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Conference sparks global interest

1 Dec 2020

Two days of insight and debate on carbon capture and storage starts online tomorrow (Wednesday) at CCUS 2020, chaired by Humber Zero Project Director Jonathan Briggs.

Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP and Scotland’s Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP are among the speakers tomorrow (1st).

Almost 1,000 people from across the world have registered for the two-day conference.

Conference will hear from policymakers, developers and industry representatives from the UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Japan, China, Australia and the EU.

A US showcase event on Thursday (3rd December) will look at the policy, projects and infrastructure needed for a thriving US carbon capture market.

Among the other speakers are:

  • Darren Jones MP, Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee
  • Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA
  • Jenny Baxter, Chief Engineer, IMechE
  • Roz Bulleid, Head of Policy, Green Alliance
  • Jarad Daniels, Director of the Office of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Engagement, US Department of Energy
  • Sue Ferns, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect
  • Anthony Green, Project Director – Hydrogen, National Grid
  • Anthony Hobley, Executive Director – Mission Possible Platform, World Economic Forum
  • Bryony Livesey, Director – Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, UKRI
  • Sian Lloyd Rees, Head of UK and SVP Europe & Africa, Aker Solutions

Jonathan was looking forward to an insightful two days.

“This is a crucial time for our industry and there has been a lot of interest in the conference,” he said.

“I’m pleased with the quality of speakers and the number of delegates from across the world.”

Here in the UK, carbon capture and storage was one of the ten pillars in the Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, announced earlier this month.

CCUS 2020 is sponsored by SSE Thermal, Carbon Clean, BP, Equinor and ERM and promises two packed days of insight, ideas and debate. Further confirmed speakers include:

CCUS 2020: Delivering clean and sustainable growth is free and attendees can register at

 All content will remain available online to registered delegates after the event.