The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) had its annual carbon capture utilization and storage conference this year from October 12 -14th, taking place online. The CCUS 2021 gathered major players from the CCUS industry that discussed its state of development in the UK and globally, the latest innovations, and proposals for project deliveries. Industry participants also had a chance for networking where they could potentially talk about partnership opportunities.
The CCSA is the trade association promoting the commercial deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology, working with governments and other organizations to drive the industry forward.
The annual CCUS event this year is sponsored by market players SSE Thermal, BP, Aker Carbon Capture, Carbon Clean, ERM, Shell, and Uniper.
One of the key speakers at the conference was the Secretary of State at the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng who gave a keynote speech, emphasizing the vital role that CCUS will play in delivering the country’s net zero targets.
“It was fantastic to speak at the Carbon Capture Storage Association conference to highlight the opportunity available to the UK to gain a competitive advantage in developing home-grown, green technologies, such as CCUS, as we look to build back better for a cleaner future,” Mr Kwarteng added.
Jonathan Briggs, Chair of the CCSA also said that the profile of attendants at the event is a testament to how far the carbon capture utilization and storage technology has climbed up the agenda over the past few years. It is now deemed critical for the successful transition towards net zero sitting next to sectors like hydrogen, and greenhouse gas removal.
John Johnson – Director of Development at SSE Thermal also commented that there has never been a better chance for carbon capture and storage to succeed and support industrial decarbonization efforts.
The CCUS 2021 event looked deeply into the benefits and opportunities of the technology and hosted fascinating discussions over the current wave of projects now coming through in the global pipeline. It covered a variety of topics related to the industry with the final panel raising questions about how to boost current international CCUS ambitions.