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2017 Agenda

Sunday | April 9

  1. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Monday | April 10

  1. 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM


  2. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Welcome Reception

Tuesday | April 11

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Turning Point: Carbon Capture Policy in 2017

    This presentation will review Federal and state carbon capture policy developments in 2016 and provide insight into what can be expected in 2017. Federal policies that will be covered include the leading tax credit for CO2-EOR, known as 45Q, as well as Private Activity Bonds and Master Limited Partnerships. This presentation will also review state level incentive policies such as eligibility of carbon capture in electricity generation portfolio standards, utility cost recovery mechanisms, and state assumption of long-term liability for sequestered CO2. The efforts of the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, a coalition of coal companies, oil companies, labor unions, and environmental NGOs will be highlighted.

  3. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Networking Break

  4. 9:30 AM – 11:15 PM

    Making History – Major CCUS Projects in the U.S.

    Deployment of CCUS in the U.S. has advanced by leaps and bounds already this year. Join us for updates on the nation’s most high profile projects. We will explore their paths to success and their lessons learned, as well as taking a look forward at what is to come.

    • Venkat Venkataraman Senior Technical Staff / U.S.Department of Energy/NETL
    • David Greeson Vice President, Development / NRG Energy, Inc.
    • Sallie Greenberg Associate Director - Energy Research & Development / Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois
    • Wesley D. Peck Principal Geologist / Energy & Environmental Research Center
  5. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


  6. 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

    CCS as a Bipartisan Issue

    CCUS is an effort that should, and in many cases does, have support of both sides of the aisle. We will explore the arguments for supporting CCUS from all viewpoints and discuss what it needed to bring all sides together to work toward policy parity for this vital technology.

    • Amishi Kumar Science and Technology Policy Fellow / Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
    • Rich Powell Managing Director - Policy and Strategy / Clear Path Foundation
    • John Thompson Director, Fossil Transition Project / Clean Air Task Force
    • Barry Worthington Executive Director / United States Energy Association
  7. 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Networking Break

  8. 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

    CCS From a Global Perspective

    This session looks at progress with CCS globally. CCS/CCUS technologies are expected to play a significant part in the global climate response. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the ability of CCS to reduce emissions from fossil fuel use in power generation and industrial processes – including from existing facilities – will be crucial to limiting future temperature increases to “well below 2°C”, including the combination of CCS and bioenergy capable of delivering negative emissions.

    • Sarah M. Forbes Scientist / U.S. Department of Energy
    • Juho Lipponen Head of Carbon Capture & Storage Unit / International Energy Agency
    • Ron Munson Principal Manager, Carbon Capture / Global CCS Institute
    • Simon O'Brien Quest Storage Manager / Shell Canada Limited
  9. 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Wednesday | April 12

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Amine based CO2 capture developments at the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad

    This work will present an overview of amine based CO2 capture developments at TCM DA over the last decades. Several vendors have demonstrated their respective technologies at TCM DA, subsequent of systematic and extensive scientific internal work and developments of their respective technologies. The work presents the previous status of amine based CO2 capture technologies compared to the current status as of 2017.

  3. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    CO2 injection well containment assurance experiment at The Mont Terri Underground Research Laboratory

    This paper will provide an overview of an experiment aimed to develop of sealants that restore containment to well completions experiencing CO2 leakage objective & impact on CO2 storage containment risk assessment. The presentation will: introduce the Mont Terri underground research laboratory site and experimental program capabilities with focus on CO2 sequestration research; summarize experimental equipment installation that has resulted in an intermediate scaled CO2 well leakage breach and repair assessment capability that enables scale-up to deep storage containment applications in the field; provide a summary of sealant testing protocols and results to date; and provides a summary of the path-forward to full field implementation of the tested sealant technology.

  4. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Overview and Status Update of U.S.DOE Fossil energy Carbon Capture & Geologic Storage Major Demonstration Projects

    This summary presentation will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) four active major carbon capture & geologic storage demonstration projects, which carry a total estimated cost of approximately $8.0 billion, including U.S. DOE’s cost-share of approximately $0.86 billion (11%).

