Australia Members' Meeting

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Global CCS Institute

The Global CCS Institute’s 2014 Australia Members’ Meeting is a meeting for all Members of the Institute showcasing CCS highlights from the region. Opening with a global overview of the status of CCS, the meeting will follow a case study format where real life experiences across the CCS chain are discussed with attendees. The case studies will include:

  • Lessons learnt from two projects that are of global significance from a CCS knowledge sharing perspective
  • Latest research results from post combustion capture processes and impacts on the environment
  • Application of the regulatory toolkit in Australia
  • Lessons from community engagement across industries in an Australian context.

Venue: Queen's Hall, State Library of Victoria

Address: 328 Swanston St. Melbourne

Date: Tuesday 3 June 2014




08:30 – 09:00

Registration, Coffee and Tea

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome and introduction: Paul Dougas, Board Chair, Global CCS Institute

09:15 – 10:15

Policy and legal developments: International and Australia

Chair: Ian Havercroft, Senior Adviser Legal & Regulation, Global CCS Institute
Road to Paris: update on international CCS policy
Mark Bonner, Principal Manager – International Climate Change, Global CCS Institute
The international climate community is currently working towards enhancing global action on climate change in the period leading up to 2020, as well as striking a new climate agreement by 2015 for the post-2020 period. This global effort will not only establish the drivers of low emissions technology innovation through deepening carbon scarcity, but also provides for various mechanisms and frameworks that aim to assist the further development and commercial deployment of key technologies such as CCS.
CCS policy in Australia
Bruce Murphy, Manager – Low Emissions Section, Department of Industry
An update on the Australian Government’s climate change policy and support for CCS.
Legal & regulatory developments: Victorian Legal and Regulatory Toolkit case study
Mel Barker, CarbonNet Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Manager, CarbonNet Project
In 2013, the Victorian and Australian Governments and Global CCS Institute deployed the Institute’s regulatory test toolkit to help improve regulatory understanding and preparedness for the development of a CCS project in Victoria. This presentation considers the process undertaken, together with the outcomes and recommendations which were developed through the process.

10:15 – 10:30

Morning Tea

10:30 – 11:30

International CCS developments

Chair: Clare Penrose, General Manager Asia Pacific, Global CCS Institute
Global Status of CCS
Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute
An overview of the current status of large-scale integrated CCS projects worldwide.
Boundary Dam CCS project
Ian Yeates, Vice-President – Carbon Capture & Storage Initiatives, SaskPower
The Boundary Dam CCS project will commence operation in 2014. This will be the world’s first large-scale project to integrate CO2 capture and storage in the power sector. This is a significant milestone in the development of CCS.

11:30 – 12:30

CCS technology developments

Chair: Peter Grubnic, Chief Technology Officer, Global CCS Institute
Capture Technology Status: Technology Application Review
Graeme Cox, Principal Consultant, Worley Parsons
From material development to process integration, there are many capture technologies being developed and trialled around the world. This presentation will consider the latest capture technology developments, with a focus on next generation carbon capture technologies.


Assessing atmospheric emissions from amine-based CO2 post-combustion capture processes and their impacts on the environment

Dr Merched Azzi, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Energy Technology
CSIRO and a number of analytical laboratories examined emissions from CO2 capture plants using amine based solvents. This analysis was conducted on emissions from a pilot-scale capture plant that processed flue gas from a working power plant.

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:45

Australian CCS project case studies

Chair: Clare Penrose, General Manager Asia Pacific, Global CCS Institute
Zerogen: Lessons learnt
Professor Andrew Garnett, Director – Centre for Coal Seam Gas, The University of Queensland
The ZeroGen Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) with CCS project, was a first-of-a- kind, commercial-scale CCS project proposal in Australia. Lessons learnt from this project include real-life project management experience integrating the key elements of a large-scale CCS project, from the technical to the commercial to stakeholder management.
Callide Oxyfuel Project update
Dr Chris Spero, Project Director, Callide Oxyfuel Project
The Callide Oxyfuel report presents an overview of the Callide Oxyfuel Project (Stage 1 – Oxyfuel Combustion and CO2 Capture) and describes key technical aspects of the plant, project milestones, and lessons learnt.
South West Hub seismic survey and community consultation
Martin Burke, Project Manager Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon Strategy, Strategic Policy, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia
The South West Hub project will present the results of its recent 3D seismic survey, potentially one of the most complex surveys completed in Australia and the associated community consultation program.
CCS projects: Earning the social licence to operate
Dr Anne-Maree Dowd, Senior Social Scientist, Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering Division, CSIRO
Understanding the drivers of social acceptance of CCS projects, particularly by local communities, are key to the success of a project. CSIRO has undertaken a study with CCS Project Managers in Australia and around the world to better articulate community perspectives and the conditions for the development of these projects.

14:45 – 15:00

Afternoon Tea

15:00 – 16:45

CCS in Australia: What next?

Chair: Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute
A panel of experts across the CCS chain will consider the challenges and opportunities for CCS in
Australia. Panel members will include:
·       Geoff Gay, Generation Development Manager, Energy Australia
·       Ilona Millar, Special Counsel, Baker and McKenzie
·       Dr Matthias Raab, Program Manager Geological Carbon Storage, CO2CRC
·       Prof Geoff Stevens FTSE, Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage Research
·       Dick Wells, Former Chairman of the Australian National Carbon Capture and Storage Council
·       Tony Wood, Director, Clean Energy Program, Clinton Foundation

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remarks: Tina McMeckan, Board Director, Global CCS Institute

17:15 – 19:00

Networking Drinks