Thirty six key lessons from the 2008 – 2015 UK carbon capture and storage programmes
In June, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) published an important new report: Lessons Learned – Lessons and Evidence Derived from UK CCS Programmes, 2008 – 2015.
Partnering with Patrick Dixon, former Expert Chair of the Office for CCS within the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the CCSA interviewed the most recent UK CCS project developers (the Shell Peterhead project and the Capture Power White Rose project) and a number of other companies with an interest in CCS deployment. The idea was to capture important insights into the delivery challenges of large–scale CCS projects.
The final report focused on the most recently cancelled UK CCS Competition (November 2015), setting out 36 key lessons for industry and policy makers that must be learned if CCS is to fulfill its enormous emission reduction potential in the UK.
Echoing past reassurances, the report highlighted that there were no technical barriers to CCS delivery, however, any future UK programme will have to address a number of outstanding commercial challenges. These challenges could be helped by the significant potential cost reductions also highlighted in the report.
With the UK currently considering possible new approaches to incentivising CCS deployment, this webinar provided an opportunity to reflect on the wealth of experience and learning that has been amassed over the course of two major CCS development programmes.
To help guide us through the report findings and key insights, the Global CCS Institute was delighted to welcome the lead authors of the Lessons Learned report: Patrick Dixon, Director of the CCSA and Theo Mitchell, Policy Manager for the CCSA, to join us for this webinar.
The report was specifically designed not to include a set of recommendations, but to provide a wealth of facts and learning to better inform future decision making. Theo provided a summary of the report findings and was followed with a live Q&A session with the webinar audience.
A recording of the webinar and a browsable version of the slides used in the presentation are available as an insight.