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CCSA Members Only Webinar “Updates from Rotterdam and the Porthos project”

Posted on: November 7th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

On the 30th November, the CCSA hosted a members-only webinar on “Updates from Rotterdam and the Porthos project”.

A recording of the session can be viewed here and the slides are available below.

The webinar featured the following speakers:

CCSA/BEIS Webinar: IETF Phase 2 Autumn Competition

Posted on: October 11th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

On the 21st October, CCSA held a briefing webinar for members with BEIS on the recently opened IETF Phase 2: Autumn 2022 competition.

A recording of the session can be viewed here and the slides are available below.

 

 

 

CCSA/Net Zero Week 2022 webinar “CCUS and Net Zero – UK and global progress ahead of COP27”

Posted on: July 6th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

On the 7th July, the CCSA hosted a webinar in association with Net Zero Week 2022. This webinar focussed on ‘CCUS and Net Zero – UK and global progress ahead of COP27″

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

Last year at COP26, Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) was at the forefront of many conversations and discussions, with a focus largely on the necessity of industrial CCUS and negative emissions technologies such as Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) and Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).

Over the past six months there have been a number of developments in CCUS – both in the UK and around the world:

The UK now has a stated ambition for CCUS to deliver the first two CCUS clusters by the mid-2020s with a further two by 2030. To deliver this ambition, the UK Government launched the “CCUS Cluster Sequencing” process which, in October last year, selected the first projects that will be taken forward.

The CCSA published its “CCUS Delivery Plan 2035” in March this year, setting out the CCUS industry’s recommended pathway to deliver the Government’s Net Zero Strategy ambition of storing 50 Million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2035.

And as we turn our attention to COP27 in Egypt in November, it is worth reflecting on global CCUS developments over the last decade and the increased focus on CCUS clusters and networks.

This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from a number of experts on UK and global climate targets and their views on the CCUS roll-out pathway that will be needed to ensure we can meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

We were joined by a number of speakers, including:

LCCC Teach-in on the ICC Contract and the DPA

Posted on: June 1st, 2022 by ccsaEditor

We were happy to host the LCCC to run through the CfD elements of the Industrial Carbon Capture (ICC) Contract and Dispatchable Power Agreement (DPA), with representation from the BEIS DPA team to assist with the discussion on the DPA. The objective of the session was to help provide members with an understanding of the fundamentals of the CfD and some of the key contractual terms proposed in the recent publications from BEIS.

CCSA/BEIS Webinar: IEFT Phase 2 Summer Competition – briefing for members

Posted on: May 30th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a briefing webinar for members with BEIS on the recently opened IEFT Phase 2: Summer 2022 competition on Monday 27th June 2-3pm.

 

This will allow members to hear in detail about the IEFT phase 2 competition window, how stakeholders can apply for funding, as well as ask any questions to BEIS during a Q&A session at the end.

CCSA/Green Infrastructure Week webinar “Delivering CCUS Infrastructure for the Net Zero Transition”

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

On the 28th April, the CCSA hosted a webinar in association with Green Infrastructure Week 2022. This webinar focussed on ‘Delivering CCUS Infrastructure for the Net Zero Transition’.

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) will be critical to the UK’s net zero transition and levelling up agenda. CCUS plays an essential role in the decarbonisation of vital industries (such as steel, cement and refining), power and hydrogen, as well as providing a key route for greenhouse gas removals through Direct Air Capture with Storage (DACS) and Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).

The Government announced in its Net Zero Strategy an increased ambition for CCUS; to capture and store 20-30Mt CO2 per year by 2030 and 50Mt per year by 2035, to form the foundations for future investment and potential export opportunities.

Mature CO2 Transport Networks and storage infrastructure are critical for the deployment and expansion of CCUS clusters. This infrastructure can connect dispersed sources of CO2 from around the UK and internationally to UK storage sites, enabling multiple industries to share infrastructure, thereby delivering significant emissions reductions and economies of scale.

This webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from CCSA CEO Ruth Herbert on the CCSA’s CCUS Delivery Plan 2035 project – which sets out the industry view of the build-out rates for CCUS in the UK to deliver the ambition of storing 50Mt CO2 per year by 2035, whilst considering the key enabling actions that are required to facilitate this growth. The webinar will also feature presentations from David Holman, Storegga; Aniruddha Sharma, Carbon Clean and Joanna Campbell, National Infrastructure Commission, on the importance of developing CCUS clusters, CCUS at dispersed sites and the urgent need to develop CO2 transport and storage infrastructure to ensure the roll-out of CCUS in line with Net Zero.

CCSA Webinar “Carbon Takeback Obligation Overview”, 15th March 2022

Posted on: March 3rd, 2022 by ccsaEditor

Note – this webinar is for CCSA Members Only

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

A “Carbon Takeback Obligation” (CTBO) would require extractors and importers of fossil fuels to dispose, safely and permanently, of a progressively rising fraction of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by their activities and, crucially, the products they sell. That fraction would rise to 100% by the year of Net Zero, 2050.

