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The outlook for coal gasification as a means of power generation

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Do you want to know how the gasification industry is going to evolve?  Will changing European and national regulations affect your business?  Are you interested in investing in clean coal technologies?
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What role will coal gasification play in the future energy mix?

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SMi’s Gasification conference brings together legislators, financiers, technology providers and the power companies which are driving forward Gasification projects, providing an unparalleled opportunity to assess and discuss the future of coal gasification as a means of power generation.


At SMi’s Gasification conference you can:
Hear
Case Studies from current and proposed Gasification projects
Understand the barriers to coal gasification as a means of commercial power generation
Analyse the key components and developments for IGCC in a carbon restrained world
Explore the carbon management options for Underground Coal Gasification
Deepen your understanding of the future markets for cleanly produced coal power
Assess the impact of proposed legislative reform
Gather information about the role of global carbon markets in driving forward clean coal technologies
Improve your knowldege of the role feasibility studies play in Gasification projects
Benefit from a concentrated forum of networking opportunities and information gathering
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Hear from power companies:

  • Rien van Haperen, Project Director, Nuon Magnum, Nuon
  • Dr Karl-Josef Wolf, Researcher, Gasification Group, RWE Power AG
  • Simon Goodwin, Head of Clean Coal, Centrica Energy
  • Dr Len Walker, Managing Director, Cougar Energy Ltd
  • Michael Gibbons, Director, Powerfuel Power Ltd
  • Mona Låte, Staff Engineer, New Energy Research Centre, StatoilHydro

Hear from legislators:

  • Mihai Tomescu, European Commission, DG Environment

Hear from financiers:

  • Mark Lewis, Director, Commodities Research, Global Carbon Markets, Deutsche Bank AG

And other industry experts including:

  • Juergen Karg, Director, Business Development IGCC, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Siemens Power Generation
  • Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Carbon Management Program Leader, Energy & Environmental Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Phil Hare, Director, Pöyry Energy Consulting
  • Silvio Arienti, Process Director, Foster Wheeler Italiana, Power Division
  • Kenneth Fergusson, Senior Adviser, UCG Partnership
  • Dr A.K. Booer, Business Development, Schlumberger Carbon Services
  • Viren Doshi, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton International (UK) Ltd
  • Graham Chapman, Managing Director, Energy Edge Ltd
  • Michael Blinderman, Director, Ergo Exergy Technologies Inc.
  • Simon Maev, Director, Laurus Energy Inc.
  • Dr Heleen Groenenburg, Scientific Researcher, ECB Policy Studies


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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Rachael Johnson, Editor, World Coal will Chair Day One of the conference.

Dr Jeff Chapman, Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association will Chair Day Two of the conference.


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rachael Johnson

Rachael Johnson, Editor, World Coal

9:10 NUON MAGNUM IGCC PLANT

Rien van Haperen

Rien van Haperen, Project Director, Nuon Magnum, Nuon N.V.

  • Overview of Nuon Magnum
  • Development of project set-up
  • Present status
  • CCS-incorporation
  • Outlook
  • 9:50 THE ETS AS A TOOL FOR LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT

    Iain Turner

    Iain Turner, Managing Director and Head of Utilities Research, Deutsche Bank

  • Carbon markets are designed not just to reduce emissions in the short term, but more importantly over the long term 
  • By sending a long-term price signal, carbon markets force industrial companies to take the cost of carbon into account in their long-term investment decisions 
  • Renewable-energy and CCS (carbon capture and storage) power-generation technologies are still not commercially viable, but the higher the carbon price the more competitive they become 
  • We estimate that CCS is commercially viable at a carbon price of E35-40/t 
  • The ETS can help make the EU the global leader in CCS technology if carbon prices rise to E35-40/t
  • We think the EU's target to reduce GHG emissions by 20% by 2020 implies a carbon prices of E35-40/t
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 ISAB ENERGY IGCC

    Silvio Arienti

    Silvio Arienti, Process Director , Foster Wheeler Italiana Spa

  • ISAB Energy's IGCC plant entering 8th year of successful operation
  • Client required addition of a third gasification unit, smaller than two existing ones, and a new hydrogen production unit
  • Scope of the project and comparisons of options facing the client
  • Key technical and economical considerations
  • Strategy adopted to ensure construction and start-up of new facilities while existing plant is in operation
  • 11:30 THE HATFIELD POWER PROJECT - MAKING IT HAPPEN

    Michael Gibbons

    Michael Gibbons, Director, Powerfuel Power Ltd

  • Perspectives on the policy and practical issues in developing the project
  • An update on this leading scheme
  • Aspects of the role for coal and security of electricity supply in the UK 
  • Current state of CCS in the UK
  • 12:10 ECONOMICS OF CLEAN COAL PROJECTS FROM A POWER PRODUCER’S PERSPECTIVE

    Simon Goodwin

    Simon Goodwin, Head of Clean Coal, Centrica Energy

  • Rationale behind new generation build and choices 
  • Role of ETS carbon pricing in determining the feasibility of coal vs gas projects 
  • Need for financial incentives to ensure CCS and syngas projects are financially viable 
  • Role of the Government in providing support to enable private industry to drive forward implementation of clean coal projects
  • The Centrica Teesside clean coal project
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:20 RWE’S IGCC-CCS PROJECT

    Karl-Josef Wolf

    Karl-Josef Wolf, Researcher, Gasification Group, RWE Power AG

  • Why should RWE invest in IGCC-CCS
  • What are the Gasification Technologies
  • Where will the CO2 be stored
  • What are the hurdles to overcome
  • 15:00 UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION

