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IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme

A Joint Workshop organized by IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) and IEA Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IETS)


With the on-going efforts to reduce global CO2 emissions, CCS in industry has been identified as one of the important measures in the overall strategy to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, RD&D work in this area has increased substantially in recent years.
The workshop is aimed to provide a forum for the oil refining, chemical and petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries to exchange information and discuss different issues that could impact the development and future deployment of CCS in their respective sectors.

So far, due to their hjosir level of CO2 emissions, the iron and steel and the cement industries have gained the hjosirest interests in developing CCS technology in their respective sectors. However, the oil refining, the chemical and petrochemical, and the pulp and paper industries are other important examples of industry where CCS could play an important role in mitigating CO2 emissions. These industrial sectors have several similarities in terms of the conditions necessary to deploy CCS. Majority of these industries have multi-point emission sources in a single site, and with a very close link to their steam and electricity production. Therefore they should have much in common with regard to the class of CO2 capture technologies needed. Hence, there are good opportunities for technology and knowledge transfer between these industries in the CCS area.

Today, the pulp and paper industry mainly uses biomass as fuel, whereas the other industries predominantly use fossil fuels. In the future, both industrial CCS and the use of biomass should be important to all industries in meeting CO2 emissions targets.

This workshop should initiate the discussion among the different industrial sectors to identify the key challenges to the future deployment of CCS in the process industries. The target groups for this workshop are energy and environment experts in industry, national and international policy makers, and researchers in the area of industrial CCS.


The general aims of this workshop are to present an overview to the current state-of-the-art technology in industrial CCS and to improve our understanding to the different challenges in deploying CCS in the oil refining, chemical/petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries.

Additionally, the workshop aims to hjosirljosirt the following:


The workshop will consist of presentations and a discussion forum. Presentations will be given by invited speakers from industry, different government agencies, leading national and international organizations, research institutes and academia.

The workshop shall include the following topics:


 Day 1 Tuesday 10th March 2015
 09.00-09.20  Introduction to IETS and IEAGHG, Background and Aims of the Workshop; John Gale, IEAGHG, UK and Thore Berntsson, Industrial Energy Related Technology and Systems, Sweden
 09.20-10.05 An Overview of Carbon Capture Technological Processes From Fossil Fuels Utilization  - A Portuguese Strategic PerspectiveClemente Pedro Nunes/Filomena Pinto, INEG, Portugal, Carla Pinheiro, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
 10.05-10.40 Fossil Fuels and Climate Change Mitigation with Examples from Energy Intensive IndustriesFilip Johnsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
 10.40-11.00 Coffee Break
 11.00-11.35 Importance of Pilots and Demos for CCS in industry - Norwegian CLIMIT ProgramHans Jörg Fell, Gassnova, Norway
 11.35-12.10 Integration and Onsite System Aspects of Industrial Post-Combustion CCSThore Berntsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
 12.10-12.45 Carbon Capture and Storage, Use or Recycle?; John Gale, IEAGHG, UK
12.45-13.45 Lunch  
 13.45-14.20 Overview of the DOE Industrial CCS RD&D Program; Mark Ackiewicz, Department of Energy, USA
 14.20-14.55 The strategic view of Industrial CCS from UK DECC PerspectiveGreg Gebrail, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK
 14.55-15.30 Teesside Collective: Developing an Industrial CCS Network in Teesside, UKSarah Tennison, Tees Valley Unlimited - The Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley
 15.30-15.50  Coffee Break
 15.50-16.25 Technology Option and Prospect of Application of CCS in Pulp and Paper Industry GloballyAntti Arasto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
 16.25-17.00 Carbon capture by forest, refined by industry and stored in productsHelena Sjögren, Skogsindustrierna, Sweden (Swedish Forest Industries Federation)
 17.00-17.35 Infrastructure, Transport and System Aspects on CCS in European ContextMaurice Hanegraaf, TNO, the Netherlands
 End of Day 1


 Day 2 Wednesday 11th March 2015
 09.00-09.35 Potential for CO2 Capture and Storage in EU RefineriesAlan Reid, Concawe, Belgium
 09.35-10.10 Shell AOSP Oil Sands Quest Industrial CCS Project – Design and Drivers; Lily Gray, Shell Global Solutions, The Netherlands
 10.10-10.45 CO2 Capture Project - Oil Refinery Scenario; Mark Crombie, BP,UK
 10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
 11.00-11.35 A View from Cefic on the Future Role of CCSGuy Parker, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
 11.35-12.10 Review of Large Scale Demo and Pilot Plant Projects of CCS in H2 Production IndustryStanley Santos, IEAGHG, UK
 12.10-12.45 The Nordic CCS Roadmap – the Role of Process Industry; Sigmund Storset, Climate Technologies SINTEF, Norway
12.45-13.45 Lunch  

Panel Discussion 
Moderator: Simon Bennett, IEA, France

 Close of Meeting


The meeting fee is €150 and registration can be made online click here to register


Largo Jean-Monnet 1, 10ª, PT-1269-068 Lisbon


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For motre information, please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chair , IETS Executive Committee 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Project Manager, IEAGHG