Webinar Series: Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Part 1. CCUS in the United Arab Emirates: Status and Potential
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS). As part of our commitment to raising awareness of CCS policies and technology, CSLF, with support from the Global CCS Institute, is running a series of webinars showcasing academics and researchers that are working on some of the most interesting CCS projects and developments from around the globe.
This first webinar comes to you from Abu Dhabi – the site of the Mid-Year CSLF Meeting and home of the Al Reyadah Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) Project. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the world’s major oil exporters, with some of the highest levels of CO2 emissions per capita. These factors alone make this a very interesting region for the deployment of CCUS both as an option for reducing CO2 emissions, but also linking these operations for the purposes of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations.
In the UAE, CCUS has attracted leading academic institutes and technology developers to work on developing advanced technologies for reducing CO2 emissions. On Wednesday, 26th April, we had the opportunity to join the Masdar Institute’s Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Mohammad Abu Zahra to learn about the current status and potential for CCUS in the UAE.
Mohammad presented an overview of the current large scale CCUS demonstration project in the UAE, followed by a presentation and discussion of the ongoing research and development activities at the Masdar Institute.
This webinar offered a rare opportunity to put your questions directly to this experienced researcher and learn more about the fascinating advances being made at the Masdar Institute.