Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage (BECCS) Webinar

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage (BECCS) Webinar
27 Jan 2022
Online event

The Heat is On! – Webinar series

Webinar 1: The role of Bioenergy CCS (BECCS) in delivering negative emissions from biomass-based cogeneration and district heating

Save your spot on our free webinar on 27 January 2022 from 11am to 12pm

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 Join heat and energy decarbonisation experts from Ricardo, ADE and Drax who will discuss BECCS and the deep decarbonisation of industrial sites with combined heat and power (CHP). We will look at:

  • The role of BECCS in achieving net zero targets in the UK – Government policy and strategy  

  • The challenges facing the decarbonisation of industrial CHP sites

  • The role of BECCS in decarbonising industrial CHP sites

In the UK, natural gas is the largest fuel type in energy generation. A significant majority of CHP plants in the UK are currently fuelled by natural gas (72% of fuel input, representing 8.5% of all UK gas demand).
 
Modelling undertaken by BEIS of the impact of new natural gas CHP plants on the UK electricity market concluded that from 2032, unabated natural gas CHP would begin to displace an increasing proportion of low carbon generation, effectively raising carbon emissions and jeopardising the achievement of carbon budget targets.
 
Register now to:

  • Learn about industrial site decarbonisation.

  • Get up to speed with current policy relating to the deep decarbonisation of industrial sites.

  • Learn about technical, financial, and other key barriers facing the deployment of BECCS on CHP sites in the UK and how to overcome them.

  • Discover when it would make sense for a company to make the switch to BECCS.

  • Hear about business models that can help companies to reduce emissions quickly and at relatively low cost.

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Who is this webinar for?
This will be particularly suitable for forward-thinking organisations looking at options for deep decarbonisation and especially those looking to invest in or upgrade their CHP sites.
 
Moreover, those from hard-to-decarbonise sectors will find this particularly useful:

  • Heavy industry (e.g. steel, cement, chemicals) whose productions will have been disrupted by the recent surge in gas prices

  • Organisations that rely on heavy duty transport (road trucking, container shipping and aviation)

 

Programme

 11:00 – 11:10                   Introduction
Chairman – Dr Richard Hodges, Associate Director, and Industrial CHP Expert, Ricardo Energy & Environment
 
11:10 – 11:20                  The role of BECCS in achieving net zero targets in the UK – Government policy and strategy  
Panellist – Karl Smyth
Head of Bioenergy Carbon Capture & Storage (BECCS) Strategy & Engagement, Drax   
                            
11:20 – 11:30                   Challenges facing the decarbonisation of industrial CHP sites
Panellist –
Chris Friedler
Policy Manager, Association or Decentralised Energy (ADE)
 
11:30 – 11:40                   The role of BECCS in decarbonising industrial CHP sites
Panellist – Dr. Naser Odeh
Associate Director and Head of Carbon Capture & Storage, Ricardo Energy & Environment
 
11:40 – 11:55                  Q&A
                                         Panel discussion
                            
11:55 – 12:00                  Closing remarks
 
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