CCS Development Forum

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) Development Forum facilitates the development of CSS by bringing DECC and CCS stakeholders together.

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Development Forum facilitates the development of commercial CCS by bringing government and major CCS stakeholders together to remove barriers to deployment.

Whilst a proven technology, the development and commercialisation of full-chain Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) in the UK still presents many challenges, and will require close working between industry and government.

The government’s vision is for CCS to become competitive with other low carbon technologies in the 2020s, delivering secure and flexible energy at a competitive price.

The government cannot deliver this vision on its own – its role is facilitative, creating a market in which CCS is able to compete with other technologies, and providing support for early projects to overcome the additional barriers they face. For CCS to realise its full potential, industry will have a critical role to play in bringing forward commercially viable projects, and reducing to costs.

Therefore industry and government will have to work closely together to achieve their mutual objective of a strong and successful CCS industry in the UK.

Following the successful completion of the work of the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force in 2013, the Energy Minister Michael Fallon decided to re-launch the CCS Development Forum, in a revised format, to continue engagement but with a focus on industry and accelerating commercial deployment.

The leadership groups (the Storage Development Group and the Commercial Development Group) created as a result of the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force Final Report will report to the forum.

Membership

The CCS Development Forum originally met from 2010-2012. The new format for 2014 onwards, is designed with a focus on industry and prospective projects so that it can provide an environment for common issues to be identified and resolved – with the aim of accelerating commercial deployment.

The Energy Minister, Matthew Hancock, co-chairs the meeting with Michael Gibbons OBE, Chair of the CCSA.

CCS Development Forum members (2014)

Andrea Leadsom MP (Co-Chair) Minister of State Department of Energy and Climate Change DECC
Michael Gibbons (Co-Chair) Chairman Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Trevor Nash Chief Executive Sargas Power UK Ltd
Leigh Hackett General Manager Capture Power Ltd
Luke Warren Chief Executive Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Niall Mackenzie Director Energy, Materials & Agri-tech Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
Ashley Ibbett Chief Executive and Director OCCS DECC
Patrick Dixon Expert Chair, Office of Carbon Capture and Storage DECC / Independent
Angela Whelan Chief Executive Ecofin Research Foundation & Commercial Development Group
David Clarke Chief Executive Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)
Nilay Shah Professor of Process Systems Engineering Imperial College London; UK CCS Research Centre
Alan Foster Director European Business Development National Grid Carbon Ltd
Peter Whitton Managing Director Progressive Energy Ltd
Bill Spence Head of CCS Shell UK Ltd
Eric Redman Chief Executive Summit Power Group
Rob Hastings Director of the Marine Estate The Crown Estate & Storage Development Group
Dave Robson Technical Development Manager SSI UK Ltd
Graeme Sweeney Chairman Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP)

Minutes

The minutes from the meetings will be published on this website after each meeting.

27 January 2015: Minutes

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15 September, 2014: minutes

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12 March, 2014: minutes

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1 May, 2012: minutes

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Group documents

CCS Phase 2 Development Forum

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Stakeholder workshop presentation: responses on CfD and allocation design

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Letter to CCSA regarding third party access

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For previous minutes please go to the National Archives website.

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Contact details

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