GLOBE 2020 with official side-event: LARGE-SCALE CCS IN CANADA

 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
 Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 13, 2020

The International CCS Knowledge Centre was very pleased to have a large presence and to both host and participate in panels at the GLOBE Forum that took place in Vancouver from February 10-13, 2020.

GLOBE is the largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America that convenes world-renowned events that accelerate the clean economy. Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, GLOBE 2020 will have a laser focus on impact, action and outcomes. 

Deploying large-scale carbon capture & storage (CCS) as a definitve and proven technology that prevents large amounts of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, is action that can make an important impact and outcome of significantly reducing global emissions. 


Official Globe 2020 Side Event: 
Getting to Large Scale CCS in Canada

Tuesday February 11, 2020 - complementary buffet luncheon
12:00pm - 1:15pm 
Vancouver Convention Centre, west
​Side-event room: 114-115

CCS has been proven and acknowledged to be an essential technology for global climate change goals. Canada is a leading force in CCS – often sought for its expertise on the world stage. This panel will profile large-scale projects underway and on the horizon and offer learnings on how they got there, why they chose CCS and the drivers that influenced their business decisions. Panelists will describe the value that is a take-away from time of inception and up to now; as well as discuss what is needed today to see mass deployment of this important technology.


  • Kent Stuehmer, VP Cement Operations, Canada Region – Lehigh Cement
  • Trevor Williams, Sr VP, Nitrogen Production, Redwater Facility – Nutrien Ltd.
  • Jeff Pearson, President, Carbon Business Unit – Wolf Midstream
  • Tim Wiwchar, Business Opportunity Manager  - Shell Canada 
  • Beth Hardy, VP Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre


Official GLOBE 2020 Track Event: 
A Tale of Time Frames: Opportunities and Challenges in the CCUS Ecosystem

Wednesday February 12, 2020
Vancouver Convention Centre, west
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Major international bodies, including the IEA and IPCC, acknowledge much of the world will not be able to meet their emissions reduction targets without carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). These technologies are often seen as a stepping-stone in the path to decarbonization. Extrapolating the role of CCUS over the upcoming ­­­­­several decades, this dialogue will answer challenging questions in this dynamic space:

  1. What’s in the CCUS pipeline in Canada and abroad in between now and 2030? 

  2. Who should be doing what to facilitate advancement and uptake of the technologies once they are viable at large scale? 

  3. Looking beyond, what are the long-term challenges (technical, market, financing) for CCUS technologies in an increasingly decarbonized world? 


  • Phil De Luna, Program Director, Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge Program - National Research Council Canada 

  • Kate Chisholm, Sr. VP, Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer - Capital Power

  • Eric Redman, CEO - Thunderbolt Clean Energy

  • Beth Hardy, VP Strategy & Stakeholder Relations - International CCS Knowledge Centre

For more information on GLOBE2020 Forum, click here

International CCS Knowledge Centre Booth at Globe 2020

Our Globe 2020 booth was a huge hit among policy and decision makers as well as students wanting to learn more about the business case for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS); how this proven technology is a necessity, not option, for global Climate Action. Check out our Twitter page for more details @ccsknowledge