuart Jenkins, University of Oxford

Reliable, affordable, and permanent CO2 disposal through a Carbon Takeback Obligation

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Juho Lipponen, CEM

Slides from A Global Overview panel session

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Sam McCulloch, IEA

Slides from A Global Overview panel session

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Frank Morton, ITCN

Slides from A Global Overview panel session

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Keynote speaker 2: Paul Monks, BEIS

Net Zero, CCS and COP26

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Bryony Livesey, UKRI

Slides from UK panel session

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Olivia Powis, CCSA

Slides from UK panel session

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Clair Gough, UKCCSRC and Tyndall Centre

Slides from UK panel session

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Sanjay Mukherjee, Energy Systems Catapult

Slides from UK panel session

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Abigail González Díaz, National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy, Mexico

Slides from North America panel session

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Ah-Hyung Alissa Park, Columbia

Slides from North America panel session

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Howard Herzog, MIT

Slides from North America panel session

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Paul Feron, CSiRO

Slides from East Asia/Australia panel session

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Xi Liang, UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre

Slides from East Asia/Australia panel session

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Yoshihiro Sawada, Japan CCS

Slides from East Asia/Australia panel session

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Mohammad Rachmat Sule, ITB, Indonesia

Slides from East Asia/Australia panel session

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Mohammad Abu Zahra, Khalifa University

Slides from Middle East panel session

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Darshak Mehta

Slides from Middle East panel session

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Tidjani Niass, Saudi Aramco

Slides from Middle East panel session

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Mona Mølnvik, NCCS

Slides from Europe panel session

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Jan Hopman, CATO

Slides from Europe panel session

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Bryony Livesey, UKRI

Slides from Europe panel session

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Per-Olof Granström, ZEP

Slides from Europe panel session

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Jeremy Carey, Exergetic

Closing remarks

Speaker & chair biographies

Welcome

Jon Gibbins, Director of UKCCSRC
Jon has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic, latterly leading national academic research initiatives. With over 80 papers and more than 100 articles and reports on CCS and related topics, he is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IMechE, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield. Since 2005 Jon has played a leading role in UK CCS academic capacity building, growing the UK CCS Research Centre as an inclusive and open virtual national hub and helping to start now-mainstream UK initiatives on industrial decarbonisation (2012) and CCS clusters (2016). His research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions, supported in particular by the facilities at the Translational Energy Research Centre in Sheffield.

Keynote speakers

Myles Allen, University of Oxford
Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the University’s Department of Physics. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and risks of extreme weather and in quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts. Myles has served on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as Lead Author on ‘Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes’ for the 3rd Assessment in 2001, as Review Editor on ‘Global Climate Projections’ for the 4th Assessment in 2007, and as Lead Author on ‘Detection and Attribution of Climate Change: from Global to Regional’ for the 5th Assessment in 2013.

Paul Monks, BEIS
Professor Paul Monks is Chief Scientific Adviser of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Prior to joining the department, he was Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Science and Engineering at the University of Leicester, where he remains a Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science. His research experience covers the broad areas of air quality, atmospheric composition and climate change that has provided a platform for translation into diverse areas including forensic science, CBRN, microbiology and food safety, natural resource management and breathomics (breath analysis as a medical diagnostic).
Paul was the Chair for 10 years of the Defra Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) and Deputy Chair of the Defra Science Advisory Council, alongside roles in the UKRI-NERC advice structures. He has worked internationally as the European representative on the Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (EPAC SSC) of the World Meteorological Organisation and ICACGP (International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution). As founding director of G-STEP (a university innovation initiative), he developed a business facing organisation with the aim of innovating using space based (EO) data to enhance the competitiveness of industry, particularly focused on SMEs.

Panel session 1: A global overview

Juho Lipponen, CEM
Juho is Coordinator of the Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of all the activities of the initiative. Before this, between 2010 and 2018, Juho was Head of Carbon Capture and Storage Unit at the International Energy Agency and acting Head of Energy Technology Policy Division. Before joining the IEA, Juho held several positions at Eurelectric in Brussels.