    • Thomas Sarkus Division Director, Major Projects Division / National Energy Technology Laboratory
  5. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Aquistore: Measurement and Monitoring Research Results after One Year of Injection

    This presentation will discuss both baseline and ongoing MMV results at the Aquistore CO2 storage site in Estevan, Saskatchewan, including seismic interpretations, and will highlight additional research planned as injection volumes increase past the current 100K tonnes. Key results and comparisons between technologies being deployed at the site will also be discussed. Aquistore is the largest field laboratory ever established for the comprehensive measurement, monitoring and verification of CO2 storage and for the testing of technologies for that purpose.

    • Kyle Worth No Longer Here / Petroleum Technology Research Centre
  6. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Aerosol measurement and mitigation projects at the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad

    The objective of TCM DA is to test, verify, and demonstrate CO2 capture technologies suitable for deployment at full-scale. Amine emissions have since 2012 been observed to be correlated to impurities, as aerosols, in RFCC flue gases. This paper will present a summary of the results of the aerosols tests carried out in TCM amine plant during 2015. An evaluation of the maximum aerosol number concentration acceptable for operation with a solvent based on MEA will be provided. Furthermore this paper will describe the new Brownian Diffusion filter for removing aerosols installed end of 2016 and the future aerosol test campaign on RFCC flue gases with MEA scheduled in 2017.

    • Thomas de Cazenove Senior process and environment advisor / CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad DA
  7. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    CO2 and brine leakage through an abandoned well under geologic carbon storage conditions: impact of well depth, location and permeability

    This study is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP). This study is focused on the impact of CO2 and brine leakage through an abandoned well under geologic carbon storage conditions.

    • Liwei Zhang Research Associate / National Energy Technology Laboratory
  8. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Overview of CO2 Use and Reuse Systems Analysis Efforts at U.S. DOE/NETL

    This presentation will provide a summary of NETL’s system analysis efforts related to CO2 utilization options. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (U.S. DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Carbon Use & Reuse focus area addresses pathways and novel approaches for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by developing beneficial uses for CO2 that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere.

  9. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Time-Lapse 3D Surface Seismic for CO2 Plume Monitoring in the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project

    An overview of surface seismic surveys (baseline and monitor) will be explained. SED and acquisition of each survey as well as simultaneous processing workflow will be described in detail. Time-lapse attributes generated during processing and preliminary results from post-processing time-lapse analysis, showing the potential CO2 plume footprint, will also be discussed.

  10. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Status of Technology Development at the National Carbon Capture Center

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the NCCC provides state-of-the-art facilities and support for technology developers to advance the most promising post- and pre-combustion CO2 capture and gasification technologies for future commercial deployment. The NCCC facilities include the Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Center (PC4), located at Alabama Power’s E.C. Gaston power plant, and a pilot coal gasification plant which houses pre-combustion CO2 capture test sites. Operations at the PC4 have included more than 46,000 hours of bench- and pilot-scale technology evaluations, with over 6,200 hours under simulated natural gas flue gas conditions.

    • John Carroll NCCC Process Engineer / Southern Company Services
  11. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    The Likelihood and Consequences of Blowouts and High Pressure Leaks from CO2 Injection Wells: Implications for CO2 Losses from CCS and CCUS Projects.

    This study used a unique, new, catalogue of the blowouts of CO2 wells associated with CO2 EOR projects in part based on proprietary company information. The resultants estimates of the likelihood and volume of CO2 released by blowouts and high pressures well leaks are several orders of magnitude smaller than those estimated by previous published studies (based on analogues). Based on the data presented in this study it is estimated that, for both CCUS and CCS projects, the total CO2 releases associated with blowouts would be a negligible fraction of the ultimate sequestered volume of commercial scale projects.

