8th Workshop on Carbon Abatement Technologies - Development and Implementation of Future UK Strategy
Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London | 27 February 2008
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is seeing increasing funding in the UK going into research, development and demonstration (RD&D) together with an increasing number of proposals for full scale demonstrations of CCS or of advanced ‘capture ready plant’. Early rapid deployment of CCS technologies is now recognised as an important issue in meeting the climate change mitigation targets agreed across Europe and providing a serious option worldwide. As a result there has been a significant expansion in the engagement of the stakeholder community including industry, researchers, NGOs and government departments.
This has culminated in the announcement of the UK CCS Demonstration Competition and the formation of several organisations that recognise the importance of CCS and CATs for fossil fuels. These include the Energy Research Partnership (ERP) and the Energy Technology Institute (ETI), both of which have strong support from government and industry. The Technology Strategy Board also remains an established UK Government funding route for CAT R&D. Parallel developments are also occurring elsewhere in the world, especially in the EU with the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) and the priority of CCS in the EC Framework Programme FP7 in Energy.
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. This focussing role is becoming increasingly important with the UK RD&D landscape in energy getting more complex. The APGTF sees itself as a preferred stakeholder body for giving advice and information on CAT and CCS RD&D strategy, its implementation and priorities.
As part of this function the APGTF is organising this workshop with following aims :
- to provide an update on the fossil energy CAT/CCS strategy in the UK and the EU
- to hear from the major funding and strategy stakeholders on their CAT/CCS strategy and their needs for advice or information on future RD&D
- to discuss the priorities for RD&D and how the APGTF should move forward
It is pleasing to announce that Malcolm Wicks, Minister for Energy, will open and speak at the event.
The workshop will consist of invited presentations covering the UK and EU strategies and initiatives. This will be followed by a session in which all delegates will be invited to participate to consider the priorities for RD&D and discuss how the APGTF should move forward. 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 and it will be used to help develop the role of the APGTF and its mode of operation.
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.
Click here to view the Workshop Agenda.