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CTCN/The International CCS Knowledge Centre webinar: CCS Takes the Biggest Bite Out of CO2 - Small scale is not enough!

Date and time: 
Wednesday 14 February 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
CET

Meet the International CCS Knowledge Centre – a small team of experts dedicated to supporting Paris Agreement climate goals through the global deployment of large scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). They do this by broadly sharing the knowledge and lessons learned through the development and operations of the world-renowned Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility, operated by SaskPower in Saskatchewan Canada. This group brings together those with substantial experience in commercial operations of full-chain CCS with those early in the learning curve. 

This webinar is the first of a series of three webinars. The first webinar will provide an overall context of the International CCS Knowledge Centre and international work to date.

Organisation

The International CCS Knowledge Centre’s (the “Knowledge Centre”) mission is to accelerate the global deployment of carbon capture and storage through the advancement of the understanding and use of CCS as a means of managing global GHG emissions. The not-for-profit corporation was established in 2016, by BHP and SaskPower, to provide access to the data, information and lessons learned from SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 facility and by incorporating the knowledge and experience from CCS projects elsewhere in the world.

SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 began operation on 2 October 2014 as the world’s first commercial scale coal-fired power plant incorporating amine solvent absorption carbon capture. To this day, it remains the only fully-integrated commercial scale CCS plant on a coal-fired power plant. This has demonstrated that CCS can be deployed on a commercial scale.

Sharing of this knowledge and data is expected to help promote research and reduce the cost and risk associated with new CCS projects around the world.  The Knowledge Centre facilitates, in an advisory role, based on expertise and lessons learned from the Boundary Dam experience.

Through the Knowledge Centre, power producers, industrial emitters, research bodies and others can access the information they need to consider and develop CCS as an option to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  The Knowledge Centre also offers information to governments and NGOs that need it for the enhancement of progress of CCS technology.

Sharing of this knowledge and data is expected to help promote research and reduce the cost and risk associated with new CCS projects around the world. The Knowledge Centre facilitates, in an advisory role, based on expertise and lessons learned from the Boundary Dam experience.

Through the Knowledge Centre, power producers, industrial emitters, research bodies and others can access the information they need to consider and develop CCS as an option to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.  The Knowledge Centre also offers information to governments and NGOs that need it for the enhancement of progress of CCS technology.

Presenters

Mike Monea - Currently, Mike is the President and CEO of the International Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre a non-profit organization which he helped to establish with BHP Billiton and SaskPower. This new initiative represents a culmination of Mike’s hard work as the president of Carbon capture and storage initiatives at SaskPower where he was in charge of creating and building the world’s first carbon capture plant for a coal electric unit valued at $1.5 billion CDN.  As a world-leading scientist, research and development is a key component in Mike’s mission to help reduce greenhouse gases through CCS technologies. His oversight of a scale-sized Carbon Capture Test Facility has ensured that progress continues to be made with international vendors on post-combustion capture systems. Progress gained in these areas can help reduce costs and advance CCS.

Beth Hardy - As Vice-President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, Beth leads the Knowledge Centre’s considerations of policies and regulations that foster CCS; and focuses on helping to link CCS knowledge with other countries to reduce locked-in investments and collaboratively support the goals of the Paris Agreement. Her understanding of complex climate change matters, capacity building requirements, and international financing concerns act as a solid basis for assisting both national and international implementation strategies for technologies that support environmental targets.

 

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