Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage
Day1: September 27, 2023
8:00 am - 8:50 am
Overview of CCUS and Funding Opportunities
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Moderator Opening Remarks
Industry Trends and Global Overview of CCS
Senior Client Engagement Lead Europe
Global CSS Institute
This presentation will address where we are in terms of deploying CCS, drivers between different regions globally, trends, policies and next steps needed in order to scale up this industry.
Overview of the CCUS projects in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
Burçin Temel Mckenna
Head of Carbon Capture Competency Center
There are numerous projects planned across Europe to install Carbon Capture units at hard-to-abate sectors. In this presentation, we will be summarizing these projects while highlighting the challenges and opportunities experienced by various industries.
CCS scale up – building on Equinor’s experience
Project Manager CCS
Equinor Net Zero strategy – Why we need CCS – Why we are confident in CCS – The potential of CCS for Europe – Our projects and ambitions.
Now delivering reliable and affordable CCUS at scale
Commercial Director, Decarbonisation
Shell Catalysts and Technologies
Head of CO2 Early Engagement
At Technip Energies and Shell Catalysts & Technologies, we are taking CCUS to the next level with our strategic alliance. Together, we are making CCUS real, affordable and at scale. In this session, you will discover powerful solutions across carbon capture standardization, productization and technology development, to meet emitters' net zero ambitions and support their license to operate. You will learn from several case studies across various industries, showcasing our successful and innovative CCUS projects, plus key takeaways for making CCUS an attainable reality.
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Accelerating Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS)
Global Business Manager, Carbon Capture & Storage
ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
Industrial advances which have improved global standards of living carry with them a hefty carbon footprint. At ExxonMobil, we believe that carbon capture and storage (CCS) will play a critical role in global decarbonization, but the pace of project development is insufficient for the scope of the challenge. In addition to global policy improvements, it is imperative that the industry rapidly demonstrate that CCS is both technically and commercially viable at scale to serve as a beacon for policy and market incentives to be strengthened globally. ExxonMobil has stepped up to address these complexities integrated across the value chain. We strive to help catalyze the CCS market to form and validate that the time for broad action is now.
Reducing the carbon footprint with high availability MV Drives and high efficiency motors
Director Global Projects Development and Energy Transition Solutions
Innomotics is the new Siemens Business for MV Drives and LV & MV Motors. Innomotics offers a host of products, systems, technologies and services to help organizations in several sectors to implement Net Zero targets. Innomotics provides trustworthy MV VFDs and Motors to run the air fans, compressors, and pumps used in all the phases of CCUS. We will show examples of carbon footprint reduction by providing the transparency of equipment used in a CCUS plant with the impact of energy efficiency of motors.
Panel Discussion- European Funding Programmes and their support for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Presentation
European Commission, DC Climate Action
Group Lead CCUS Head Technologies & Partnerships
Policy Adviser Research and Innovation
There are many funding opportunities presented by the EU sometimes addressing different levels of project maturity (low TRL to High TRL and deployment). By highlighting relevant EU funding programmes and examples of what was funded, it will help a panel audience understand the opportunities for funding using various EU backed programmes.
12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Hard-to-abate Sectors and Storage
1:55 pm - 5:05 pm
CCUS Data Analyst
BioCCS/CCU Routes – Case Study BCB
Director Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
E.ON Energy Projects GmbH
Developing a BECCU/BECCS project in the current early stage market environment in Germany contains a variety of challenges and benefits. A growing market for the products created by such projects meets still immature regulatory, technical and commercial environments. The presentation will elaborate on key risks and opportunities using the example of current ongoing project developments.
CCUS in the Cement Industry
Dr Thomas Tork
Business Development Director
Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is a by-product of cement production and is estimated to be responsible for around 7% of global carbon emissions . Through the use of carbon capture, Linde and Heidelberg Materials will aim to reduce carbon emissions at Heidelberg’s Lengfurt plant in Germany. The new plant will capture, liquefy and purify around 70,000 tons of CO₂ per year, with the majority of the resulting liquid CO₂ to be marketed by Linde as feedstock for the chemicals and food & beverage end markets. The plant will be build, owned and operated by the Cap2U GmbH, a joint venture established by Linde and Heidelberg Materials.