    • Ian Duncan Research Scientist / BEG, Jackson School of Geological Sciences, University of Texas
  12. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Geochemical Monitoring Survey Results from CO2 EOR at Wellington Field in South Kansas

    Background geochemical water and oil sampling was performed at CO2 EOR at Wellington Field in South Kansas in order to understand if this method could be used as an early CO2 detection system, as a plume location and containment method, and in order to understand a degree of impact of CO2 on mineral composition, detect changes in water and rock geochemistry as a result of injection.

  13. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Quantitative Integration of Time Lapse Seismic Data for Reservoir Simulator Calibration: Illinois Basin - Decatur Project

    This presentation demonstrates a workflow which combines accepted practices in reservoir simulation, rock physics, and seismic modeling to create an analytical framework for effective utilization of time-lapse data for compliance with EPA Class VI plume monitoring requirements. The method acknowledges inherent limitations of seismic data but partially overcomes these limitations through conditioning against direct measurements. Adoption of such quantitative integration techniques will be vital for successful commercialization of CO2 geologic storage under the prevailing regulatory requirements.

  14. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Networking Break

  15. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Technology assessment for cost effective industrial CO2 capture applications

    This presentation will discuss technology options and economics of CO2 capture from different industrial CO2 sources at various CO2 capacities.

  16. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Successful Storage of One Million Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project, Decatur, Illinois

    This presentation focuses on results from the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a one million tonne CO2 storage demonstration project located in Decatur, Illinois. IBDP has successfully completed the injection phase of the project and is currently in the post-injection monitoring phase. Results from the IBDP will be shared.

    • Sallie Greenberg Associate Director - Energy Research & Development / Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois
  17. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Recent Progress in MRCSP Large-Scale CO2-EOR and Storage Research in Depleted Oil Fields in Michigan Basin

    Recent progress and key lessons from MRCSP large-scale test in the Michigan Basin EOR fields will be described, including extensive monitoring in a late-stage field and CO2 accounting across 10 EOR fields, all connected through a central processing facility. New monitoring is also starting with fiber optic downhole cables for temperature and acoustic sensing. Geologic characterization, a portfolio of monitoring technologies, and a variety of modeling technics are being used to understand the ultimate storage capacity, injectivity, and retention of CO2 in the EOR complex and eventually to evaluate storage potential along the buried reef trend of about 700 fields.

    • Neeraj Gupta Battelle Fellow/Senior Research Leader / Battelle
  18. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Monitoring of Deep CO2 Injection using Electrical Resistivity Tomography

    An autonomous monitoring system of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) was deployed for tracking migration of a CO2 plume at a depth of 3200 m in a 1 Mt/year CO2 injection experiment at Cranfield sponsored by USDOE Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership. Previously published work focused on analysis of the daily ERT data collected during the first 100 days of CO2 injection. In this study, we analyzed the remaining five-year noisy ERT data together with well logs and injection data for a better understanding of the CO2 flow process and reliability of an ERT monitoring system at a deep storage site.

  19. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Hybrid Process to Capture CO2 With Cold Membranes

    Air Liquide is developing a cost-effective hybrid CO2 capture process based on sub-ambient temperature operation of a hollow fiber membrane in combination with cryogenic distillation. The cold membrane technology has been recently demonstrated with 90% CO2 capture at 6 Tpd scale through extensive testing at the National Carbon Capture Center, AL. The pilot test data has been combined with a rigorous techno-economic analysis to predict capture costs from a 550 MW (net) coal power plant as well as at smaller scale (200-500 TPD CO2) to produce EOR-suitable CO2 and co-products from natural gas boilers or SMR plants.

  20. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Design and Operation of a 50 MWe (0.4 MMtonne/yr) CO2 Sequestration Facility

    Trimeric will review the design and operation of the 50 MWe (0.4 MMtonne/year) CO2 capture, compression, dehydration, and transportation system for the DOE MGSC Illinois Basin-Decatur Project (IBDP). The selected design will be compared with other options. The actual fixed capital investment for the facility will be presented. A summary of the operating costs over the 3 year injection period will be provided. Lessons learned that will be informative for future large-scale demonstrations and commercial projects will be discussed. The IBDP facility will be compared with the design, capital costs, and operating costs for a 10x full-scale facility.