 

Sam McCulloch, IEA
Samantha McCulloch is the Head of the CCUS Unit at the IEA. Her team provides leading analysis and insights on the global deployment of CCUS technologies. Samantha is a lead author of several IEA publications, including the recent Energy Technology Perspectives special report on CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions.

 

Frank Morton, ITCN
Frank Morton currently serves as Director Technology Development for the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), after more than 35 years of experience as a chemical engineer in both industrial and research roles. He is currently responsible for bringing university, government and industrial organizations to the NCCC for collaborative technology development. This role includes identifying technology developers and coordinating agreement among the developer, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NCCC industrial partners on contracts, funding and test plans. Morton has interacted with more than 100 organizations involved in active carbon capture research and development and has established collaborative testing agreements with more than 40 organizations from six different countries. He has been instrumental in establishing the Carbon Capture International Test Center Network, a coalition of large, neutral carbon capture test facilities with representation from India, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Norway, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Scott Foster, UNECE
Scott Foster has been the Director of Sustainable Energy at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) since 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in energy, he has worked extensively with governments, industry, and international organizations on energy policy, market design and regulation, and climate change strategies. His particular focus recently has been assisting energy stakeholders address the critical challenges of sustainability, technology choice, and investment mobilization. Before founding Nomad Energy Consulting in 2004, he was the Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs with AES Corporation, Senior Director for Global Power with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), and Senior Expert on Electricity for the International Energy Agency. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Chair: Stuart Haszeldine, UKCCSRC
Professor Stuart Haszeldine is the UKCCSRC Deputy Director for Storage. He is a geologist and environmental scientist at the University of Edinburgh, with 45 years’ experience working with subsurface information from hydrocarbon extraction to waste disposal. From 2005 he has created the UK’s largest University group examining CO2 storage geology, with a particular focus on natural analogues, containment processes and subsurface pressures. His research focuses on energy and environment, linking between academia, business, government, and public engagement. He served as advisor to the 2005-6 UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee on CO2 capture and storage, and was the only academic on the seminal Oxburgh Report to BEIS of 2016. Stuart was awarded the Scottish Science Prize in 1999, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2003, appointed OBE for services to climate change technologies in 2012, and in 2021 he was appointed Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and elected to the Royal Society of Arts.

Panel session 2: UK

Bryony Livesey, UKRI
Bryony leads the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC), which forms part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). IDC is a £210m programme with £261m match funding from industry, designed to deploy low carbon technologies and enabling infrastructure in heavily industrialised regions of the UK. Bryony was previously Head of Technology at Costain, with responsibility for the identification and development of new technology. She was a member of BEIS’ CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force, a Director of the CCSA (where she co-chaired the Technical Working Group) and has previously chaired the Independent Advisory Panel for the UKCCSRC. Prior to Costain, she was head of the R&D centre for Doosan Babcock, where she established their global R&D Centre, focussing on clean energy. Bryony previously worked for AEA Technology, leading technology and innovation in senior management roles both in the UK and internationally, including four years as President of a Joint Venture company in Tokyo.

Olivia Powis, CCSA
Olivia Powis is Head of the UK Office at the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), where she works on developing and influencing the UK CCUS strategy, deployment of the industry and work programme of the association. Before joining the CCSA, Olivia was a Senior Policy Manager at the National Infrastructure Commission where she led on a number of projects including; a review of UK economic regulation, the role of infrastructure in housing and developing the NIC’s first diversity and inclusion strategy. Prior to this she spent seven years at Ofgem in energy regulation and policy development as well as strategic communications.

Clair Gough, UKCCSRC
Clair Gough is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. With a focus on CCS and biomass energy with CCS (BECCS). Clair has extensive experience in energy-related social scientific research, including expert elicitation processes, public attitudes and responses, and ethical assessment, as well as integrated socio-technical assessments. Clair’s research aims to better understand social, technical and climate implications of CCS and its role in achieving net zero. Her current research includes analysis of the conditions for establishing a social license to operate decarbonisation and carbon removal technologies, including CCS and BECCS.

Sanjay Mukherjee, Energy Systems Catapult
Sanjay Mukherjee is an Energy System Engineer at the Energy systems catapult skilled in waste heat recovery, system design, strategy development, thermodynamic process modelling, power generation and carbon capture.