Panel Discussion- CCUS in hard-to-abate industries
Transaction Lead for CCS Hub
Vice President, EAME
ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
Chief Technical Advisor, Business Development, Clean Ammonia & Hydrogen
Senior Business Leader, Carbon Capture & Lower Carbon Hydrogen Solutions
CCUS in hard-to-abate industries play a vital role in reaching net-zero. This panel will address the technical challenges of scaling up and deploying CCUS technologies in these sectors, including cost considerations and the potential for collaboration to achieve overall emissions reduction.
3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
The challenges of connecting capture with storage
Head of Business Development
DNV - Energy Systems
The presentation will cover the major aspects related to building an infrastructure that connects capture plants with storage sites (offshore- the presentation in particular focus on these assets that are not favourably located, for which more creative and possibly costly solutions are required.
Accelerating Subsea Carbon Injection with a lean all-electric control system
MD Subsea Automation Systems
In order to accelerate and scale up the CCUS projects, disruptive innovations are required to considerably simplify the system solutions and reduce costs, while ensuring highest safety and environmental protection standards. In this presentation, Subsea Carbon Injection using a lean all-electric technology from the transport vessels to the storage wells will be discussed.
Desublimation for Carbon Capture
Sales Director, Project Management
Kelvion Thermal Solutions Germany GmbH
This presentation shows KTS solution for Carbon Capture using desublimation as a separation method. According to the available resources, and according to the process, desublimation can be a wise solution for separating CO2 from diverse gas mixtures.
Day2: September 28, 2023
Blue Hydrogen and Industry Optimisation
9:00 am - 12:05 pm
Moderator Opening Remarks
Dr Gesa Netzeband
Accelerating Carbon Capture implementation through Universal Automation
Business Development Manager
Carbon capture implementation plays a crucial role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change. However, these projects face various challenges, including high costs, technical complexities, and regulatory uncertainty. Universal automation utilizing an event driven approach based on the IEC 61499 standard can help address some of these challenges by enabling faster and more efficient deployment of carbon capture projects, while reducing the risks associated with it. The presentation will cover the following challenges on implementation of carbon capture projects, fundamental concepts of universal automation such as IP protection, hardware/software decoupling, seamless IT/OT integration and key values of universal automation and how it enables greater flexibility, scalability and interoperability for carbon capture implementation.
Blue Hydrogen Production: Markets, Technologies, Challenges & Opportunities
The production of blue hydrogen is entering a growth stage as hard-to-abate sectors seek to decarbonize, and various players advance their technologies and projects. Production capacity is expected to increase significantly over the next decade as more and more companies turn to blue hydrogen as a solution. In this talk, IDTechEx will evaluate different technologies for producing blue hydrogen and capturing CO2. The presentation will also aim to outline some of the key challenges, opportunities, and innovations in the blue hydrogen space.
Physical Solvent for Carbon Capture in Large Scale Blue Hydrogen Plants
Recently, several large-scale blue hydrogen manufacturing units having capacities exceeding 250kta of blue hydrogen have been announced in Europe and America. These plants utilise technology options such as Autothermal or Partial Oxidation due to their lower carbon footprint with the ability to achieve significantly higher production capacities in a single process train. These plants require CO2 capture capacity of over 2 million tons per annum. The design of such large scale carbon capture process with conventional chemical based solvent in a single train is challenging due to the size of the low pressure regeneration and associated reboilers for the need of stripping steam. This engineering difficulty can be overcome with the use of a physical solvent, such as propylene carbonate as an alternative, well proven in carbon capture applications. The propylene carbonate solvent loading is a function of CO2 partial pressure and solvent can be regenerated by simple flashes without any need of a regenerator column, reboilers or steam at fraction of energy needs as compare to amine based solvents. With customized configuration, the process is capable of producing 99 mol% pure CO2 at 99% CO2 recovery. A design check for a single train CO2 capture capacity of 4 million tons per annum has been carried out and, should the requirement arise, even higher single train CO2 capture capacities are possible.
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Compression Technologies for CO2 Pipelines and Opportunities for Using Waste Heat Recovery to improve the economics around Carbon Capture
R&D Portfolio Manager for Integrally Geared Compressors, CCUS and Heat Pumps
This presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various types of CO2 compression technologies including integrally geared compressors, single shaft compressors, reciprocating compressors and pumps. It will aim to help operators make intelligent decisions regarding equipment selection by providing guidance on when each type of technology should be applied and relative trade-offs. Additionally, the presentation will discuss potential opportunities for capturing waste heat from compressors and applying it for steam production of amine-based carbon capture systems. It will outline which compression technologies are suitable for waste heat recovery and advice for maximizing efficiency, considering boundaries conditions of the equipment/system.
