7th APGTF Workshop on Carbon Abatement Technologies - 'Major Initiatives and RD&D Priorities'
Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, London | 30 January 2007
Following the 2006 UK Energy Review, the Treasury and the DTI together with industry have begun looking towards commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK. This has resulted in several UK initiatives that have just begun or are about to do so. These include the implementation of the UK CAT Strategy by the DTI, the governmental CCS Regulatory Task Force and the HMT Consultation on Fiscal Incentives for CCS. In the research and technology field, there are the recently announced Energy Technologies Institute, the Energy Research Partnership and EPSRC’s Energy R&D actions. Also there are a number of proposals for large scale CCS projects with electricity generation that have been announced.
Parallel developments are occurring elsewhere in the world especially in the EU with the creation of a Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants whose vision is for fossil fuel power plants with zero CO2 emissions to be deployable commercially by 2020. This has provided a significant input to the EC FP7 Energy Programme to be launched in 2007.
It is therefore very timely to review progress with these UK/EU initiatives and to discuss what the R,D and D priorities should be to ensure success with CAT/CCS for the UK; hence this workshop.
The UK Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) provides the focus for the Power Generation sector in the UK on the research and development activities on fossil fuel, including biomass and waste, and associated technologies including CO2 capture and storage.The APGTF members are contributing to the development of the strategies in the UK and EU as well as to other international programmes.
The APGTF is organising this workshop:
- To provide an update on the fossil energy CAT/CCS strategy in the UK and the EU
- To identify the key UK initiatives for advanced fossil fuelled plant with carbon capture
- To discuss the RD and D needs for the UK for the short, medium and longer terms
- To identify the immediate priorities to ensure success with CAT/CCS for the UK
The Workshop will consist of invited presentations covering the UK and EU strategies and initiatives with other relevant international activities. This will be followed by a session in which all delegates will be invited to participate and will be led by members of the APGTF. It will discuss the implementation of the strategies and identify the immediate priorities within the UK. The output from the Workshop will be fed into the Government and other national and international funding agencies to help ensure success with CAT/CCS for the UK.
The Workshop should be of interest to: R and D workers in the field; strategy and technology managers; representatives of funding agencies; policy makers etc. Representatives would be expected from universities, the power industry, industrial users of energy, the offshore oil/gas industry, together with technology providers and other parts of the supply chain.