 

 

Chair: Richard Marsh, UKCCSRC
Richard Marsh specialises in resilient energy systems. Previously an engineer with QinetiQ, developing aviation gas turbine technologies, Richard joined Cardiff University on a range of energy related projects including low carbon technologies. In 2008 he took a lectureship in the Gas Turbine Research Centre, where he has led a variety of research projects and presented at major international conferences, including ASME, ICLASS and the Combustion Institute. Collaborators include Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Tata, EU and EASA. Funding sources include, EPSRC, EU H2020, ERDF and industry. Research projects include capture ready power plants, particulate matter emission, power plant flexibility and use of alternative fuels.

Panel session 3: North America

Ian McGregor, North West Refining
Ian MacGregor is a fourth generation Calgarian. His great grandparents arrived here on a wagon. Ian is a merchant engineer who likes to start from scratch and embraces the technically complex provided margins are high. Ian has never done the same thing twice. He has never had a real job he didn’t create. Usually this means getting an idea and building a business around it. Businesses of potential interest that Ian started and build to commercial scale include: North West Refining, Enhance Energy, Carraig Ridge and Qube Technologies which applies artificial intelligence to reduce methane emissions. Ian can weld, machine, mechanic, design and draw and has built buildings, process plants, offshore drilling rigs, large wind turbines and many special purpose machines, first for fun, but often for profit. He is also the founder of The Canadian Museum of Making.

Abigail Gonzalez, National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy, Mexico
Dr Abigail González is the director of Mechanical System and Alternative Energy Divisions at National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL) in Mexico. She is in charge of 7 departments: Nuclear, Renewable Energy, Geothermal, Turbomachinery, Civil Engineering, Materials and Chemical, and Thermal Processes departments. The main role of her divisions is to bring technical support to the federal commission of electricity, the Mexican oil company PEMEX, the Mexican Ministry Energy SENER, and national and international energy private industries in the areas of clean energy.
She is one of the Founder member of the master degree with the speciality on CCUS at National Autonomous university of Mexico. She is a Member of the National System of Researchers, level 1.
From 2018-2020 she worked at Durham and Newcastle the Universities developing the project “ICCS from industrial clusters and their supply chains” funded by the EPSRC. Abigail completed his Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Edinburgh in CCUS, her master and undergraduate in Chemical Engineering from Mexico. Her research interest lies in the area of carbon capture and utilisation, power plants, hydrogen, biomass.

Alissa Park, Columbia
Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park is the Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Climate Change in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering & Chemical Engineering at Columbia University. She is also the Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy. Her research focuses on sustainable energy and materials conversion pathways with emphasis on integrated Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies addressing climate change. Park group is also working on Direct Air Capture of CO2 and Negative Emission Technologies including BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and sustainable construction materials with low carbon intensity. Park received a number of professional awards and honors including U.S. C3E Research Award (2018), PSRI Lectureship Award in Fluidization at American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2018), American Chemical Society Energy and Fuels Division – Emerging Researcher Award (2018), International Partnership Award for Young Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018), Janette and Armen Avanessians Diversity Award at Columbia University (2017), American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award (2017), James Lee Young Investigator Award (2010) and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2009). Park also led a number of global and national discussions on CCUS including the Mission Innovation Workshop on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage in 2017 and the National Petroleum Council CCUS Report in 2019. She is an elected Fellow of AAAS, AIChE, ACS, and RSC.

Howard Herzog, MIT
Howard J. Herzog is a senior research engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Executive Director of MITEI’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage low-carbon energy center. He received his undergraduate and graduate education in chemical engineering at MIT. He has industrial experience with Eastman Kodak, Stone & Webster, Aspen Technology, and Spectra Physics. Since 1989, he has been on the MIT research staff, where he works on sponsored research involving energy and the environment, with an emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (released September, 2005) and a US delegate to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum’s Technical Group (June 2003-September 2007). He was awarded the 2010 Greenman Award by the IEAGHG “in recognition of contributions made to the development of greenhouse gas control technologies”. In 2018, he authored a book entitled Carbon Capture for the MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series.

