Innovation and Investment Opportunities in Carbon Capture and Storage
15th October 2008
This half-day conference convened academics from Imperial College, researchers from large industrials and startups, financiers, and experts from the policy and regulatory fields, to explore the role of private capital in commercialising new approaches to Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS). Three primary questions guided the proceedings:
- What are the key technical (innovation) challenges as we move towards large-scale commercialization of CCS?
- How can private capital best be mobilized to accelerate the commercialization of CCS and related technologies?
- What, if any, is the role of venture capital (VC) in commercializing new CCS technologies and businesses?
Programme and Speaker Presentations
- Prof Nigel Brandon (Imperial College London): Welcome
- Dr Jon Gibbins (Imperial College London): An Overview of CCS Developments and Challenges (PDF)
- Pat Burtis (Amadeus Capital Partners): Carbon Capture and Storage: A Venture Capital Perspective (PDF)
Science, Technology and Policy
- Dr Paul Fennell (Imperial College London): Current UK research in CCS (PDF)
- Prof Martin Blunt (Imperial College London): CO2 Storage in aquifers and oil reserviors (PDF)
- Stijn Santen (CO2-Net) : Risk Management of CCS Investments (PDF)
CCS R&D, Demonstration and Monetisation
- David Byard & John Steedman (BP Alternative Energy): CCS Technology and Venturing (PDF)
- Alexander Röder (Cemex): Climate Strategy and CCS (PDF)
- Charles Purshouse (Camco International): Supporting CCS through the Carbon Markets (PDF)
Innovation in CCS
- Stuart Evans (Novacem): Novacem - Carbon negative cement to support the construction industry (PDF)
- Henrik Fleischer (Sargas): Sargas - What did you do during the war on global warming (PDF)