CCUS in Mexico for a Low Carbon Economy
In support of a new initiative launched at the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9), the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Initiative, the U.S., Mexico are hosting a webinar “CCUS in Mexico for a Low Carbon Economy”.
In 2010, Mexico began developing CCUS as a low carbon technology in its energy sector. Since then, several activities have been implemented, including development of Mexico’s CO2 Geological Storage Atlas by the Secretaría de Energía de México (SENER) and the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), as well as the North American Carbon Sequestration Atlas by SENER, the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN). In 2014, the first edition of the Technology Roadmap of CCUS for Mexico was published and since then, it has guided the activities for CCUS implementation in Mexico. The roadmap is currently undergoing updates and a new edition is scheduled for release in November 2018.
Recently, in May 2018, the Mexican CCUS Center was launched. The establishment of the center is one of the activities indicated in the roadmap and considered key for technology development and research in this domain. The center will work closely in collaboration with Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and CFE in implementing the two first pilot projects in Mexico. This webinar will detail these past developments and also discusses the future landscape for CCUS in Mexico and around the world.
The webinar will be offered on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.
The session will last approximately one hour. The event will be hosted by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The webinar presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
The speakers include:
- Leonardo Beltrán | Deputy Minister of Planning and Energy Transition | SENER
- Diego Arjona | Executive Director | Mexican CCUS Center
- Peter Warren | Senior Policy Advisor and Senior Climate Finance Investment Lead | Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Government
- Speaker TBD | World Bank
To sign up for the webinar, please click here.