Chair: David Reiner, UKCCSRC
David Reiner is Deputy Director for Systems and Policy of the UKCCSRC. David is University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Cambridge. He is one of two academic members of the CCUS Council, which is chaired by the UK Energy Minister and co-chair of the BEIS Oversight Panel on Public Perceptions of CCUS. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the £180m Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) on Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Programme’s Social Research Network and the UK-China Guangdong CCUS Centre.

Panel session 4: East Asia/Australia

Paul Feron, CSiRO
Dr Paul Feron is a science leader in CSIRO Energy, where he leads the Sustainable Carbon Technologies Group. He has been leading CSIRO’s post-combustion capture (PCC) research program since June 2007. Dr Feron is a member of the Australian mirror committee ISO TC265, which is developing standards for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) and the IEAGHG Executive Committee. Previously Dr Feron worked for the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. He has contributed extensively to the development and conduct of large multi-party, multinational CCS R&D programs in Europe, Australia and China and was a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on CCS. He also provided contributions to the research strategy of the European Technology Platform on Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants. He co-authored more than 150 publications, is co-inventor on 14 patent applications and most recently edited the first monograph on post-combustion CO2 capture (Absorption-Based Post-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide – Woodhead Publishing). Dr Feron obtained his first degree in applied physics from Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands and his PhD in mass transfer and fluid flow from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. His current interests are in the realisation of CCUS concepts for added value, zero additional energy requirement CO2-capture and direct air capture.

Xi Liang, UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre
Prof Liang is Chair in Sustainable Transition in Infrastructure and Construction at University College London. He has been Senior Lecturer in Energy Finance at the University of Edinburgh prior to Joining UCL. He has a PhD in Energy Policy and Finance, two masters degrees (in management research and process technology), one Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) (in Energy Technology for Sustainable Development) and a bachelor’s degree (in electrical and electronic engineering). Dr Liang also teaches Climate Finance course for MBA students at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. Dr Liang is the Secretary General and co-founder of UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre, an expert panel member in climate finance for Chinese government, has been PI of climate finance and CCS related projecta with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Dr Liang has been leading on a total of GBP 2.15 million research grant and the USD 20 million China Resources Power Haifeng carbon capture technology centre project. He is an honorary professor at UCL Bartlett School and a MBA course guest coordinator in Climate Finance at Peking University Guanghua School of Management. He is also an associate editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and an editorial board member of International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Dr Liang has rich experience in asset management and investment advisory. Dr Liang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst holder and Financial Risk Manager.

Yoshihiro Sawada, Japan CCS
Joining Japan CCS in 2010, Mr Yoshihiro Sawada has served as Executive Managing Director and President of the Plant Division between 2015 and 2017, and Corporate Adviser and General Manager of the International Affairs Dept since 2017. Between 2004 and 2009, he was with Japan Continental Shelf Survey Corp., with the mission to extend the outer limits of the continental shelf of Japan, serving as president between 2007 and 2009. Prior to this, he was involved in research, engineering and construction of offshore structures and pipelines at Nippon Steel Corp., which he joined in 1977. Mr Sawada holds a M.S. (Civil Engineering), from the University of Tokyo and University of New York, and a Bachelor (Civil Engineering) from the University of Tokyo.

Mohammad Rachmat Sule
Dr Mohammad Rachmat Sule is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) – Indonesia. He teaches several courses at the Geophysical Engineering and Geothermal Engineering Study Programs. He received his both BSc and MSc in Geophysics from ITB in 1994 and 1996, obtained his PhD in Geophysics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Germany in 2004 and did his post-doc in Kyoto University in 2010. Currently he is the Head of Continuing Education Sub Directorate, Directorate of Non-Regular Academic of ITB. His recent work has been in the extension of high resolution seismic imaging for geothermal and petroleum. Currently he is the Manager of the National Center of Excellence (CoE) for CCS/CCUS and the Manager of the Center for CO2 and Flared Gas Utilization of ITB. One of his main tasks is to prepare the Gundih Enhance Gas Recovery (EGS) Project, which will be the first ever implemented CCUS Pilot Project in South and Southeast Asian regions. He is also coordinating the verification of the Planned Tangguh EGS project, which has a potential to inject 32 – 40 Mio tones of CO 2 . Other CoE works that he manages are the CO2 -source-sink map in Indonesia, strategy for implementing Zero Routine Flaring (ZRF) in Indonesia and promoting BECCS in Indonesia for limiting to well-below 1.5 deg C warming.

