SCCS Conference 2015

 Registration Closed
  • Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh  |  City: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The role of Carbon Capture and Storage in averting the worst impacts of climate change is bigger and more fundamental than many yet realise. CCS delivers a viable route to competitive, low-carbon power and products, and remains the only option for deep emissions cuts from key industries. In this pivotal year for global action on climate change, the SCCS Annual Conference focused on CCS developments and progress in regional economies, including Scotland, in order to illuminate a pathway to CCS success.


This year's conference featured:

  • Plenary sessions featuring international and UK-based speakers
  • A "marketplace" of R&D expertise from across Scotland alongside key industry partners and CCS organisations
  • Enhanced opportunities for delegates to network


Keynote Speakers:

Krzysztof Bolesta, Political Adviser to Polish Ministry of the Environment

Dieter Helm (video speech), Economist and Author, University of Oxford

John Ireland, Deputy Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

Jerzy Buzek MEP - Video Message, Chair of European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Speakers and Participants:

Dave Robson, Steel Industry

Andrew Green, Energy Technologies Institute

Duncan Kenyon, Pembina Institute

Mark Lewis, North East Process Industry Cluster

Chris Bryceland, Scottish Enterprise

Bill Spence, Shell

Luke Warren, CCSA

Michel Gimenez, LafargeHolcim

Stephen Kerr, Summit Power

Emrah Durusut, Element Energy

Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh

Maxine Akhurst, British Geological Survey

David Vega-Maza, University of Aberdeen

Julia Race, University of Strathclyde

Eric Mackay, Heriot-Watt University

Stefano Brandani, University of Edinburgh

Leslie Mabon, Robert Gordon University


Morning session


Carbon Capture and Storage: the key to a low-carbon future (09:00–10:30)

Welcome and introduction Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS
Climate change - a Scottish Government perspective John Ireland, Scottish Government
Why CCS matters - Video Speech Dieter Helm, University of Oxford
Conference networking and live polling Facilitator: Philippa Parmiter, SCCS
The role of CCS in Europe's energy and climate policy - Video Message Jerzy Buzek MEP, European Parliament
Looking back, looking forward: focus on Poland and Brussels Krzysztof Bolesta, Polish Ministry of the Environment
Live poll Results
Question 1
Question 2
Delegate participation

Powering CCS delivery: the R&D, industry and government interface (11:00-12:15)

Delivering CCS in Scotland, UK and Europe Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS
Emerging Carbon Capture Technologies Stefano Brandani, University of Edinburgh
CO₂ Transport: delivering on the challenges Julia Race, University of Strathclyde

CO₂ Storage: the fate of CO₂ in CCS

Eric Mackay, Heriot-Watt University

Environment and Society: putting CCS in context Leslie Mabon, Robert Gordon University
Live poll Results
Question 3
Question 4
Delegate participation

Networking lunch and poster displays (12:15 - 14:15)

CCS Public Engagement (side event):

Working in partnership to improve community engagement - Denise Horan (Shell) and Kirsty Anderson (GCCSI)

CO₂ storage and society: key lessons from empirical fieldwork so far - Leslie Mabon (Robert Gordon University)


Afternoon session


Pathways to low-carbon power and products (14:15–16:55)

Teesside Collective: building a business case for industrial clusters in the UK Mark Lewis, NEPIC
CCS and the steel industry Dave Robson, Steel Industry
Reducing CO₂ emissions within the cement industry Michel Gimenez, LafargeHolcim
The oil and gas perspective: a decade of learning in Shell Bill Spence, Shell UK
Caledonia Clean Energy Project: milestones, challenges and opportunities Stephen Kerr, Summit Power
From Clusters to Systems: Building a European CCS Sector Andrew Green, ETI

Storage as the Bedrock of CCS

Optimising storage around the UK: findings from the CO₂MultiStore Joint Industry Project Maxine Akhurst, British Geological Survey
Can CO₂-EOR accelerate UK storage? Findings from the CO₂-EOR Joint Industry Project Chris Bryceland

Live poll Results
Question 5

Question 6

Delegate participation

Panel discussion

Turning opportunity into success

Emrah Durusut, Element Energy

Stephen Kerr, Summit Power

Bill Spence, Shell

Luke Warren, CCSA

Live poll Results
Question 7
Delegate participation
Conference conclusion and next steps Stuart Haszeldine, SCCS



Ultrapermeable Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) based on Benzotriptycene Mariolino Carta, University of Edinburgh
Low Carbon Cement Based on Hydrated Magnesium Carbonate’ Jennie Morrison, University of Aberdeen
Strategies for CO2 mitigation – a holistic approach Craig McAnally, University of Strathclyde
Novel Approaches to the Preparation & Exploitation of Carbon Capture Materials T.W.S. Yip, University of Strathclyde
Post combustion carbon-capture using metal organic frameworks Shreenath Krishnamurthy, University of Edinburgh
Selective Exhaust Gas Recirculation in Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plants with Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Erika Palfi, University of Edinburgh
Adsorption Materials and Processes for Carbon Capture from Gas-Fired Power Plants - AMPGas Arran Gibson, University of Edinburgh/td>
Biomass particles combustion study under air and oxyfuel atmospheres Erika Palfi, University of Edinburgh
Sustainable Adsorbents for CO2 Capture Chris Beattie, Heriot-Watt University
Surrogate-based Multi-objective Optimisation for the Design of Pressure Swing Adsorption Systems Daniel Friedrich, University of Edinburgh
Microwave Swing Regeneration for Carbon Capture and Storage Stephen McGurk, University of Edinburgh
Pore Scale Study for CO2 Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery Xingxun Li, University of Edinburgh
Dynamic and flexible operation of post-combustion capture combined with online solvent monitoring: A pilot-scale study Paul Tait, University of Edinburgh
A Novel Solvent Instrumentation System for the Flexible Operation of Carbon Capture processes Bill Buschle, University of Edinburgh
Valuing responsive operation of post-combustion CCS power plants in low carbon electricity markets Olivia Errey, University of Edinburgh
Reducing water usage with rotary regenerative gas/gas heat exchangers in natural gas-fired power plants with post-combustion carbon capture Laura Herraiz, University of Edinburgh
A Mobile Carbon Capture Test Facility to De-risk Technologies at industrial sites Chih-Wei Lin, University of Edinburgh
Techno-economic assessment of sequential supplementary firing in natural gas combined cycle for CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery in Mexico Abigail Gonzalez Diaz, University of Edinburgh
CCS power stations at the interface of CO2 transport and electricity transmission networks:How to deal with the dual set of requirements? Thomas Spitz, University of Edinburgh
Gas turbine power cycles for retrofitting and repowering coal plants with post-combustion CO2 capture Maria Sanchez del Rio, University of Edinburgh