  21. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Potential to Produce Oil and Store CO2 by Applying CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery to the Residual Oil Zone in the San Andres Formation in Four Counties within the Permian Basin

    The ROZ is an oil-bearing formation that has been naturally water flooded over millions of years. This oil can potentially be produced using CO2 EOR. NETL has developed a database of properties for the ROZ in the San Andres formation in four counties in the Permian Basin (Gaines, Yoakum, Terry, and Dawson). This paper presents the results of applying the FE/NETL CO2 Prophet Model and FE/NETL CO2 EOR Cost Model to assess the volumes of oil that can be produced and CO2 that can be stored by applying CO2 EOR to the ROZ in these four counties.

  22. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Retrofitting Plants for Carbon Capture and Utilization: Redefining the Carbon Supply Chain

    The state of Illinois, through the University of Illinois, is demonstrating on a large pilot scale the technical feasibility of retrofitting power plants with the Linde/BASF carbon capture system. The success of this project requires a process to systematically evaluate capture options for existing plants, identify non-traditional uses for the captured CO2, and then build a carbon supply to enable the implementation of these uses. This presentation shares the experience gained and progress achieved, along with identification of issues and challenges that need to be overcome from a technical, financial, and policy perspective.

    • Kevin OBrien Director / Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
  23. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    The Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership: CO2 Injection Update and Results of Adaptive Management Approach

    The presentation will give an overview of the Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership. Working with Denbury Onshore LLC, the PCOR Partnership is investigating CO2 storage in conjunction with commercial CO2 enhanced oil recovery at Bell Creek, and an update on current activities and CO2 volumes stored will be provided. The PCOR Partnership has formalized an adaptive management approach for developing commercial CO2 storage projects, which integrates site characterization; modeling and simulation; risk assessment; and monitoring, verification, and accounting. Examples of using this approach to integrate 4-D seismic and pulsed-neutron log data with the other elements will be given.

    • John Hamling Principal Engineer, Oilfield Operations / University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
  24. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Interpretation of Tracer Experiments during Enhanced Oil Recovery Operations at the Farnsworth Unit Oil Field

    The Southwest Carbon Partnership (SWP) is currently working to demonstrate the utilization and storage of CO2 in the Farnsworth Unit Enhanced Oil Recovery site under the final development phase of this U.S. DOE initiative. A component of the research is to use fluid tracers to understand the multifluid flow patterns that develop between injection and production wells via collected field data and supporting numerical reservoir models. The objective of this study is to provide an interpretation of the SWP tracer tests and the multiphase flow field system within the five-spot patterns using numerical simulation to recreate the tracer breakthroughs.

  25. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Detectability of CO2 and Brine Leakage from Legacy Wells into Aquifers Overlying a CO2 Storage Reservoir

    Geophysical techniques, such as magnetotellurics (MT), measure changes in the subsurface dissolved ion concentrations using an array of detectors at the ground surface. In support of the USDOE National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) monitoring program, we evaluate the effectiveness of MT in detecting brine and CO2 leakage from legacy wells into aquifers overlying a hypothetical CO2 storage reservoir at Kimberlina in the San Joaquin Basin, California. MT signal strength, a measure of total dissolved solids (TDS), is found to depend on the depth, volume, and TDS of the leakage plume, and the proximity of the MT sensors to the plume.

  26. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


  27. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

    CO2 Capture Project Phase (CCP4) - An update on the CCP4 Storage Program

    The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is an award-winning collaboration of major energy companies working together to advance technologies that will underpin safe and cost effective deployment of industrial-scale CCS. Phase 4 (CCP4) began in 2015; now in its sixteenth year it will continue to develop pioneering CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology research and knowledge at multiple levels of development, including exploratory research to demonstration. The presentation will provide an update on the latest work being undertaken by the Storage Team.