Chair: Kyra Sedransk-Campbell, UKCCSRC
Kyra Sedransk Campbell is a Lecturer and Royal Society – EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include using fundamental underpinning science for developing novel sustainable manufacturing methods and techniques with a view towards transforming and ‘greening’ industry. She oversees a group of 10 PhD students spread across Imperial College London and the UoS; she has received more than £1.5M in funding from industry, research councils, and charities.

Panel session 5: Middle East

Mohammad Abu Zahra, Khalifa University
Prof Mohammad Abu Zahra is currently a professor of chemical engineering at Khalifa University. He is currently leading the research and development activities related to carbon capture. Prior to the current appointment, he worked for the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) as a project manager for the capture and integrated system team. He was responsible of initiating and managing various projects and technical studies with a major focus on CO2 capture. Prof Abu Zahra worked (2005-2009) for the Separation technology department at the Dutch research institute (TNO) in the Netherlands as a senior research engineer.
His current research focuses on the development of carbon capture and utilization technologies including the development of advanced solvents, solid sorbents and novel utilization processes. In addition to developing CCE concept and energy system analysis. Prof Abu Zahra is affiliated with the research and innovation center on CO2 and Hydrogen (RICH) and the leader of the CO2 capture theme. He is the leader of major related projects such as the Siemens-Masdar Institute CCS collaboration, the Masdar-Masdar Institute-RTI project and the Masdar Institute-ENGSL CO2 utilization project.

Darshak Mehta
Darshak Mehta is a consultant at Asian Development Bank. Darshak works on promotion of Carbon Capture and Storage in Asia as part of this consultancy assignment and has helped in setting up of Centres of Excellence on CCUS in PRC and Indonesia. He was involved in two recent studies at ADB which have explored CCU opportunities in the refinery and cement sectors. He has also managed a joint study of ADB and UNDP on ‘100% Percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050: Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector‘. Prior to working with ADB, he has worked on energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon markets.

Tidjani Niass, Saudi Aramco
Tidjani Niass is a Senior Sustainability Strategist at Saudi Aramco, with over 25 years’ experience of working at the interface of technology and policy. He is co-leading the Mission Innovation Carbon Capture Challenge, overseeing the global efforts on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) innovation. In this capacity, he improved broad international collaboration in CCUS innovation, including recommending priority research directions to inform national R&D policies and programs. Dr Niass is also active in international collaborationssuch as the clean energy Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). In 2008, Dr Niass joined Saudi Aramco and held many senior leadership positions including Carbon Management Chief Technologist, overseeing and directing Saudi Aramco research in energy efficiency, CCUS, and renewable energies. In this capacity, he contributed in expanding Saudi Aramco research network with the establishment of global satellite centers and delivered key carbon management technologies. He is also leading Saudi Aramco’s contributions in the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) CCUS initiative. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, Dr Niass was the head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) in France. In this capacity, he was responsible of a research portfolio including reactors engineering for refining and gas treatment processes, New Energy Technologies such as CO2 management, hydrogen generation and biofuels. Dr. Niass holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine and a MSc in mechanical engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Electricite et de Mecanique de Nancy in France.

Chair: Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC
Jon has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic, latterly leading national academic research initiatives. With over 80 papers and more than 100 articles and reports on CCS and related topics, he is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IMechE, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield. Since 2005 Jon has played a leading role in UK CCS academic capacity building, growing the UK CCS Research Centre as an inclusive and open virtual national hub and helping to start now-mainstream UK initiatives on industrial decarbonisation (2012) and CCS clusters (2016). His research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions, supported in particular by the facilities at the Translational Energy Research Centre in Sheffield.

