CO2 Summit III: Pathways to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Deployment

An ECI Conference Series

May 22-26, 2017
Grand Hotel San Michele
Calabria, Italy

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About this Conference

The Paris Agreement signaled a global ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit warming to 2°C by 2100, and attempt to limit it to 1.5°C. Analysis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, International Energy Agency, and other international and national institutions have repeatedly shown that carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is an integral component of the lowest-cost approach to climate change mitigation.

The growth in renewables is building a foundation on which CCUS and other emissions reduction technologies must stand. CCUS technologies will need to be technically and economically viable in a world with fluctuating net power demand. In addition, focusing on smaller non-power applications, advanced cycles and modular technologies may offer the opportunity to jumpstart widespread CCUS deployment.

Ultimately, CCUS will be responsible for achieving negative emissions to meet international climate goals. In fact, the prospect for negative emissions may garner increased support from other industries that are unable to readily reduce their own emissions. Growing the number of industries that could realize benefits from CCUS can only assist in gaining the financial and regulatory incentives and public support necessary to make widespread deployment a reality.

This conference will be hosted in beautiful Calabria, Italy, with ample time for group discussions and ad hoc sessions. The many pathways to advancing CCUS deployment will be the focus of the ECI CO2 Summit III.

Session Topics

  • Advanced cycles
  • CO2 capture from power and industrial facilities (with a focus on load following and modular deployment)
  • System integration, i.e., connecting material and process properties
  • CO2 utilization
  • CO2 removal (CDR)
    • Biomass energy with CCUS
    • Direct air capture
    • Accelerated weathering
    • Land management
  • Hybrid systems, e.g., coupling CCUS with renewables

Conference Organization

Chair: Jen Wilcox, Colorado School of Mines
Chair: Holly Krutka, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Co-chair: Simona Liguori, Colorado School of Mines
Co-chair: Niall Mac Dowell, Imperial College
ECI Liaison: Norman Li, NL Chemicals

Organizing Committee
Robin Batterham, Melbourne University, Australia
Sally Benson, Stanford University, USA
Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Stefano Consonni, Politecnico de Milano, Italy
Enrico Drioli, University of Calabria, Italy and Hanyang University, Korea
Julio Friedmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Lidietta Giorno, Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council, Italy
Howard Herzog, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Niall Mac Dowell, Imperial College, UK
Andrea Ramirez, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Edward Rubin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Mark Saeys, Ghent University, Belgium
Chang Wei, National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy, China
Robert Williams, Princeton University, USA

Abstract Submission

Deadline for Abstracts for oral presentations: January 15, 2017
Deadline for Abstracts for poster presentations: March 15, 2017

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted above.  The abstract should contain both the significance of the research as well as the results that will be discussed in order to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers. Please indicate the session for which you are submitting your abstract and whether the abstract should be considered for an oral or poster presentation.  Only a limited number of oral slots are available.  Thus all submissions for oral presentations will be considered for both oral and poster presentation.

For session information, see Session Topics above.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at THIS LINK.

The abstract template at the above link must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.

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Conference Venue

Calabria:  Calabria is the tip of the beautiful Italian peninsula; it borders with Basilicata and stretches between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the lonian Sea in the direction of Sicily, from which it is divided by the Strait of Messina.

Cetraro and Grand Hotel San Michele

Cetraro Marina, a pleasant seaside resort is about two km from the Cetraro Commune of which it is a part.  The ancient Citrarium (name derived from the abundant citrus cultivation in the area) was a center of the Bruzi rising between Paola and Capo Bonifati.  Its coast location offers many interesting boat excursions.
The picturesque Grand Hotel San Michele ( is situated on the Tyrrhenian Coast, 120 meters above the Mediterranean Sea, with a fantastic view of Calabria’s southern coast.  It offers visitors one of the prettiest locations Southern Italy has to offer and is considered by many to be one of Calabria’s finest hotels.  Its beach (120 meters below the cliffs) is accessible only by a private special elevator.  The hotel has a swimming pool, driving range, tennis court, minigolf, piano bar and billiard room.

The hotel is surrounded by an organic farm that provides the hotel with fresh organic food.  Vegetables, fruits, olive oil, wine, milk, cheese, daily laid eggs, lamb, veal and pork meat, homemade jams and preserves are all produced on San Michele Hotel’s premises.

The acreage upon which the hotel is situated is also a bird sanctuary, where bird lovers from around Italy come to observe migratory patterns.

The maximum number of people that can be hosted in the hotel is about 80; however, there are other hotels in the area and the hotel can arrange pickups.


Air: The Lamezia Airport is 75 km from the hotel.  The hotel can arrange for pick-ups.  Among other airlines, Lamezia is served by Alitalia and Ryanair.

Train: The Paola Railway station is about 21 km from the hotel.  See RailEurope.

Auto: Use the Motorway Roma – Caserta Sud – Salarno – Lagonegro Nord – Fondo Valle Noce.  (293 km)

The conference hotel can arrange transfers from Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF) to the hotel on Monday, May 22, and transfers from the hotel to the airport on Friday, May 27. The cost will vary depending upon the number of attendees traveling together at the same time. The costs of transfers will be shared among those in the same vehicles. The costs are:

–              Car: 88 Euro (with 4 passengers: 22 Euro/passenger)

–              Minibus: 122 Euro: (if 8 passengers:  15.25 euro/ passenger)

The cost will be billed to your incidental room charges. All conference attendees will be contacted via email several weeks prior to the conference start date regarding transfers.”

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights), all meals and breaks, taxes, and gratuities from the reception and dinner on Monday through lunch on Friday. Incidental fees (telephone calls, faxes, laundry, etc.) are billed to your personal account by the hotel.


The conference fees are:

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April 20, 2017

Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $1,365.00 US 1,565.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $1,270.00 US $1,470.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) (Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to US $855.00 US $1,055.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. (Includes all conference included meals) US $415.00 US $415.00

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI ( for pricing.

Conference Registration

You will need a login name and password to register for ECI conferences through our online system. If you have been a recent participant at an ECI conference or have submitted an online application or request for information about an ECI Conference, you may already have an account with us. If you know your login information, please use it.

If you are not sure whether you already have a login and password, please click on automated password retrieval and enter your e-mail address before creating a new account. If we don’t have a valid email address on file for you, a pop up window will appear stating that no records were found. Click “OK” and then follow the instructions to create a new account.

Pre-and Post-Conference Reservations

If you are planning to arrive early (before May 22) or to stay after the conference (night of May 26), you MUST make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.  Use the appropriate form on THIS PAGE to make your reservations.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email

Special Notes and Payment Instructions

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis.

All participants are encouraged to register before April 20, 2017.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date and hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. Any additional costs for special meal requests must be paid by the participant to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment is made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact ECI for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Either fax a copy of your bank transfer papers to ECI (Fax: +1-212-514-6030) or email a scanned copy to  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations can be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund provided that ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.


It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

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Preliminary Program

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General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

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