Regina, SK – Approximately 150 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) representatives from 16 countries, are gathered in Regina this week to focus on the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through CCS and CO2 conversion. These experts have come together to “Advance a Path Forward” at the Global CCS Symposium, hosted by the International CCS Knowledge Centre.
The Symposium is centered on the positive and noteworthy stories of CCS in operation, and the benefits of its world-wide deployment. The Symposium couples knowledge sharing with learning opportunities amongst technical and policy experts who hold not only a wealth of CCS know-how, but also the vision to accelerate the rate of use of this innovative technology through collaboration.
The Symposium will host panelists with international experience in the full chain of CCS development, such as: technology, economic, and policy considerations, and the potential for partnerships. The third and final day includes a tour of Saskatchewan’s renowned commercial-scale CCS operations in Estevan, namely: SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Facility, it’s Carbon Capture Test Facility, and Aquistore, it’s CO2 storage project (research managed by PTRC).
“Our intent is global impact - by bringing together countries with significant experience in CCS with those at the early stages of their learning curve, we can stimulate world-wide CCS development ensuring that the projects that follow have reduced risks, are simpler, cheaper and even more effective.”
- Mike Monea, President & CEO, International CCS Knowledge Centre
“We are at a critical point in the deployment of carbon capture. To realize its potential in the low-carbon economy, governments and business must invest now in new projects, and in technology development and research.”
- Jeff Erikson, General Manager, Client Engagement Global CCS Institute
- The 16 countries in attendance at the Global CCS Symposium in Regina, SK include: United States, Mexico, Great Britain, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Japan, Norway, Holland, Italy, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa, India.
- The International CCS Knowledge Centre creates relationships with organizations to formalize the path for CCS development and research. Currently the International CCS Knowledge Centre has two Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with agencies in China (click here for further details); one with the Global CCS Institute; and is working toward further MOUs in both China and the US, anticipated in the coming months.
- The International CCS Knowledge Centre is pleased to be invited to present on the essentiality of CCS to climate change goals and the importance of a collaborative approach to CCS deployment on a global scale at both the COP23 – the UN Sustainable Innovation Forum in Bonn, Germany in November and at Globe Series – Sustainability & Business Forum in Vancouver in March 2018.
Climate Change Links
- Global CCS Institute: The Climate Change Challenge
- IPIECA: CCS as a Key for Low Emissions – Paris Puzzle
About the International CCS Knowledge Centre: Operating under the direction of an independent board, the International CCS Knowledge Centre was established by BHP and SaskPower in 2016 with a mandate to advance the understanding and use of CCUS globally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The International CCS Knowledge Centre does this by allowing the learnings acquired at the Boundary Dam Carbon Capture Facility to be shared broadly, and to ensure further CCS research to be conducted.
About the Global CCS Institute: The Global CCS Institute is an international membership organization. Our mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change and provide energy security.
The International CCS Knowledge Centre gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship contributions of BHP, SaskPower, and Innovation Saskatchewan.
198 - 10 Research Drive
Regina, SK S4S 7J7 Canada