  28. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

    Constrained Permitting of Pilot and Development Projects for CCS

    This presentation will track the development and implementation of pilot and demonstration projects under various regulatory regimes developed for full scale commercial projects.

  29. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

    An Integrated Computational Approach to Systematically Design Physical Solvents for CO2-precombustion Capture Application

    I will present an integrated computational method to systematically design physical solvents for CO2 pre-combustion capture by integrating database, quantum ab initio calculations and classical force field simulations

    • Wei Shi Research Scientist, Research Engineer / National Energy Technology Laboratory
  30. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

    Monitoring CO2 injection at the Farnsworth EOR field in Texas using joint inversion of time-lapse VSP data

    Quantitative time-lapse seismic monitoring has the potential to track CO2 movement in geologic carbon storage sites. We apply our newly developed double-difference full-waveform inversion to time-lapse VSP data for accurately estimating subsurface geophysical properties changes caused by CO2 injection/migration.

    • Miao Zhang Postdoc / Los Alamos National Laboratory
  31. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Development of International (ISO) Standards for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    The presentation will describe the activities in developing the ISO standard for geologic storage of CO2, and discuss the considerations involved in constructing a multi-national document suitable for a variety of geological settings. The presentation will discuss the carbon storage life cycle and the various topics involved in site development covered by the standard, and the attempt to maintain the standard as performance-based.

    • Steve Whittaker Director Energy Research & Development / Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois
  32. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    CO2 Absorption in Sorbent-Solvent Suspension and the Interface Region: A Molecular Simulation Study

    I will present the simulation results to investigate CO2 loading and diffusion in the solid-solvent interface region.

    • Wei Shi Research Scientist, Research Engineer / National Energy Technology Laboratory
  33. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Geological Characterization of the Mt. Simon Sandstone for a Regional-Scale Flow Model

    A regional-scale flow model of the Mt. Simon Sandstone was developed for the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project, in order to simulate fluid migration and pressure increases that would result from hypothetical commercial-scale geologic storage. Previous iterations of the model contained simplified homogeneous layers. A new version featuring refined layering and heterogeneous petrophysical properties was developed to better represent geologic features that control fluid flow. Well log and core analyses were used to construct the layers and assign porosity-permeability values. This more realistic representation of regional-scale geology will allow us to evaluate model sensitivity to geologic heterogeneity.

    • Charles Monson Assistant Project Coordinator / Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois
  34. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Fast detection of induced microseismicity for CO2 injection monitoring

    We present a new tool for fast detection of CO2-injection-induced microseismic events. This monitoring tool enables us to better assess and mitigate risks associated with potential CO2 leakage and triggered large seismic events.

    • Ting Chen Scientist / Los Alamos National Laboratory
  35. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    The Role of Standardization for full-scale Deployment of CCS and CO2-EOR

    This paper will go through some of the main benefits and concerns for CCS and CO2-EOR in relation to standardization and provide a brief comparative analysis of the regulatory framework for storage (CCS) and associated storage (CO2-EOR) for the US and the EU, in order to analyze some of the challenges the working groups face drafting the standards. Finally some thoughts on how these standards may eventually form parts of some jurisdictions’ framework for CCS and CO2-EOR will be presented.

  36. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Integration Options for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Using Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

    Techno-economic comparison of various novel CO2 capture technologies is reported. Molten Carbon Fuel Cells are identified as a technology with high potential for high efficiency CO2 capture. Various integration options of the Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell technology for CO2 Capture with Natural Gas Combined Cycles is presented. The report includes analysis of heat integration methods and potential development areas to achieve high efficiency CO2 capture for both new build and retrofit applications.