Panel session 6: Europe

Mona Mølnvik, NCCS
Dr Mølnvik is Research Director for gas technology in SINTEF Energy Research, and Director of the Norwegian CCS Research Centre, NCCS, a centre of excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway and industry under the FME scheme. Mølnvik has worked with SINTEF since 1997 and holds a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU (1998). She has contributed to the evolvement of EERA CCS, further she has had various roles in the development of CCS-related EU-projects for more than two decades. She led the Centre of excellence, FME BIGCCS – International CCS Research Centre (2009-2016) to become one of the largest CCS R&D efforts worldwide. The potential impact of BIGCCS is documented in the Effect study carried out by the Research Council of Norway to be several hundred million NOK. Mølnvik also holds a position as Board member in the UKCCSRC.

Jan Hopman, CATO
Jan Hopman is the Director CATO the Dutch CCS research programme. CATO is an abbreviation for CO2 Afvang, Transport en Opslag (CO2 capture, transport and storage) and has worked at CATO since 2009. Previous to this role Jan was a senior project manager at TNO specialising in CO2 Capture (european and national programs), space Instrumentation (ESA, NASA & national programs), lithography (ASML), astronomy (ESO) and nuclear Fusion (ITER-NL).

 

 

Bryony Livesey, UKRI
Bryony leads the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC), which forms part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). IDC is a £210m programme with £261m match funding from industry, designed to deploy low carbon technologies and enabling infrastructure in heavily industrialised regions of the UK.Bryony was previously Head of Technology at Costain, with responsibility for the identification and development of new technology. She was a member of BEIS’ CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force, a Director of the CCSA (where she co-chaired the Technical Working Group) and has previously chaired the Independent Advisory Panel for the UKCCSRC. Prior to Costain, she was head of the R&D centre for Doosan Babcock, where she established their global R&D Centre, focussing on clean energy. Bryony previously worked for AEA Technology, leading technology and innovation in senior management roles both in the UK and internationally, including four years as President of a Joint Venture company in Tokyo.

Per-Olof Granström, ZEP
Per-Olof Granström is the EU Director at CCSA. He has previously held various positions in the European energy sector, such as: Secretary General of EDSO, Vice Chairman of the Global Smart Grid Federation, Director of European Affairs at Vattenfall, Executive Vice President at Swedenergy and Vice President/ Director of trade at Nord Pool, the Nordic Power Exchange. He holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University in Sweden.

 

Chair: Paul Fennell, UKCCSRC
Paul Fennell (Deputy Director for Capture), CEng CSci FIChemE, is a deputy director of the UKCCSRC with more than 100 papers on energy and industry related subjects. He works with many industrial partners within EPSRC and EU projects, as well as regular consultancy. He has advised BEIS and the EA and was cited in the most recent IPCC Assessment Report. He chaired the IChemE Clean Energy Special Interest Group and was a member of the road-mapping team for the Iron and Steel sector.  He was PI on 2 EPSRC grants, including the £1.3M “Opening New Fuels” project, 3 non-EPSRC grants and Co-I on 8 EPSRC grants. He has appeared on BBC radio and News 24 and regularly contributes on public engagement, winning the 2015 IChemE ambassador prize.

Closing remarks

Jeremy Carey, Exergetic
Jeremy is Chair of the UKCCSRC Board and MD of Exergetic Limited, helping both private and public sector clients with various aspects of R&D funding and technology commercialisation. Until 2019 he was MD of 42 Technology, a company of ~40 engineers and scientists providing R&D and product development services. Previously he spent 6 years working for SSE, where he led a variety of projects in areas including biomass conversion, SCR retrofit, multi-fuel power plants and CCS. In 2009/10 Jeremy was a lead author of the funding bid for CCPilot100+, later serving on the project steering board and R&D Steering group during the operations phase. From 2010-12 he raised the profile of, shaped and was the capture lead for the >£1Bn Shell/SSE joint venture Peterhead CCS project currently in FEED. Jeremy was formerly an advanced control engineer at AspenTech, developed an FDA approved medical device at Astron Clinica and worked as a Process Engineer for both Bechtel and Petrofac International. Jeremy read Chemical Engineering at Cambridge and holds a Cranfield MBA.