CTBO has advantages of simple governance, speed, and controllability: equivalent carbon prices under a CTBO are reliably capped by the cost of direct air capture and storage, by ensuring deployment keeps pace with continued fossil fuel use, reducing the risk of punitive carbon prices or more draconian measures being needed to drive out the final tranche of emissions. When combined with measures to reduce CO2 production in the near-term, a CTBO could deliver a viable pathway to achieving net-zero emissions consistent with 1.5°C by mid-century.

CTBO was discussed at COP26, with the conversation focussing on the paper “Upstream decarbonization through a carbon takeback obligation: An affordable backstop climate policy”. The webinar provided an opportunity to learn more about the CTBO and to inform a CCSA position.

We were delighted to be joined by 4 great speakers:

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

CCSA Webinar “CCUS Developments in the EU”, 22nd February 2022

Posted on: January 26th, 2022 by ccsaEditor

“CCUS Developments in the EU” – Tuesday 22nd February at 14.00 – 15.00 GMT.

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

This webinar was for CCSA Members only.

The last few months have seen increased CCUS-related activity in Europe from policymakers and industry. Moreover, critical developments are expected this year as the European Union considers a strategy for CCUS.

December alone has seen a large share of policy outcomes. The European Commission outlined its ambition to provide a robust regulatory framework for carbon dioxide removals (CDR), pushing forward the EU’s strategy for CCUS. The EU has also revised its TEN-E Regulation for the energy transition and laid out new Guidelines on State aid – the latter reinforces the eligibility of CCUS technologies as candidates for public investment.

Across the EU, many countries are now moving from development into deployment. We are witnessing a rising number of market-ready CCUS projects along the EU value chain, from low-carbon hydrogen projects to CDR. However, there are still a number of policy issues that need to be addressed – in particular the need for a robust regulatory framework for CO2 transport.

The webinar provided an opportunity to learn more from key stakeholders in the EU, their reflections on current developments and the way forward for CCUS in Europe.

We were delighted to be joined by a number of speakers, including:

Following the presentations, Per-Olof Granström, CCSA EU Director, chaired a Q&A session with CCSA members.

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

CCSA Webinar “CCUS reflections from COP26 and international CCUS developments”, 18 January 2022

Posted on: December 16th, 2021 by ccsaEditor

“CCUS reflections from COP26 and international CCUS developments” – Tuesday 18th January 14.00 – 15.00 GMT.

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

COP26 took place on the 1st – 13th November with a high profile for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS), particularly on the necessity of industrial CCUS and negative emissions technologies to achieve global climate goals. The conference was considered a global success, with agreement on Article 6 as the main outcome. This sets out the principles to underpin a global carbon market, which remains technology neutral – sending a strong signal to all countries regarding the applicability of CCUS.

In addition, the political agreement to “phase down unabated coal” provides a clear invitation to countries to look at the opportunity to use CCUS and negative emissions technologies in their revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which will need to be updated during 2022 and resubmitted to the next leaders’ summit in 2023.

Looking at CCUS developments more widely, many countries are now moving from development into deployment stage. However, the scale-up of CCUS around the world will need to increase by several orders of magnitude over the next decade to ensure we remain within the 1.5° limit.

The webinar provided an opportunity to hear from a number of organisations that attended COP26, their reflections on CCUS at COP and wider international CCUS developments.

Speakers included:

Ruth joined the CCSA in October 2021, following a public sector career spanning almost two decades. She previously held the role of Director of Strategy & Development at the Low Carbon Contracts Company. Ruth attended both weeks of COP26 and will give her reflections on the CCUS discussions that took place, the impact of Article 6 and next steps for CCUS deployment.

Tim Dixon is the head of IEAGHG, appointed as General Manager in June 2019. IEAGHG is an international research organisation focussed on the development and deployment of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS). Tim will consider COP26 and its implications for CCS/CCUS, pulling out a number of key messages and conclusions.

Guloren Turan is the General Manager Advocacy & Communications at the Global CCS Institute (GCCSI). The GCCSI is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and provide energy security. Guloren will give her thoughts on COP26; its successes and challenges as well as looking forward to the actions needed to make COP 27 in 2022 a success.

Following the presentations, Ruth chaired a Q&A session.

The webinar recording can be found here, and the slides are available below.

CCSA members workshop “Carbon Capture and Energy Transition Insurance Solutions”

Posted on: December 14th, 2021 by ccsaEditor

On the 14th December 2021, the CCSA held a members only workshop on “ Carbon Capture and Energy Transition Insurance Solutions” featuring a presentation by Dale Underwriting Partners and Thornton Tomasetti.

The workshop took members through a fast high-level 101 presentation on how insurance risks are placed in the market and the potential issues and pitfalls of relying on existing Erection All Risks (EAR) and Construction All Risks (CAR) and operation insurance products. The presentation then reviewed the typical risk assessment approach to placing insurance cover against the potential future risks which some of the forthcoming CCUS projects could generate.  The aim of the workshop was to provoke thought, member discussions and invite questions – and gather information from members.

Watch the recording here.

The presentation can be downloaded below.