  37. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Joint moment-tensor inversion of microseismic events using finite-difference waveform simulation for tracking the CO2 plume

    Moment tensors of microseismic events are used to track the fronts of the CO2 plume in subsurface geological formation. We develop a moment-tensor joint inversion method to reduce the inversion uncertainty. Synthetic waveforms in the inversion are computed using a finite-difference wave-equation scheme to account for the finite-frequency effects. The synthetic and field data results show that our joint moment-tensor inversion method has potential to obtain more accurate moment-tensor inversion result.

    • Yu Chen Research Associate / Los Alamos National Laboratory
  38. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Potential for CO2 Storage Cost Reductions with Greater Commercial Deployment

    This presentation summarizes results of work sponsored by the CO2 Capture Project (CCP) to first characterize costs associated with conducting CO2 storage today (First-of-a-kind costs), under current regulatory requirements, and using existing technologies and practices. Next, these are compared to potential Nth-of-a kind costs that can be realizable, due to evolving regulatory requirements and expectations, technology applications and performance, and regulatory and operator experience and knowledge. This work focuses on the costs associated with storage, monitoring and verification (SMV).

    • Michael Godec Vice President / Advanced Resources International, Incorporated
  39. 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Networking Break

  40. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Using experience and analogs to build tool for planning outreach for geologic storage projects

    Public acceptance of geologic storage projects continues to be an implementation concern. The RCSP Outreach Working Group engages in ongoing discussion to identify specific topics of concern and to explore options for addressing these aspects. This paper will include a review of outreach activities for projects in industries such as transportation, energy, and infrastructure. The group will look to these models for insights and to review tools that have been developed to assist project implementation. This effort is undertaken with the objective of translating the experience gained through the RCSP Initiative into actionable planning tools for future geologic storage projects.

  41. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    CO2 Capture Project Phase 4 (CCP4) - An update on the CCP4 Capture Program

    The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is an award-winning collaboration of major energy companies working together to advance technologies that will underpin safe and cost effective deployment of industrial-scale CCS. Phase 4 (CCP4) began in 2015; now in its sixteenth year it will continue to develop pioneering CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology research and knowledge at multiple levels of development, including exploratory research to demonstration. The presentation will provide an update on the latest work being undertaken by the Storage Team.

  42. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Fracture Sealing Potential of Shale-brine Reaction Effluent

    This research investigated the impact of in-situ precipitation from shale-brine reactive effluent on the conductivity of fracture-simulating microtubes under carbon sequestration conditions.

  43. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Development of commercially available process for reducing CO2 from fossil-fueled plant using a green microalga, Haematococcus pluvialis

    According to the rise of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) concept, microalgae have garnered considerable interest due to their ability to produce negative CO2 emissions. Herein, we report a commercially available microalgal process utilizing CO2 from a fossil-fueled plant. Based on the thin-film photobioreactor system and an astaxanthin-producing green microalga, Haematococcus pluvialis, we developed a novel mutant and cultivation strategies for enhancing productivity, and estimated astaxanthin and oil content as well as heating value. Consequently, we confirmed that we successfully established economically feasible CO2 reducing microalgae cultivation system which could be utilized as an element of BECCS as well.

  44. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Permitting Experiences from the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project Injection Well, CCS#1

    In this presentation, we will report on the UIC permitting experience of the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, a major CCS demonstration project. Project experiences will be used to discuss the Class VI permitting process and potential ways to increase permitting efficiency.

    • Randy Locke Head, Geochemistry Section / Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois
  45. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Technology Overview for Existing Power Plants to meet EPA Proposed CO2 Emission Reduction Regulations in June 2014

    This paper is an update to the paper “Compliance Options for the Existing Coal Fired Power Plants to meet Impending EPA CO2 Emission Reduction Regulations” that is published at the 2014 CCUS Conference, and will give an overview of commercial available low carbon footprint power generation technologies or carbon emission reduction measures used to replace or retrofit the existing power generation units. The overview is presented from technical and economic perspective.

