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Registration for the 2nd Annual Brussels Carbon Capture and Storage Summit will begin at 08.30 on the 26th January 2011, with the conference starting at 9.00. It will finish at 17:00, and is followed by a Networking Cocktail reception.


The conference will be moderated by Paal Frisvold, Director, Bellona Europa.


Please find below the current conference agenda, including details of confirmed speakers. We will be announcing more speakers shortly, so please check regularly for updates. 


For more information, including details of speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact James Wilmott on +44 (0) 2920 783 022 or


Wednesday 26 January, 2011


08:30 – 08:55

Coffee & Registration

08:55 – 09:00


Paal Frisvold, Director, Bellona Europa

09:00 – 09:30

Opening Keynote Addresses

09:00 – 09:15

European Commission's Perspective

Philip Lowe, Director General, DG Energy, European Commission

09:15 – 09:30

Ensuring CCS becomes a de-carbonising tool

Graeme Sweeney, Chairman, Zero Emissions Platform, Executive Vice-President, CO2, Shell

09:30 – 10:30

Session 1: Financing CCS - NER300 & the ETS:

Europe has allocated funding for CCS from two main sources. The New Entrance Reserve (NER300) and the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP). The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) which the NER forms part of, was designed to create a market for CO2 allowances that would ensure that the price for polluting was at an high enough level to trigger investments in low-carbon technologies.

Therefore, what will be the implications for CCS if the NER300 is auctioned later than 2013, particularly given the current low prices for ETS allowances? Given the considerable difficulties facing European economies and the requirement for co-financing, will NER300 contracts materialise in all cases? What role should the EIB play and is there an argument for NER funds to be released early with a claw back mechanism for the EIB at a later date? Can the market be relied upon and are adequate signals being provided by the EU and member states?

09:30 – 09:40

Session Presentation

Martina Doppelhammer, DG Climate Action, European Commission

09:40 – 10:30

Panel Discussion

Christopher Knowles, Head of Climate Change and Environment, European Investment Bank
Angela Whelan, Chief Executive, Ecofin Research Foundation

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:40

Session 2: EU & Member State policy tools – Striking the right balance

CCS is not currently mandatory on new-build power plants and with the current weak price-signals in the ETS, what other tools are available, both at a European and national level to ensure CCS development in Europe keeps up with the rest of the world?

Could levies on electricity companies play a role and what would be the impact upon consumers? Could a carbon tax help fund CCS deployment and how could this be structured? Should the Industrial Emissions Directive have excluded CO2 standards and will member states take the initiative and set their own more stringent national requirements?

This session will discuss these issues and explore other opportunities at national level.

11:00 – 11:15

The European Parliament Perspective

Chris Davies, Member, European Parliament, ALDE co-ordinator, Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

11:15 – 11:30

Options at national level

Adam Dawson, Chief Executive, Office of CCS, DECC

11:30 – 12:40

Panel Discussion

Mark Johnston, Senior Policy Officer, WWF
Peter Radgen, Technology Area Manager CCS, E.ON
Maarten de Hoog, Project Manager, CCS & Board Member, Rotterdam Climate Initiative


12:30 – 14:15


14:15 – 16:15

Session 3: Global CCS Development – The Current State of Play

Following on from an analysis of where Europe stands following COP15 and the possible policy options that might be available, this session will focus upon the development of CCS globally and provide case studies of best practice, lessons to be learnt and to identify possible avenues for ensuring confidence in the process of knowledge sharing.

Despite much debate, will the global CCS community of stakeholders come together and create a concrete framework for knowledge sharing? How should the community proceed in order to achieve the targets set at COP13?

14:15 – 14:30


Dave Hawkins, Director, Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

14:30 – 14:45


Derek Taylor, Regional Representative - Europe, Global CCS Institute

14:45 – 15:00


Doug Lammie, Director, CCS Projects, Government of Alberta

15:00 – 16:15

Panel Discussion

Stephen Brown, Director of CCS, CO2 Sense Yorkshire
Jingquan Chen, Second Secretary, Mission of PR China to the EU
Lou Bono, Counselor for Energy, Environment, Science and Technology, US Mission to the European Union
Juho Lipponen, Head of CCS, International Energy Agency
Doug Lammie, Director, CCS Projects, Government of Alberta

16:15 – 17:00

Session 4: Final Debate & Conclusions

This session will provide an authoritative summary of the conference, and draw together conclusions from the topics discussed during the day. It will provide delegates with an opportunity to interact with other stakeholders in an audience discussion based session.
Jeff Chapman, Chief Executive, The Carbon Capture & Storage Association
Jesse Scott, Programme Leader, E3G
Dave Hawkins, Director, Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council
Juho Lipponen, Head of CCS, International Energy Agency

17:00 – 17:05

Closing Remarks

Paal Frisvold, Director, Bellona Europa



Wednesday 26 January, 2011
08.30 to 17.00




Sofitel Europe

Place Jourdan 1

Tel: (+32) 2 2355 100

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