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TCM presented at large European conferences

Technology Centre Mongstad was presented at large conferences in United Kingdom and Germany October 8-12.. This is part of TCMs strategy of global knowledge sharing.

- Our ambition is to participate in key conferences to share knowledge of what we are doing. It was exciting to experience how interested people are in our test centre and activities at Mongstad. I got many questions from the audience and from journalists after the sessions in London, says Vegar Stokset, TCMs Head of Communications.

The first conference,  titled “Getting carbon capture moving faster”, was held in Geological Society in London, and discussed whether the industry is developing at a satisfactory pace bearing in mind the challenges involved, and looked at possible ways to accelerate the industry's growth.

We shared how we got TCM up and running as the world's largest and most advanced laboratory for testing carbon capture technologies and what we aim to achieve. The speakers came from Eon, Amec, Crown Estate and TCM, and was chaired by Stuart Haszeldine, professor of carbon capture and storage, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh
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The second presentation in London was at the large gas conference Gastech at ExCel.  Innovation was a key theme when high-level speakers provided significant insights and updates about the latest developments in gas technology and CCS.
It is generally accepted that the power generation sector will continue to rely on fossil fuels to provide reliable and affordable electricity over the short- to medium-term. And with ambitious climate change targets looming, the sector is eyeing Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) as a solution to its predicament.
At the Gastech conference, emerging lessons from current demonstration projects was explored,  and key innovation that paves the path to a sustainable future for this nascent carbon-mitigation industry were highlighted.  CEO of CCSA, Jeff Chapman, chaired the conference which included speakers from i.e. Siemens, Fluor, Eon and TCM.
TCM also presented its latest developments at the 8th European Fossils Forum in Berlin on October 12, hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) acts as secretariat of the Forum, covering subjects related to fossil fuels in the context of EU energy policies.

TCM talked about the road from test center to full scale at Mongstad in a session focusing on how to overcome barriers and increase momentum in CCS, moderated by  Kai Tullius, from DG Energy who also presented a status of CCS demonstration in Europe. Chairman of ZEP, Graeme Sweeney talked about creating a secure environment for CCS investment in Europe, while Monica Lupion from the Compostilla project in Spain shared lessons learned from public engagement activities on CCS.

Next stop for TCMs knowledge sharing will be at GHGT 11 in Kyoto, where TCM will present three papers and have its own exhibition booth.

Publisert 10/18/2012

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