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Young Energy Forum 2020: Opportunities and Challenges of CC(U)S

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The workshop revolves around the role of CCUS for a cleaner and more resilient energy sector and it convenes a selected group of key experts

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The World Energy Council Germany hosts its second Young Energy Forum on 11th December 2020 at 2.00 - 4.30 pm (CET). The winter workshop revolves around the role of CCUS for a cleaner and more resilient energy sector. It explores the status, outlook, opportunities and challenges of CCUS in an online panel discussion. A selected group of key experts and decision-makers from governments, industry and academia speaks at the event.

Irina Stamo & Andreas Schroeder / Young Energy Professionals

Opening

Adam Baylin-Stern / International Energy Agency (IEA)

The current global status and outlook of CCUS

Stefanie Kesting (requested) / CO2 Value Europe Association

Carbon utilisation in Europe

Dr. Sabine Fuss / Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Carbon removal as means of achieving climate targets

Dr. Erika Bellmann / Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Controversies around CCUS

Interactive session and Discussion

Dr. Florian Moellenbruck / Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

Current applications of carbon capture in the power sector

Dr. Abdulaziz S. Al-Qasim / Champion of CCUS/EOR

Current applications of carbon capture in industrial sectors

Dr. Per Sandberg / Northern Lights, Equinor

Current applications of carbon storage

Nicole Kaim-Albers / World Energy Council Germany

Concluding remarks

Context: The achievement of net-zero emissions goals requires a profound transformation of the energy system based on a broad suite of technologies. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is considered as part of the solution to reach Paris climate goals. It can contribute to reducing emissions from combustion and industrial processes, which are hard to avoid. Technologies to increase the utilisation of CO2 are part of circular economy strategies to avoid emissions. Additionally, certain CCUS technologies allow for a removal of CO2 from the atmosphere as means of reaching “net zero” goals.

New pilot projects and strengthened climate goals have witnessed a new momentum behind CCUS. A handful of governments are pushing CCUS technologies by granting attractive support conditions (United States, Australia, Norway, etc.). However, the current deployment of CCUS is still at infant stage and it narrows around chemical industries, refineries and oil & gas extraction. Public acceptance challenges, dire policy support, missing transportation equipment and cost overruns are slowing the progress of CCUS in most of the European Union.

Participants: The event is made for young professionals up to 35 years.

Should you have any questions or remarks, please contact Irina Stamo stamo@weltenergierat.de.

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Young Energy Professionals of the World Energy Council (Website)

Support by Hertie Energy & Environment Network HEEN (Website)

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