More efficient than traditional heat pumps: How Capsol Technologies delivers additional high-grade district heating energy to Europe
Chief Technology Officer
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): Emerging adsorbents for post-combustion CO2 capture
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are novel type of porous adsorbents and have received tremendous attention for post-combustion CO2 capture since their inception two decades ago. They offer unique and competitive advantages compared to state-of-the-art technologies in terms of uptake capacity, energy consumption and capture costs. The technology platform of MOFs will be introduced and compared with other CO2 capture technologies to highlight the advantages, disadvantages, maturity for industrial use and challenges on the roadmap to industrial implementation.
Panel Discussion- Creating a CCUS Ecosystem
Rodrigo Rivera Tinoco
Technology Leader – Sustainable Gas Solutions
Dr Michalis Agraniotis
Senior Business Development Manager
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Director Strategic Sales & Sustainability
This panel will address the necessary mechanisms to connect carbon capture, transportation, storage and utilisation to create a viable value chain. This discussion will also highlight technologies that can be instrumental in designing this ecosystem and standardise the industry.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Industry Optimisation Continued
1:45 pm - 4:25 pm
CEO & Co-Founder
Heat transfer equipment selection for an optimal absorption/stripping process
Cleantech Business Development Manager
In this presentation, several optimization possibilities will be shown across a typical absorption/stripping process using the right heat transfer technologies. The optimizations aim for utilising available waste heat and the full capacity of the heat transfer equipment, thereby improving the performance of the process in terms of energy efficiency, water management, investment, and operational costs.
Oxygen synergy, an opportunity to reduce carbon capture and green hydrogen project costs
Director Carbon Capture, Strategy and Business Development
This presentation will discuss the project development timeline of Oxyfuel based carbon capture technologies towards commercial operation to capture thousands of CO2 annually. The findings from a recent feasibility study show that integrating such capture systems with 100s MWe electrolyzer plants lead to reducing the cost of e-fuel production plants, whereas cost of captured CO2 is below 40 € per tonne. In addition, recently awarded Horizon Europe funded projects CaLby2030 and HERCCULES to decarbonize waste and biomass to energy, cement and steel plants with the calcium looping technology will be presented.
Costs & Energy Optimised Integrated Solutions
Global Development Director
Serving our industrial clients, Bilfinger is encouraged to help changing the future in terms of energy transition. With the extensive expertise in Carbon Capture and corresponding auxiliary systems, like heat utilisation, Bilfinger is planning, constructing and integrating Carbon emission reduction solutions. This covers the CO2 capturing technology and its integration and optimization in existing process plants in several industries. Several of the Carbon capture project need a dedicated evaluation of their economic viability before being further developed in their execution phase.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Decrease the cost of Direct Air Capture by leveraging existing infrastructure and reach Gigaton removal scale
Co-founder & CEO
Next to reducing our emissions to fight global warming, it is also critical to remove CO2 permanently from our atmosphere. Direct Air Capture is one of the leading technologies to fight the climate crisis, but currently way too expensive to become widespread implemented. By leveraging existing infrastructure in the form of waste heat sources and cooling towers, the cost of DAC can drastically be decreased. The presentation will especially be focused on how all industrial players attending this conference can leverage their own infrastructure to fight the climate crisis.
CO2 to methanol; a novel CCU approach
Senior Process Engineer for CCS
Aker Solutions would like to present a novel approach as an alternative to the energy intensive conventional production of green methanol from post combustion CO2 capture. The green hydrogen is produced from water and by-product of electrolysis is oxygen. Biogas containing high concentration of CO2 is combusted to produce CO2 and heat. This CO2 produced by high pressure oxyfuel combustion together with green hydrogen is used as raw material for synthesis of methanol. The heat produced by combustion of biogas can be used to produce electricity which can be supplied to grid. The excess heat from the reaction can be used in the process of distillation and water produced as by-product can be used as raw material for electrolysis. In this way, two energy intensive CO2 capture steps needed for biogas upgradation and post combustion CO2 capture can be avoided while electricity is produced as a by-product. The high-quality green methanol can be used to decarbonize the transportation sector or as raw material for other chemical synthesis processes.