The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group has requested that a paper be presented to the 4th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) in April 2013 on how to make progress on the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions for industrial applications. The work is being led by the IEA and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and in this workshop we will host an active discussion of the key messages and policy conclusions. The steel, cement, refining, chemicals and other major energy-intensive sectors will be discussed in the context of technology readiness, project development models and supportive policy regimes. The workshop is aimed at governments and companies that are active in the relevant sectors and analysts with expertise to contribute.
Transforming energy-intensive industrial sectors so that they can be compatible with the transition to a low carbon economy, while maintaining production volumes, requires concerted, collaborative efforts to develop and invest in novel process designs and solutions that can reduce emissions intensities by over 50%, but which are not yet on the market. In this context, IEA analysis suggests that CCS could be an indispensible tool to which insufficient attention has been given to date in some of these sectors.
The CCUS Action Group’s Industrial CCS Working Group has the following aims:
- To raise awareness among CEM governments of the potential of CCS for significantly reducing emissions in industrial applications, including an improved level of differentiation between the sectors and processes concerned.
- To analyse, on the basis of existing studies and expert input, the potential and challenges for CCS in the industrial applications that offer the greatest opportunities for: reducing overall CO2 emissions (i.e. long-term large contributors of CO2 emissions); or near-term CO2 emissions reduction (i.e. low cost opportunities for application of CCS).
- To provide CEM governments with a succinct set of near-term actions required to advance industrial CCS towards deployment consistent with lowest-cost climate change mitigation and industrial competitiveness.
Led by the IEA, the Working Group has prepared a background paper that summarises the knowledge of CO2 capture technologies for the key sectors. The background paper considers the status of these sectors in the thirteen CCUS Action Group countries and draws some preliminary conclusions on the scale of the CCS need and opportunity in these sectors and countries. Together with a series of expert interviews and questionnaires distributed to industrial and governmental actors, the background paper has informed the outputs of the Working Group.
For additional background reading, refer to Technology Roadmap on Carbon Capture and Storage in Industrial Applications.
Chair Juho Lipponen, IEA
The CEM process and the role of the CCUS AG
Chris Barton, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change
Recent work on CCS in industrial applications in different regions
UK Perspectives on Industrial CCS
Jane Lumb, UK BIS
European Perspective on Opportunities
Jonas Helseth, ZEP WG Other Industries
Supporting non-power CCS in Shaanxi, China
Lin Gao, China Academy of Sciences
Korean Perspectives on CCS in Industrial Applications
Chonghun Han, Seoul National University
CCUS AG Working Group Analysis to date
Simon Bennett, IEA
Working session on the report to the CEM4
Luke Warren, CCSA
Iron and steel sector respondent
David Valenti, Eurofer
CCS in Cement Industry
Rob van der Meer, HeidelbergCement
Refining sector respondent
Tim Bertels, Shell
Chemicals sector respondent
Mike Walton, GrowHow
Discussion of proposed conclusions for policymakers
Summing up of the discussion and the conclusions
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