The International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) was happy to present key learnings from the Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility at the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Roadshow that took place in Washington, D.C. On January 28, 2020, Knowledge Centre VP of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Beth Hardy, was part of a panel on Commercial Deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage to map process and provide an overview of successful commercial CCUS projects.
The CCUS Roadshow was the first in a series of day long programs in six different cities on CCUS. Speakers are leading experts on CCUS in the United States and are taking their time to give you their insights, experiences and expectations over seven sessions:
1) Commercial Deployment - All Sectors-From ICCUS to CCUS: Advancing Carbon Capture technology to commercial deployment is a multi-step process from research to fitting commercial applications. This session will map the process and provide case studies of successful commercial CCUS projects.
2) Incentives, Drivers, Markets, and Funding: From basic research to commercial application, CCUS technology deployment benefits from economic incentives and market drivers. This session will discuss the market for CCUS projects and how the suite of fiscal and economic incentives and trends in CRS and ESG can drive project development.
3) Technology Today and Over the Horizon: Advances in CO2 capture and carbon management technologies are projected to drive down the cost of CCUS projects. This session will provide an overview of technologies recently advanced by research conducted at DOE, NETL and other institutions, discuss future research opportunities, and link current and future research to potential new products and applications for capturing and utilizing CO2.
4) Utilization - Commercialization of Captured CO2: The growing market for carbon is a major driver for CCUS projects. This session will identify emerging opportunities for carbon, from EOR to DOE research.
5) Infrastructure - Federal and State programs: The maturing carbon market is driving demand for CO2 pipelines and related (compression/oil/processing/gas/NGL/water) infrastructure. This session will examine factors that must be addressed to support CO2 infrastructure development, including tribal land issues, harmonization of interstate laws and regulations, and the development of CO2 export capacity.
6) Geologic Storage: Research in geologic CO storage continues to result in new technologies required to securely contain CO2. The standards for the regulation of geologic storage have been developed. Session 6 will review current geologic storage projects, issues related to storage, monitoring and verification, and best use practices that will support storage standards and regulations.
7) Policy and Regulation: With Sessions 1-6 as context, this session will review federal and state policies that are driving CCUS projects and technology deployment.