    Kenneth Fergusson

    Kenneth Fergusson, Senior Adviser, UCG Partnership

  • A brief history of UCG
  • Basic facts
  • The advantages UCG has over other technologies
  • Achieving commercialisation of UCG on a global basis
  • Case studies of current and potential UCG projects around the world
  • 15:40 PRACTICAL ISSUES IN THE COMMERCIALISATION OF UCG

    Dr Len Walker

    Dr Len Walker, Managing Director, Cougar Energy

  • UCG activity in Australia and its international impact
  • Cougar Energy UCG project development plans
  • Issues in technology commercialisation
  • Prospects for commercial UCG development in the UK
  • 16:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:50 APPLICATION OF THE EXERGY UCG TECHNOLOGY IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

    Michael Blinderman

    Michael Blinderman, Director, Operations, Ergo Exergy Technologies, Inc.

  • UCG as a pathway to supply of low carbon fuels and chemicals
  • The Exergy UCG technology: efficiency, environmental performance, costs
  • International deployment of the Exergy UCG technology in commercial projects: challenges, solutions, results
  • 17:30 DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL UCG PROJECTS IN CANADA

    Simon Maev

    Simon Maev, Director, Laurus Energy Inc.

  • General development pathway – our approach 
  • Major factors for consideration 
  • First project – Tomahawk I 
  • Tomahawk II,-III, etc.
  • Future development-value added products
  • 18:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jeff Chapman

    Jeff Chapman, CEO, The Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)

    9:10 CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGIES – DO WE HAVE THE COAL PART OF THE EQUATION?

    Linus Adler

    Linus Adler, Analyst, Energy Edge Ltd

  • Are global coal resources extensive enough to meet increased demand from CCT’s 
  • How are global resources defined 
  • Which countries have the most and least resources 
  • What production costs can be sustained to improve CCT economics 
  • Which coals may be most suited to use in CCT
  • 9:40 KEY COMPONENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS FOR IGCC IN A CARBON CONSTRAINED WORLD

    Juergen Karg

    Juergen Karg, Director Business Development IGCC, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Siemens Power Generation

  • IGCC experience and lessons learned
  • Key components
  • Market requirements and product development
  • Business approach for IGCC with CCS
  • 10:20 ENABLING CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

    Mihai Tomescu

    Mihai Tomescu, Desk Officer, DG Environment, Unit C5 "Energy and Climate", European Commission

  • Why do we need CCS?
  • Outline of the enabling legal framework for CCS
  • Managing risks and addressing liabilities
  • Management framework for geological storage of CO2
  • Support for early demonstration of CCS in the EU
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 STATOILHYDRO'S CCS-PROJECTS IN OPERATION OR UNDER DEVELOPMENT

    Mona Låte

    Mona Låte, Staff Engineer, StatoilHydro New energy Research Centre

  • Background and framework for Norwegian CCS projects
  • Operating CCS projects and projects in the pipeline
  • The way forward
  • 11:50 CO2 GEOLOGICAL STORAGE

    Dr Tony Booer

    Dr Tony Booer, Business Development, Schlumberger Carbon Services

  • Lifecycle of a CCS project
  • Selecting appropriate storage sites
  • Monitoring and management of storage sites
  • Lessons learned from CCS projects so far
  • 12:20 CCS IN LOW CARBON ELECTRICITY MARKETS

    Phil Hare

    Phil Hare, Director, Poyry Energy Consulting

  • Underlying cost drivers
  • Assessment of different capture processes
  • Uncertainties and risks
  • Competing renewables technologies
  • Windows of opportunity in the market
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:20 HOW POWER COMPANIES USE CARBON CREDITS FOR CLEAN COAL

    Jos Cozijnsen

    Jos Cozijnsen, Consulting Attorney , Emissions Trading

  • How to make use of the new EU enabling and financing provisions
  • Developing the necessary CO2 pipeline and storage infrastructure
  • CCS and clean coal in the Second Netherlands Allocation Plan and further
  • Dutch demos and first movers
  • 14:40 REALISING CCS DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE EU AND THE NETHERLANDS

    Heleen Groenenberg

    Heleen Groenenberg, Researcher, ECN Policy Studies

  • The likelihood of an innovation failure of the ETS
  • Possible EU and Member State policies to incentivise CCS
  • CCS in the Netherlands: demos in North NL and the Rotterdam region
  • Outlook
  • 15:00 QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION ON CCS IN NETHERLANDS

    Heleen Groenenberg

    Heleen Groenenberg, Researcher, ECN Policy Studies

    Jos Cozijnsen

    Jos Cozijnsen, Consulting Attorney , Emissions Trading

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 MAKING CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE PROJECTS HAPPEN

  • CCS project economics
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks necessary to enable investment in CCS projects
  • Overview of current policy status and policy trajectory in key markets (EU, US, China)
  • Development of CCS industry in these markets through 2020
  • Viren  Doshi

    Viren Doshi, Senior Vice President , Booz Allen Hamilton International (UK) Ltd.

    Robert  Murray

    Robert Murray, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

    16:20 CARBON MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION

    Dr Julio Friedman

    Dr Julio Friedman, Carbon Management Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Synergies between UCG and CCS
  • Preferred capture technologies for UCG syngas
  • Conventional sequestration options
  • Reactor zone carbon sequestration as an option
  • Minimal initial considerations for commercial projects
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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