  46. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Factors affecting rock integrity in deep geological CO2 storage

    Deep geological CO2 storage generates high pressure and temperature gradients into saline aquifers. The procedure can compromise the integrity of the host and caprock and if faults become pressurized, earthquakes in the reservoir and/or crystalline basement may be induced. Proper evaluation of rock response at in-situ conditions and upon CO2 injection is needed to assess the long-term safety of field projects. Laboratory tests at elevated temperatures and pressures representing 1 km deep storage conditions are performed on materials representing reservoirs (sandstone and limestone), caprock (shale), and crystalline basement (granite). Obtained data is used to simulate long-term effects of CO2 storage.

  47. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Development of low-cost, highly-selective and scalable electrocatalyst for CO2 conversion into energy-rich fuels

    This presentation will cover: the Development of a low-cost, highly-selective and scalable catalyst for CO2 reduction to multi-carbon products; Understanding the reaction pathway and key bottlenecks for CO2 conversion into energy-rich fuels; and Pathway towards commercially viable high-throughput CO2 conversion into fuels and feedstocks.

  48. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Trespass Liability for Trans-boundary Migration of Injected CO2

    This talk examines the extent of the interests of the surface owner in the subsurface and the law and legal theory related to subsurface trespass. It then examines whether surface damage and split estate acts enacted in the majority of oil and gas producing states could be construed to create a private cause of action for damages stemming from use of the subsurface. The talk concludes with the suggestion that the application of correlative rights in the subsurface pore space may clarify questions of trespass liability resulting from trans-boundary migration of injected substances and the acknowledgement that material questions related to liability remain.

  49. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Cost effective CO2 capture using BASF’s OASE® blue novel aqueous amine based technology

    Linde and BASF have jointly developed an aqueous amine based post-combustion CO2 capture technology named OASE® blue and are pursuing a two-prong approach to commercialization. While offering the currently developed option for first commercial application, further developments are pursued for cost reduction when applied at scale.

  50. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Comparison of CO2 Storage Coefficients from CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Using the FE/NETL CO2 Prophet Model and from Saline Storage Using NETL’s CO2-SCREEN Model

    Carbon dioxide can be stored in geologic formations by injecting CO2 into aquifers with no oil (saline storage) or by using CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in oil reservoirs. The fraction of the void space in the formation that is occupied by CO2 is called the storage coefficient. This paper estimates storage coefficients for pairs of formations that are almost identical. One has oil so CO2 EOR is employed to extract oil and store CO2. The other has no oil so saline storage is used to store CO2. The store coefficients from the two processes are compared.

    • David Morgan General Physical Scientist / National Energy Technology Laboratory
  51. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Enhanced Electric Power Generation Through Use of CO2 Injection for Heat Mining in Geothermal Reservoirs

    This paper describes some of the options for generating power from hot supercritical CO2 obtained from CO2 production wells connected to a geothermal reservoir, where the original source of the CO2 is sequestered CO2 captured from fossil fired power plants. The results include predictions of the power obtained by using produced hot sCO2 to provide heat to Organic Rankine Cycles, by directly expanding produced hot sCO2 in a turbine expander, and by using produced hot sCO2 to operate Brayton Cycles which use either air or sCO2 as the working fluid.

    • Edward Levy Faculty / Energy Research Center, Lehigh University
  52. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Thursday | April 13

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Puzzle Pieces - State Perspectives

    Regardless of what comes out of the federal government, several states have positioned themselves as leaders in the area of CCUS. The efforts of some of these states are laid out in the Great Plains Institute’s recent report “Putting the Puzzle Together.” This session will provide an overview of the report as well insight from those working at the state level to support the growth CCUS.

    • Brad Crabtree Vice President, Fossil Energy / Great Plains Institute
    • Al Collins Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs / Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    • Matt Fry Policy Advisor / Office of Governor Matt Mead-State of Wyoming
    • John Thompson Director, Fossil Transition Project / Clean Air Task Force
  3. 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

    Networking Break

  4. 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

    Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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