Environment & Society

Quantifying Residual Trapping using Geochemical Tracers during the Otway 2B Extension Project Sascha Serno, University of Edinburgh
Fingerprinting Captured CO₂ Using Natural Tracers for CCS Monitoring and Verification Stephanie Flude, University of Edinburgh
Numerically modelling the seawater and bubble plume dynamics from a potential CO₂ leak in the waters surrounding Scotland Marius Dewar, Heriot-Watt University
Water oxygen isotope shift by interaction with CO₂ Ruta Karolye, University of Edinburgh
MiReCOL: Developing corrective measures for CO₂ storage F. Neele (TNO), Mark Wilkinson (University of Edinburgh) et al
Relationship to place and perception of energy infrastructure and processes: comparing offshore CCS in northern Scotland and Hokkaido, Japan Leslie Mabon, Robert Gordon University


Utilising CCS for Pressure Support in Oil Production Edward Stephenson, Heriot-Watt University
Evaluating and quantifying the potential for CO2 leakage through the caprock during carbon sequestration using a Risk Matrix Katriona Edlmann, University of Edinburgh
Seismic plume evolution in a heterogeneous sandstone reservoir: Role and impact of patchy Co2 saturation Rami Ei, University of Edinburgh
Synergy between Carbon Dioxide Storage and Incremental Oil Recovery Gang Wang, Heriot-Watt University
Comparison of CO₂-EOR Performance between Offshore and Onshore Environments Saeed Ghanbari, Heriot-Watt University
Fate of CO₂ during CO₂ Enhanced Oil Recovery Peter Olden, Heriot-Watt University
Secure containment of CO₂ at two injection sites: Coupled flow and geomechanical analysis of CO₂ injection, CO₂MultiStore Min Jin, Heriot-Watt University
The Bongwana Natural CO₂ Release Gareth Johnson, University of Edinburgh
Carbon capture & storage optimisation in solids: understanding surface-fluid interactions Greg Mutch, University of Aberdeen
Modelling of CO2/Brine interfacial tensions under CO₂ geological storage conditions Luis Pereira, Heriot-Watt University
Full Pressure Coupling for Geo-mechanical Multi-phase Multi-component Flow Simulations Florian Doster, Heriot-Watt University
Modelling CO2-Storage in Fractured Porous Media: Early- and Late-Time Behaviour during Imbibition in Dual-Continua Representations Rafael March, Heriot-Watt University
Experimental investigation of coupled processes affecting caprock seal integrity for CO₂ sequestration Katriona Edlmann, University of Edinburgh
Understanding Caprock Integrity - Critical for Carbon Capture and Storage Katriona Edlmann, University of Edinburgh
Geo Reservoir Experimental Analogue Technology: GREAT Recreating in situ reservoir conditions for experimental investigation of coupled processes Chris McDermott, University of Edinburgh
Reactive transport simulation of CO2 WAG in carbonate reservoirs Ayrton Ribeiro, Heriot-Watt University


Flexible CCS Network Development (FleCCSNet) Julia Race, University of Strathclyde
Shelter and Escape in the Event of a Release of CO2 from CCS Transport Infrastructure (S-CAPE) Julia Race, University of Strathclyde
Performance of Flow Meters with Dense Phase CO2 and CCS Recovery Streams Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University
Odourisation of CO2 pipelines in the UK Rachel Kilgallon, University of Edinburgh
Transport and Offloading of CO2 by Ship Peter Brownsort, SCCS

Travel & Accommodation

Travel & Accommodation

The Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (RCPE) is located in Edinburgh’s city centre, at 9 Queen Street, EH2 1JQ. It is a five-minute walk from the main bus and train stations, and 25 minutes from Edinburgh Airport by bus or taxi. For delegates arriving by car, there is an NCP car park on York Place. See the venue website for more information.

RCPE has negotiated special accommodation rates for delegates attending events. Make sure you mention "Royal College of Physicians" at the time of booking (only applicable to bookings made by telephone). Please note, these rates are subject to availability.

The George Hotel
19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
+44 (0)131 225 1251

Ben Cruachan Bed & Breakfast
17 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LX
+44 (0)131 556 0687

Hotel Ibis Edinburgh Centre*
19 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1AU
+44 (0)131 292 0200

Hotel Indigo
51-59 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD
+44 (0)131 556 5577

Hotel Inn Express – City Centre
16-22 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
+44 (0)131 558 2312
Please telephone the hotel directly. If diverted to the Central Reservations Team, please quote Corporate ID reference 100190859

Kenneth Mackenzie Bed & Breakfast*
7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9ST
+44 (0)131 545 2245

(* does not offer special RCPE rates)

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