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



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.

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 Chairs

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

Conference Program

Conference Program with Posters

Group Photo

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.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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