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Towards a global CCS breakthrough: Lessons from abroad & a plan for the EU

Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)

Thursday, 12 November 2015 from 08:00 to 12:30 (CET)

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Hosted by MEPs Theresa Griffin (S&D, UK) and Krišjānis Kariņš (EPP, LV), ZEP, the CCSA and GCCSI have joined forces to hold a groundbreaking hearing on CCS in the European Parliament. 



MEPs Theresa Griffin and Krišjānis Kariņš are pleased to invite you to a high level European Parliament hearing on CCS, sponsored by the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP), Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) and the Global CCS Institute, in association with the Gateway project and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


The hearing will, for the first time, provide a forum for stakeholders to hear directly from high-profile CCS projects from around the world before considering ways to make best use of policy that could catalyse EU deployment.


Attendees will be drawn from across the spectrum of energy and environmental stakeholders and are set to include project developers, policy makers, NGOs and academics. 



All attendees without passess to the European Parliament are required to provide their full name, date of birth, nationality and ID number when registering.






08:00 – 09:00

Arrivals and refreshments (breakfast will be available)


09:00 – 09:20

Setting the context: The importance of CCS to Europe

  • Theresa Griffin MEP (UK, S&D)
  • Luke Warren (Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association)
  • Frederic Hauge, (Founder President, Bellona, Co-chair ZEP)


09:20 – 10:15

Showcasing global progress on CCS: Panel session supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, chaired by Andrew Purvis (General Manager EMEA, GCCSI)

  • Mohammad Abu Zahra (Associate Professor – Chemical Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE)
  • Per Brevik (Director Sustainability and Alternative fuels, Heidelberg Cement, Norway)
  • Jarad Daniels (Director of Planning and Environmental Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy, United States of America)
  • Mike Monea (President, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives, SaskPower, Canada)


10:15 – 10:40

A response from EU policy makers and audience Q&A

  • Theresa Griffin MEP (UK, S&D)
  • Humberto Delgado Rosa (Director Mainstreaming Adaptation and Low Carbon Technologies, DG Climate Action, European Commission)

10:40 – 11:00




11:00 – 11:30


Setting the EU policy context: Recent developments and an Executable Plan for CCS

  • Krišjānis Kariņš MEP (EPP, LV)
  • Graeme Sweeney (Chairman ZEP)
  • Charles Soothill(Senior Vice President, Technology, Alstom Power and Co-chair ZEP)



11:30- 12:10


Panel debate: Catalysing CCS policy, moderated by Bernice Lee (World Economic Forum)

  • Dr Ashley Ibbett (Director, Office for CCS, UK Department for Energy and Climate Change)
  • Rob van der Meer (Director, EU Public Affairs,Heidelberg Cement)
  • Marie Donnelly (Director New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, DG Energy, European Commission)
  • Dr Marie Bysveen (Vice President, Reaserch, SINTEF)

12:10 – 12:30

Keynote and concluding remarks

Do you have questions about Towards a global CCS breakthrough: Lessons from abroad & a plan for the EU? Contact Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)

When & Where

Room A1E-2, European Parliament
Espace Léopold
60 Rue Wiertz
1047 Bruxelles

Thursday, 12 November 2015 from 08:00 to 12:30 (CET)

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Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)

About the CCSA

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) exists to represent the interests of its members in promoting the business of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Association works to raise awareness, in the UK, EU and internationally, of the benefits of CCS as a viable climate change mitigation option, and the role of CCS in moving towards a low-carbon economy.


About the ZEP

Founded in 2005, the European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change. ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS.


About the GCCSI

The Global CCS Institute is an international membership organisation whose mission is to accelerate the development, demonstration and deployment of CCS as a vital technology to tackle climate change and provide energy security.

Working with and on behalf of its Members, GCCSI drives the adoption of CCS as quickly and cost effectively as possible by sharing expertise, building capacity and providing advice and support so that this vital technology can play its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Its diverse international membership consists of governments, global corporations, small companies, research bodies and non-government organisations, committed to CCS as an integral part of a low-carbon future.

The GCCSI is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with offices in Washington DC, Brussels, Beijing and Tokyo.

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