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Insights and Commentaries

Leadership Opportunities in CCUS for Central and Eastern Europe

16th February 2016

Topic(s): Carbon capture, law and regulation, Policy, Project financing, use and storage (CCUS)

The Global CCS Institute co-sponsored the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy's workshop on 12 November 2015, at the Klub Poslanika in Belgrade, entitled 'Transformational Technology To Meet Energy Security and Economic Priorities: Leadership Opportunities for Central and Eastern Europe for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)'.

World-leading experts and authorities gathered to focus on the ways that CCUS can meet economic, energy, and security priorities in the region. In the following Insight the Institute's Executive Adviser for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, John Scowcroft, provides an overview of some of the key topics discussed and links to presentations. See the workshop agenda for more information.

Session 1 – Developments in Serbia

Keynote speaker in the opening session was Aleksandar Antic, Minister of Energy, Serbia who gave an overview of energy developments in Serbia, followed by a presentation by Jelena Simovic, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Mining and Energy on developments in Serbia in relation the EU Accession process.

Session 2 – Building a Business Case for CCUS Technologies

The Second Session – Building a Business Case for CCUS Technologies – chaired by Michael Moore, Vice President, Fearnoil and Executive Director, North American Carbon Capture and Storage Association, saw presentations by Michael Moore on CCS – a Transformational Technology To Meet Energy Security and Economic Priorities, and by Alexandru Maximescu, Director, Corporate Public and Regulatory Affairs, OMV Petrom, Aleksandar Jakovljevic, PE Elektroprivreda Srbije, Serbia and Igor Korac, NIS a.d., Serbia.

2.1 CCUS – Transformation Technology to Meet Energy Security: Michael Moore



Presentation reproduced by permission of Michael Moore

Session 3 – Technological Breakthroughs in CCUS

Session 3 on Technological Breakthroughs in CCUS for Energy Security saw presentations by Scott Smouse, Senior Advisor, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (Session Chair), Arne Graue, Professor, Physics and Technology, University of Bergen and Kerry Bowers, President and CEO, Southern Generation Technologies, LLC.

3.1 CCUS – The US Perspective: Scott Smouse


Presentation reproduced by permission of Scott Smouse

3.2 CCUS – More Sustainable Oil & Gas Production: Arne Graue


Presentation reproduced by permission of Arne Graue

3.3 CCUS – Building the Future for Clean Coal: Kerry Bowers


Presentation reproduced by permission of Kerry Bowers

Session 4 – Overcoming Barriers to CCUS Development

The final session, chaired by Jonas Helseth of Bellona, turned the spotlight on Overcoming Barriers to CCUS Deployment. In his presentation, Jonas Helseth set out the current situation in the EU, John Scowcroft, Global CCS Institute, updated on the global situation and Charles McConnell, Executive Director, Energy and Environmental Initiative, Rice University presented on the benefits of enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

4.1 CCUS – Overcoming EU Regulatory Barriers: Jonas Helseth


Presentation reproduced by permission of Jonas Helseth

4.2 CCUS – Overcoming Barriers to Deployment: John Scowcroft


4.3 CCUS – RICE Energy & Environment Initiative: Charles McConnell


Presentation reproduced by permission of Charles McConnell

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