New for 2024, GHGT-17 is including a strategic component focused on advancing technologies from ideation to outcome. This stream explores commercialization, strategy, and the pathway to decision making and project completion. Along with sharing real world experiences, topics include securing financial commitments from partners, international collaborations, and government agencies. The strategic stream will offer unique content focused on advancing technologies from concept to commercialization from a strategic, less technical, perspective.

Join us as we hear from Canadian CCS projects that are on the path to, or have achieved FID. Panel speakers will share how business cases were developed, how project teams were able to overcome policy and regulatory challenges and and how risk mitigation plays an important role in project development. The panel will showcase the learnings that the International CCS Knowledge Centre, the Government of Alberta, Emissions Reductions Alberta, and global experts on CCS have acquired from industrial projects that are on the way to FID in Alberta, which is a microcosm for the world in its ambitions for CCS deployment.

Moderator: Beth Valiaho, Vice-President, Policy, Regulatory & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre 

CCS projects have a complex set of commercial and business risks that can differ across jurisdictions. Risks can be compounded if they are present at different stages of development and when there are multiple partners involved in a project. Who owns the problem if there are overlapping liabilities? What insurance is available? What about social licence considerations? This panel will explore the broad systemic risks with CCS as well as proven strategies to take projects across the finish line. 

Moderator: Jarad Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, Global CCS Institute

Various industry sectors will require CCUS / carbon management on their decarbonization pathways; however, the approaches will differ. This session will discuss how key sectors such as cement, steel, bio-CCS and waste-to-energy approach carbon management and what similarities and differences there might be between them. The session will examine cross-industry learnings, as well as the specific challenges for financing carbon management in different sectors.

Moderator: Juho Lipponen, Clean Energy CCUS Initiative & Mission Innovation CDR Mission

Developing CCS projects is complex in nature and regularly falls outside the normal scope of business for industries, while remaining a critical tool for reducing emissions. As a result, collaboration and partnership are fundamental to success. Experts will discuss the challenges, benefits, and necessity of collaborating and partnering on CCS projects, and share best practices and lessons learned for planning and developing the infrastructure and capital required.

Moderator: Breanne Fox, Director, Commercial, Capital Power

What are the biggest policy, pricing and industry trends across today’s largest carbon markets? How are compliance and voluntary carbon markets different, but also becoming increasingly interconnected – and why does this growing interplay matter, particularly under the UN Paris Agreement? What’s the current state of crediting standards/protocols for carbon removals and CCS? How are baselines tackled, safeguards incorporated, and permanence addressed under these frameworks? And what types of insurance products are rapidly emerging in this space? Join some of the world’s top carbon market experts to answer these questions and walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of the critical, catalytic role of carbon markets to help scale these high integrity projects with impact.

Moderator: To be confirmed

Getting to FID is a monumental achievement in the CCS space. But then what? Are we training enough skilled labour and developing the human capital we need to actually build the projects? What other human resource challenges do projects face, including safety considerations? How do companies develop secure supply chains that they can count on? What are the lessons learned from projects already in the engineering and procurement stages?

Moderator: Bill Whitelaw, Managing Director, Strategy & Sustainability, geoLOGIC systems

In this session, you’ll hear from leaders who will share their personal experiences developing the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage facility, Alberta Carbon Trunk Line, Boundary Dam and Weyburn Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Project.  In this fireside chat you’ll hear all the success stories and perspectives on the learnings we need to apply to future CCS projects.

Moderator: Neil Wildgust, President & CEO, Carbon Management Canada 

Hear from next generation CCS technologies that may offer cost, energy, and environmental advantages over conventional options, how this could transform the landscape for CCS, and the associated challenges of scale up and commercialization. In this fireside chat, you’ll hear the latest on the development and business case for new technologies. You’ll learn more about how some of these companies are taking an idea from lab to market, and what’s needed to move from demonstration to full commercial development for large-scale CCS projects.

Moderator: Justin Riemer, Chief Executive Officer, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Join us for a thought-provoking fireside chat exploring the vital role of Indigenous communities in CCS projects. This session will delve into how Indigenous groups are participating in CCS initiatives, highlighting successful partnerships and emerging opportunities. We’ll also discuss strategies to effectively build understanding of the purpose and technical aspects of CCS projects. Engage in this crucial conversation to understand more about the intersection of Indigenous rights, environmental stewardship, and the need for constructive collaborations for CCS deployments.

Moderator: Mac Walton, International CCS Knowledge Centre

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