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Rising energy demand and concerns over security of energy supply are the driving force behind the increasing interest in coal gasification.  SMi’s 3rd annual Gasification conference will bring together leading industry experts to share information and discuss the challenges facing the industry.

Covering a wide range of industry driven topics such as the latest UCG and IGCC developments, Gasification 2010 will also be uncovering some newer trends including biomass gasification and niche technologies within the field. Featuring speakers from key projects around the world and providing in-depth analysis of the issues facing the sector, this comprehensive conference provides essential information for the coal and power industries.

Key topics to be addressed:

  • Commercialisation of UCG and implication of the global warming debate
  • Biomass gasification for 2nd generation biofuels
  • Views on IGCC economics, commercialisation
  • Investor's view on risk profile and financial ability of gasification project
  • Gasification by devolitization, an evolution in obtaining clean energy from coal
  • Gasification in a carbon constrained world
  • Warm gas cleanup: Integration with carbon capture

 

 

This is an ideal chance to become part of a stimulating conference, designed to create the perfect setting for the exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.  SMi presents focused, business led conferences, tailored to meet the demands of industry.  Make sure the conference provides you with the information and networking you need to succeed.

  • Gain essential insight into the progress that’s been made within the industry
  • Evaluate the latest UCG and IGCC developments
  • Appreciate the potential that lies in biomass gasification and the opportunities and challenges it presents
  • Learn about vital financial and investment considerations when it comes to raising capital in an uncertain financial market
  • Understand the possibilities of developing niche markets with gasification technologies

 

 

 

  • Anyone involved in, or considering launching, a clean coal project
  • CEOs, COOs and Directors of power generating companies
  • Financial director, policy officer, environment/CO2 manager
  • Developers of Gasification technologies

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Munir Hassan

Munir Hassan, Partner (Energy and Utilities), CMS Cameron McKenna

9:10 COMMERCIALISATION OF UCG AND IMPLICATION OF THE GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE

Len Walker

Len Walker, Managing Director, Cougar Energy

  • Cougar’s commercial progress
  • Conventional wisdom on “man-made global warming”
  • UCG as a pathway to supply of low carbon fuels and chemicals
  • 9:50 GLOBAL GASIFICATION UPDATE

    James Childress

    James Childress, Executive Director, Gasification Technologies

  • The provision of significant environmental benefits
  • Competing effectively in high-price energy environments to provide power and products
  • Gasification products and applications
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GASIFICATION OF ALTERNATIVE FEEDSTOCKS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SYNFUELS AND 2ND GENERATION BIOFUELS

    Tony Fordham

    Tony Fordham, Managing Director, ITI Energy Ltd

  • Biofuel gasification
  • Securing feedstock for power and chemical plants
  • Competing renewables technologies
  • 11:40 SMALL SCALE GASIFICATION - FIXED BED

    Thomas Meth

    Thomas Meth, Executive VP, Sales & Marketing, Intrinergy

  • Financing challenges of early stage technology applications
  • Feedstock challenges fuel flexibility vs. capital costs
  • Pyrolysis pilot in Ohio.– great syngas production but not project financeable
  • US economics vs. European economics
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 BIOMASS GASIFICATION FOR 2ND GENERATION BIOFUELS

    Bram van der Drift

    Bram van der Drift, Biomass, Coal and Environmental Research, ECN

  • Status of biomass gasification
  • Biomass and coal
  • Biomass and CCS
  • 14:30 GASIFICATION ENTERS WASTE SECTOR

    Tony Grimshaw

    Tony Grimshaw, Project Director, EnerG

  • Technologies being applied to waste
  • Estimating a commercially viability
  • Review of current projects
  • 15:10 MAKING IGCC/CCS HAPPEN

    Michael Gibbons

    Michael Gibbons, Director, Powerfuel plc

  • Current status of project activities
  • Defining project premises in a changing environment
  • Market expectations
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by Afternoon Tea

    Munir Hassan

    Munir Hassan, Partner (Energy and Utilities), CMS Cameron McKenna

    16:20 Close of Day 1

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James Childress

    James Childress, Executive Director, Gasification Technologies

    9:10 INVESTMENT CONSIDERATIONS -SUCCESSFUL FINANCING FOR AN IGCC PROJECT

    Micheal Degernes

    Micheal Degernes, Portfolio Manager – Utilities, Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

  • Raising capital in an uncertain financial market
  • Equity versus debt--balancing the competing interests of project investors
  • Need for financial incentives to ensure CCS and syngas projects are financially viable
  • 9:50 UCG – THE NEW FRONTIER FOR GLOBAL ENERGY INVESTORS

    Erik Schäfer

    Erik Schäfer, Co-Chairman, Direct Invest

  • Energy Investments – UCG Commercialisation
  • Due Diligence of UCG Projects from an Investor’s Perspective
  • Sustainable Financing
  • UCG Activities of Direct Invest
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GASIFICATION BY DEVOLITIZATION, AN EVOLUTION IN OBTAINING CLEAN ENERGY FROM COAL

    Robert Walker

    Robert Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bixby Energy Systems Ltd

  • How it works
  • The benefits to be derived from adopting this technology
  • Assessing the commercial viability
  • 11:40 VIEWS ON IGCC ECONOMICS, COMMERCIALISATION

    Steffen Weil

    Steffen Weil, Researcher, Gasification Group, RWE Power AG

  • Status of Post Combustion Capture activities
  • Site selection for IGCC and CO2 sinks
  • Business approach for IGCC with CCS
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CO2 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY FOR CCS AND EOR

    Rolf Habel

    Rolf Habel, Head of Marketing -OM- Division Oil & Gas , MAN Diesel & Turbo

  • Different applications for CO2 compression technology: EOR, CCS, IGCC and more
  • Overview of various CO2 compression technologies
  • Recent developments, innovations in CO2 compression technology
  • 14:30 REALISING THE GLOBAL CCS POTENTIAL

    Judith Shapiro

    Judith Shapiro, Policy Officer, The Carbon Capture & Storage Association

  • What profit is there in CCS?
  • General issues of CO2 storage in gasified coal seams
  • Competitiveness of UCG-CCS on the European energy market
  • 15:10 GASIFICATION IN A CARBON CONSTRAINED WORLD

    Viren Doshi

    Viren Doshi, Senior Partner, Head of Global Energy, Chemicals & Utilities, Booz and Company

  • Technical and regulatory constraints: geology, gas processing, CCS
  • Meeting low CO2 emissions objectives by European Union
  • Utilising carbon markets to reduce short and long term emissions
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by Afternoon Tea

    James Childress

    James Childress, Executive Director, Gasification Technologies

    16:20 Close of Day 2 and Conference

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    Workshops

    The Global CCS Outlook Since Copenhagen
    Workshop

    The Global CCS Outlook Since Copenhagen

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    21st April 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

    Buckingham Gate 45/51
    London SW1E 6AF
    United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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