Events

Research outputs from the ALIGN-CCUS project (Accelerating Low Carbon Industrial Growth through CCUS) will be shared in a variety of ways, including webinars and a final project event. As the project gets under way, details of all events will be posted here. Signing up for the e-newsletter is also a good way to find out about forthcoming events.

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Many offshore oil and gas fields in the North Sea region are nearing their end-of-production date. Instead of closing the wells and removing the installations and pipelines, it is possible to reuse the infrastructure for carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, as infrastructure becomes available for reuse today, the CCS industry is not yet in a position to make use of it. As a result, there is a temporal gap between the end of hydrocarbon activities and the start of CO2 storage activities.

Joris Gazendam LL.M, of the University of Groningen’s Centre of Energy Law, discusses the legal aspects of reusing offshore hydrocarbon infrastructure for CCS. During the webinar, the relevant legal aspects of the reuse strategies will be discussed. Firstly, the reuse options under the decommissioning regimes of Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will be discussed. Secondly, a solution to overcome the temporal gap problem will be explored. For example, could an ‘operator of last resort’ be introduced to preserve the infrastructure for later use by the CCS industry?

  • About the presenter Joris Gazendam holds a Master in legal research and Dutch law, and is currently completing his PhD on offshore wind energy with cross-border interconnectors. He is undertaking research within the ALIGN-CCUS project’s Work Package 3 on strategic storage for European industrial clusters. This webinar is based on a series of workshops he has recently delivered as part of the project.

 

 

 

When:
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 17:00
Where:

The third in our series of project webinars will share the latest findings from studies into the technical feasibility, cost and safety of marine CO2 transport and injection into offshore geological storage sites. The webinar will include talks on the opportunities and challenges of shipping CO2, and work to optimise batch-wise injection of CO2 into storage sites. This work package will ultimately create guidelines for those seeking to develop flexible transport and storage networks.

WEBINAR RECORDING​

Programme:

15.00 Welcome and project overview – Peter van Os, Project Co-ordinator, TNO, Netherlands

15.05 Ragnhild Skagestad, SINTEF M&S, Norway: Ship transport of CO2- opportunities and challenges

15.15 Marielle Koenen, TNO, Netherlands: Preventing injectivity impairment by salt precipitation during batch-wise CO2 injection

15.25 Arne Dugstad, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway: Impurities in the CO2 stream - when is corrosion an issue?

15.35 Anna Korre, Imperial College London, UK: Flexible CO2 transport and storage networks

15.45 Live Question & Answer

 

When:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:00
Where:
Online event

This is the second in our series of webinars from the ALIGN-CCUS project and will provide an overview of current and planned activities in Work Package 4 (WP4): CO2 Re-use.

This area of research combines an industrial-scale carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) pilot demonstration with applied research to gain insights into the technical, economic and environmental attributes of fuel synthesis using captured CO2. As a global, first-of-a-kind project, ALIGN-CCUS will build and test a fully integrated CCU chain at pilot scale in a real industrial environment.

The webinar will feature short presentations by WP4 leader, Dr Peter Moser of RWE, and other members of the WP4 research team, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to WP4 and the case for CCU, Dr Peter Moser, RWE Power
  • The development of the CCU demonstrator, Dr Muhammad Majid, MHPSE
  • Engine adaptation needs for operation with CCU derived fuels, Dr Hermann-Josef Laumen, FEV
  • Integration and scale up of CCU technology, Dr Stefanie Troy, FZ Jülich

WEBINAR RECORDING

We look forward to your participation but, if you are unable to join us, the webinar recording will be uploaded here in due course. A recording of our first webinar – an introduction to the ALIGN-CCUS project – is already available, under "Older Events".

When:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:30
Where:

WEBINAR 1 – PROJECT INTRODUCTION

Date: Thursday 30 November

Time: 15.00 - 16.30 (Central European Time)

The international ALIGN-CCUS project, funded by the EU’s Accelerating CCS Technologies fund, unites science and industry in the shared goal of transforming Europe’s industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025.                                        

Our 31 partners are working on six key areas of research to support the quick and cost-effective deployment of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and provide blueprints for its delivery in six European clusters of industrial activity.

You are invited to join the first in our series of webinars, which will describe and discuss the research being undertaken during the three-year project. We’ll begin with an overview of each work package, presented by the work package leaders, followed by an interactive Q&A session. We look forward to your participation.

WEBINAR RECORDING

Presentations:

15.00 Welcome and project overview – Peter van Os, Project Co-ordinator, TNO

15.15 Preparing for large-scale capture demonstration (work package 1) – Hanne Kvamsdal, SINTEF

15.25 Preparing for large-scale transport networks for offshore storage of CO2 (WP2) – Hans Aksel Haugen, Tel-Tek

15.35 Strategic storage for ALIGN-CCUS European industrial clusters (WP3) – Maxine Akhurst, British Geological Survey

15.45 Large-scale energy storage and conversion (WP4) – Peter Moser, RWE

15.55 Blueprints for low carbon industrial clusters through CCUS (WP5) – Tom Mikunda, TNO

16.05 Implementing CCUS in society (WP6) – Emma ter Mors, Leiden University

16.15 Question & Answer session

16.30 Close

We hope you are able to join us but, if not, the webinar recording will be made available here in due course.

The ALIGN-CCUS project is an international partnership of 31 science and industry partners aimed at helping transform six European industrial regions into economically robust, low-carbon centres by 2025. The project has been co-funded by the European Union’s ERA-NET Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT) initiative, which supports the delivery of safe and cost-effective carbon capture and storage (CCS). The governments of each participating country have also provided funding through the ACT initiative.

When:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:30
Where:
Online event