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2024 Europe Forum on Carbon Capture and Storage

16th May 2024

The Global CCS Institute's 2024 Europe Forum on Carbon Capture and Storage took place on 17 April in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Each year, the Europe Forum serves as a pivotal gathering, uniting policymakers, NGOs, industry leaders, academics, financial specialists, and the public to explore the forefront of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology advancements across Europe.

Featuring dynamic panel discussions on CCS policy, project development, and distinguished speakers such as Michel Heijdra, Director General for Climate and Energy from the Government of the Netherlands, and Daniel Mes, Business Envoy and member of the cabinet of the commissioner for Climate Action at the European Commission, among others, the event provided invaluable insights into critical topics including job market readiness and funding mechanisms. Attendees also took part in interactive Q&A and breakout group sessions.

Below are recordings of the engaging sessions held during the 2024 Europe Forum.

We express our sincere appreciation to all participants and contributors whose involvement ensured the resounding success of this event. Stay connected for updates on upcoming events as we persist in propelling advancements in CCS technology.

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2024 Europe Forum on Carbon Capture & Storage - Individual Sessions

Institute Presentation | Opening Remarks | An overview of CCS Progress in Europe and Globally:

    • Jarad Daniels, CEO, Global CCS Institute

Panel Session | Supportive CCS Policies & Climate Strategies in Europe & Beyond:

  • Matthew Taylor – Deputy Director for Transport and Storage, UK Government, Department of Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Ane Gjengedal – Advisor, Government of Norway, Ministry of Energy
  • Pavan Chilukuri – Group Head of CCS Strategy, Holcim
  • Matt Antes – Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, US Department of Energy
  • Carl Greenfield - Energy Analyst, IEA

Moderated by Guloren Turan, Chief Impact Officer, Global CCS Institute

Opening Keynote Address:

  • Michel Heijdra – Director General for Climate and Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Government of The Netherlands

Fireside Chat | How to Enable CDR Adoption through Policy:

  • Oscar Rueda – CCS+/South Pole

Moderated by Dominic Rassool, Senior Business Development Lead, Global CCS Institute

Panel Session | CCS Project Development: Insights on Transport & Storage Efforts:

  • Nick Richardson – Head of Exploration and New Ventures, North Sea Transition Authority
  • Dorus Bakker– Director of Finance, Porthos
  • Andrew Purvis – Director of Sustainable Manufacturing, World Steel
  • Sakura Nishioka – Assistant General Manager, Head of Energy, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Moderated by Ellina Levina, Head of Public Affairs, Global CCS Institute

Closing Keynote Address: 

    • Daniel Mes - Business Envoy and Member of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission

Breakout Session Findings:

    • Eadbhard Pernot – Policy and Advocacy Director, Zero Emissions Platform and Mathilde Blanchard - Senior Policy Lead, Global CCS Institute (Session 1 Insights on CCS Funding Mechanisms)
    • Olivia Powis – UK Director, CCSA and Elena Bonfiglio - Policy Analyst, European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (Session 2 CCS and Job Market Readiness)
    • Alessia Virone – EU Affairs Director, Clean Air Task Force, and Pauline Bourguignon - Business Co-ordinator CCS, TotalEnergies (Session 3 The Evolution of CO₂ Storage in Europe)
    • Niall MacDowell – Professor of Future Energy Systems, Imperial College London and Dominic Rassool - Senior Business Development Lead, Global CCS Institute (Session 4 CDR and the Carbon Removal Certification Framework


Closing Remarks:

  • Jarad Daniels, CEO, Global CCS Institute

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