International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technology (GHGT-13)

  • Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00 Friday, 18 November 2016 17:00

Venue: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  |  City: Lausanne, Switzerland

The Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) conference series is held every two years and took place in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2016. The event, which is overseen by the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, focuses on the technologies that can reduce GHG emissions created by a continued global reliance on fossil fuels. The programme is organised by theme or sector and features both talks and poster sessions. As with the previous conference, there was a strong showing from the SCCS partner institutes within each research theme.

For more information contact Gareth Johnson, our international research associate:

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Hannah Chalmers, University of Edinburgh. Developing CCS in the UK and beyond: insights from the UK CCS Research Centre.
Session 3A - Capture Pilot And Demonstration Projects. Nov 15th 16.10-17.50

Susana Garcia, Heriot-Watt University. Impact of high temperature lithium sorbents capture systems on plant’s units operation.
Session 11G - Other Capture Concepts. Nov 18th 11.20-13.00

Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot Watt University [SCCS co-author Aimaro Sanna, Heriot-Watt University]. Fly ash derived lithium silicate for in-situ pre-combustion CO₂ capture.
Session 9G - Solid Sorbents. Nov 18th 09.30-10.50


Susana Garcia, Heriot-Watt University. Novel amine-impregnated mesostructured silica materials for CO₂ capture and conversion applications.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Chih-Wei Lin, University of Edinburgh. A Transportable Remotely-Operated Research Facility for Industrial Post-Combustion CO₂ Capture Technologies under Accelerated Conditions.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Mathieu Lucquiaud, University of Edinburgh. Selective Exhaust Gas Recirculation for Gas Turbine Combined Cycles with Carbon Capture: The SELECT project.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Aimaro Sanna, Heriot-Watt University. Effect of temperature, dilute CO₂ and MEA impregnation on the CO₂ uptake of MIL-53 and HKUST-1 at ambient pressure.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00



Maxine Akhurst, British Geological Survey. Assessing interactions between multiple geological CO₂ storage sites to optimise capacity in regionally extensive storage sandstones.
Session 11B - Storage Capacity Assessment. Nov 18th 11.20-13.00

Michelle Bentham, British Geological Survey. Using pressure recovery at a depleted gas field to understand saline aquifer connectivity.
Session 4F – Injectivity. Nov 16th 9.10-10.50

Andrew Chadwick, British Geological Survey. CO₂ storage: setting a simple bound on potential leakage through thick offshore overburden successions.
Session 5B - Geological Site Characterisation. Nov 16th 11.20-13.00

Stuart Gilfillan, University of Edinburgh. Using oxygen isotopes to quantitatively assess residual CO₂ saturation during the CO₂CRC Otway Stage 2B Extension residual saturation test.
Session 8B - Storage - Field Monitoring. Nov 17th 11.20-13.00

Sarah Hannis, British Geological Survey. Review of offshore CO₂ storage monitoring: operational and research experiences of meeting regulatory and technical requirements.
Session 1C - Demonstration Projects I. Nov 15th. 11.20-13.00

David Jones, British Geological Survey. Continuous monitoring of natural CO₂ emissions near Rome – lessons for low-level CO₂ leakage detection.
Session 6F - Monitoring Surface Leakage. Nov 16th 16.00-17.40

Jonathan Ennis-King, CSIRO. [SCCS co-authors: Sascha Serno, Gareth Johnson, Stuart Gilfillan, University of Edinburgh]. Stepping into the same river twice: field evidence for the repeatability of a CO₂ injection test. 
Session 7B - Geological Storage Case Studies II. Nov 17th. 9.10-10.50

Yutong Shu, University of Edinburgh. Caprock mudstones from UK North Sea hydrocarbon fields as analogues for seals in geological CO₂ storage.
Session 11F - Long Term Behavior of Stored CO₂. Nov 18th 11.20-13.00

Jamie Stewart, University of Edinburgh. Security of Storage in Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Session 10F - Unconventional Storage in Hydrocarbon Formations. Nov 18th 9.30-10.50

Ben Wetenhall, Newcastle University [SCCS co-authors Julia Race, University of Strathclyde, and Mathieu Lucquiaud and Hannah Chalmers, both University of Edinburgh]. Considerations in the development of flexible CCS networks.
Session 2D - Transport: Networks, Logistics and Costs. Nov 15th 14:00 - 15:40

Gareth Williams, British Geological Survey. An improved history-match for layer spreading within the Sleipner plume including thermal propagation effects.
Session 6B - Geological Storage Case Studies I. Nov 16th 16.00-17.40


Dr Elli-Maria Charalampidou, Heriot-Watt University. Impact of CO₂-induced geochemical reactions on the mechanical integrity of carbonate rocks.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Susana Garcia, Heriot-Watt University. Effect of limestone and buffer solution in the aqueous speciation and pH of brines for CO₂ sequestration.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Sarah Hannis, British Geological Survey. CO₂ storage in depleted or depleting oil and gas fields: What can we learn from existing projects?
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Niklas Heinemann, University of Edinburgh. CO₂ Storage as dispersed trapping in proximal areas of the Pearl River Mouth Basin offshore Guangdong, China.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Gareth Johnson, University of Edinburgh. Detection and understanding of natural CO₂ releases in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Ruta Karolyte, University of Edinburgh. Investigating the influence of mineral dissolution and precipitation on oxygen isotope ratio (δ18O) of CO₂-rich groundwater in Daylesford, South East Australia.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University. Understanding CO₂-brine-wellbore cement-rock interactions for CO₂ storage integrity.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Montserrat Recasens, Heriot-Watt University. Experimental and modelling study of welfare integrity for CO₂ geological storage.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Jennifer Roberts, University of Strathclyde. Harmonised CO₂ leak rates in the context of commercial-scale storage.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Jennifer Roberts, University of Strathclyde. What have we learned about CO₂ leakage from field injection tests?
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Thomas Spitz, University of Edinburgh. Cycling flexibility of CO₂ injection wells.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Ceri Vincent, British Geological Survey. Evaluation of barriers to national CO₂ geological storage assessments.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Mark Wilkinson, University of Edinburgh. MiReCOL:Remediation of shallow leakage from a CO2 storage site.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Energy Systems


Sarah Lupo, University of Edinburgh. How does changing the penetration of renewables and flexibility measures affect the economics of CCS penetration?
Session 5D - CCS and National Energy and Climate Policies. Nov 16th 11.20-13.00

Other areas


Mahmoud Nazeri, Heriot-Watt University [SCCS co-author Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University]. The fiscal metering of transported CO₂-rich mixtures in CCS operations.
Session 1D - Transport: Safety and CO2 Quality. Nov 15th 11:20 - 13:00

Filip Neele, TNO. [SCCS co-author: Peter Brownsort]. CO₂ transport by ship: the way forward in Europe.
Session 2D - Transport: Networks, Logistics and Costs. Nov 15th 14.00-15.40

Qi Li, State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. [SCCS co-author: Zheng-Ao Chen, University of Edinburgh]. A national survey of public awareness of the environmental impact and management of CCUS technology in China.
Session 10E - Social Science and Communication I. Nov 18th 9.30-10.50


Abigail Gonzalez Diaz, University of Edinburgh. Opportunities for deploying CCS – CO₂-EOR in Mexico.
Poster Session A. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00

Juan Riaza, University of Edinburgh. Ignition and combustion of single particles of coal and biomass under O2/CO₂ atmospheres.
Poster Session B. Nov 16th 14.00-16.00



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