In the upcoming CO2GeoNet Open Forum, researchers from the global carbon capture and storage (CCS) community will discuss the latest developments in CCS and the role it could play in decarbonising industries.

This convention seeks to lift the lid on the advantages of using CCS as a tool for decarbonisation, in light of the agreements made at COP21 in December 2015 in which 195 countries unanimously entered a legally binding contract to limit global temperatures to below 2°C.

CCS is widely seen as a having a key part to play in this bond as well as the decarbonisation of various industries such as the cement, iron and steel production sectors.

The Open Forum will seek to understand its full potential and will focus on geological storage science and technology in terms of its policy and market context, with the event described as, “A key event for stakeholders and international CCS experts to meet and interact directly with Europe’s largest group of researchers on carbon dioxide (CO2) geological storage.”

A key event for stakeholders and international CCS experts to meet and interact directly with Europe’s largest group of researchers on carbon dioxide (CO2) geological storage

Topical workshops will run throughout the forum focusing on the entire CCS chain including scientific advances, emerging opportunities, the progress of large-scale projects and various ways to accelerate the deployment of CCS, across Europe, the US and further afield.

Additionally, academics and interested parties will discuss the potential role that CCS could play in a low-carbon future for Europe with a focus on policy, market and societal drivers and mechanisms.

Various workshops organised by the CO2GeoNet Association will also be available.

The 11th CO2GeoNet Open Forum will be held in Venice, Italy from 9th-10th May 2015.

 

CO2GeoNet is a non-profit scientific association focusing on CO2 geological storage. The Association is currently comprised of 26 research institutes from 19 European countries, and brings together over 300 researchers who study all areas of CO2 storage potential.