CCS in the next decade - establishing a UK industry - London 20th June 2011
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Research Councils UK CCS Community Network held a meeting on 20 June 2011 in the Napier Room at the IMechE headquarters in London, to discuss how industry could start on a construction programme to deliver around 5GW of CCS capacity by 2020 under Electricity Market Reform arrangements that provide equal access for all low carbon generation sources.
It appears that the most competitive fossil fuel source for low carbon power generation using CCS, under current market conditions, would be natural gas, which might also present fewer technical and political challenges. But an established CCS infrastructure would make CO2 capture from industrial sources and deployment of coal with CCS much easier in the future too, and a number of coal projects are also expected to be supported over the next decade.
Industry speakers representing the full CCS supply chain discussed how their organisations might contribute to the development of CCS in the UK over the next decade and beyond. Contributors included Alstom, Doosan Power Systems, Fluor, National Grid, Schlumberger, Siemens and SSE. The meeting concluded with an open discussion.
Presentations and supporting documents from the meeting are posted below (subject to availability) and a report of the meeting, under the Chatham House Rule, is also being prepared.
- 11.00 Welcome; Colin Brown, Engineering Director, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- 11.05 IMechE activities in Carbon Capture and Storage; Hannah Chalmers, for Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Energy & Environment Theme
Sponsor acknowledgments and Principal question: ‘Is it technically feasible to get about 5GW of CCS built and running by 2020?’ and related questions
Jon Gibbins, UKCCSC Network
- 11.10 Background and global perspective: Nick Otter OBE (former CEO of the Global CCS Institute)
- 11.25 When will CCS be commercially viable? Joan MacNaughton CB, Senior Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies,
- 11.50 The Transportation challenge: Russell Cooper, Technical Lead for CO2 Transportation, National Grid Carbon
- 12.15 Storage aspects of CCS: an industry perspective: Tony Booer, Marketing Manager, Schlumberger Carbon Services
- 13.40 Commercialisation of CCS on CCGT fired power plants: Matthew Hunt, CCS Sales Manager Europe, Doosan Power Systems
- 14.05 Developments in CO2 capture with amino acid salt solutions: Michael Rolls, Director Business Development and Government Affairs,
Siemens Energy Sector
- 15.00 CO2 Capture Technology: Satish Reddy, Executive Director, Carbon Capture Technologies, Fluor Enterprises
- 15.25 SSE's CCS Deployment Strategy: Jeremy Carey, Technical Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy
- 15.50 Open discussion (Flipchart)
National Carbon Storage Authority - Oxburgh Report