Main Forum Day 1 | Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Time Agenda
09:50 Forum Introduction By Forum Chairperson
Highlights On Forum Day 1 Key Sessions
John Beever
CO2 Value Australia
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10:00 The Climate Challenge – The IPCC View
Prof. Mark Howden
Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions
The Australian National University
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10:30 Pursuing Integrity In CCUS: The Current Trajectory Of CCUS In Australia For Climate And Emissions
Richard Merzian

Director, Climate & Energy Program
The Australia Institute
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11:00 CCUS In New Zealand – A 2021 Stocktake
Brett Rogers
Elemental Group
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11:30 Panel Discussion: Investments Are Pouring Into Carbon Capture Tech, But Challenges Still Remain
  • While many countries committed to the Paris Agreement with plans and targets for mitigating their CO2 emissions, but what are the significant misconception of CCUS?
  • How regulatory policy can help to accelerate the development of CCUS technology in keeping on track of net-zero carbon emission by 2050?
  • Funding challenges – strategies in financing to fuel the various stages to commercialization CCUS technology despite some sort of funding support at early development stage
Panel Moderator:

John Beever

CO2 Value Australia

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Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
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Eduardo Robaina
Executive Vice President Operations
Add Energy
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Jeremy Stone
Non-Executive Director & Advisor
J-Power Latrobe Valley
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Peter Sallans
Technical Director
Zetta New Energy
A/Prof. Barry Hooper
Managing Director
UNO Technology
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12:15 Luncheon Break
13:00 Global CCUS Case Study: Yanchang CCUS And Potential CCUS In Denison Trough Gas Field
Dr. Wang Xingjin
Executive Director
Denison Gas
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13:30 CO2 Utilisation Roadmap: How Emerging CCU Technologies Could Be Used To Support Growth Opportunities In Australia
  • Explore the opportunities presented by emerging carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies for Australia to support new industries and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Determine the key advantages, barriers, and considerations to support scale-up for identified areas of CCU opportunity for Australia by drawing on extensive national and international consultation, modelling and analysis.
  • Provide key recommendations to facilitate the rapid deployment and upscaling of those CCU technologies identified as having the most potential.
Max Temminghoff
CSIRO Futures
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14:00 Future Of CO2 Conversion Tech In Reproducing Industrial Products With CO2 In A Transition Towards A Green Economy
  • Retrofitting CCUS technology at CO2 point source to capture produced CO2 and convert it into hugely valuable to industry
  • Creating nanoparticles that act as a catalyst to turn carbon dioxide into syngas – a mix of hydrogen and carbon monoxide used in industrial manufacturing
  • Scaling the potential of its technology that applies to convert wider scope of waste CO2 emitted by power plants
Sophia Hamblin Wang
CO2 Value Australia
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14:30 MCi Is An Australian Cleantech Using CO2 Utilization. Decarbonising Global Industries In Cement, Steel, Mining And Manufacturing
Marcus Dawe
Chief Executive Officer 
Mineral Carbonation International (MCi)
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15:00 Reducing CO2 Emissions In Manufacturing Processes And Converting CO2 Into Commercial Products Through Nanocatalysis
  • How new nanotechnologies use CO2 as a resource to produce fuels and chemicals, as well as new energy conversion and storage technologies to reduce CO2 emissions
  • How nanocatalysts can reduce the activation energy and contribute up to 35% of the world’s GDP
  • How its nanotechnology can achieve with combination of nanomaterials synthesis, process engineering, data science, molecular science and computation, augmented by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Dr. Weibin Liang
Senior Scientist & Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Sydney
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15:30 Carbon Dioxide Valorisation Using Liquid Phase Catalysis
  • Woodside-Monash Energy’s recent innovations in liquid phase catalytic approaches to produce bulk chemicals like formaldehyde and its derivatives
  • Advantages of Liquid phase catalysis over gas phase conversion – lower temperatures, controlled selective conversion towards desired products and cascade reactions which shift the equilibrium of the reaction to achieve high conversion
A/Professor Akshat Tanksale
Associate Professor & Theme Leader for the Carbon Capture, Conversion and Utilisation, Woodside-Monash Energy Partnership
Monash University
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16:00 Closing Remarks By Forum Chairperson
John Beever
CO2 Value Australia
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Main Forum Day 2 | Thursday, 28 September 2023

Time Agenda
09:50 Forum Introduction By Forum Chairperson
Highlights On Forum Day 2 Key Sessions
Dr. Matthias Raab
Chief Executive Officer
CO2CRC Limited
10:00 The Otway International Test Centre: Advancing CCUS Technologies
  • Impact of the Otway International Test Centre in the CCUS infrastructure
  • State-of-the-art seismic monitoring array for observing and benchmarking subsurface technologies and processes
  • All necessary regulatory approvals and support of local communities to complete CCUS investigations
Dr. Matthias Raab
Chief Executive Officer
CO2CRC Limited
10:30 The CarbonNet Project
  • Overview of The CarbonNet project and its impact on the feasibility for a commercial-scale, multi-user Carbon Dioxide (CO2) transport and storage network connecting industry in the Latrobe Valley to world class CO2 storage sites offshore in the Gippsland Basin
  • What is the latest project development and commercial establishment
  • What are the next steps of the CarbonNet project to show its sustainability and scalability
Steven Marshall
Operations Director – CarbonNet
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
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11:00 Glencore’s Carbon Transport & Storage Company (CTSCo) Project: Australia’s Most Advanced Onshore CCUS Project Capturing CO2 From A Coal-Fired Power Station And Permanently Storing The CO2 Deep Underground
  • Assessing the potential of an integrated CCUS hub in the Surat Basin that captures and safely stores emissions from multiple coal generators and other industrial sources, including gas, hydrogen, cement and chemicals
  • Store significant volumes of CO2 through the delivery of critical infrastructure to reduce and remove existing and future sources of industrial emissions
  • How its integrated post-combustion capture (PCC) plant can capture 110,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum
  • How its CO2 storage could potentially service multiple industrial users including coal, natural gas and hydrogen
Mick Buffier
Group Executive, Sustainable Development & Industry Relations, Global Coal Assets
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11:30 The Advent Energy Sea Blue Well: Assessing A CCS Prospect
Prof. Peter J Cook CBE
Advent Energy
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11:30 Calix Case Study: Decarbonizing Cement By Scaling Its CO2 Mitigation Technology For Cement And Lime
  • The first low-emissions intensity lime and cement pilot project (LEILAC-1) in mitigating CO2
  • How its direct separation carbon capture technology capture CO2 as it is released from the limestone from its heating process and yet separating furnace exhaust gases
  • How its LEILAC-2 plant separated 20% of regular plant’s process emissions which comprise an estimated 100 ktpa of CO2
Andrew Okely
General Manager, Sustainable Processing and Commercial
Calix Limited
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12:30 Luncheon Break
13:30 CO2 Geological Storage: Screening & Maturation Of Marketable Volumes
  • Business models enabled by CCS
  • Methodologies to screen and mature marketable volumes of CO2 Storage Resources
  • Technical criteria to ensure containment and storage safety including depleted fields and saline aquifers
Rosie Johnstone
Full Circle Carbon
14:00 Achieving The First Floating CCS Hub In Australia And Asia-Pacific
Matthew Holding

Study Manager, deepC Store Project
Transborder Energy
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14:30 Leigh Creek Energy CCUS Case Study
Cristian Bolda BCSEng (Mech), PMI, MEIAust

General Manager, Operations
Leigh Creek Energy Limited
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Noreen Byrne MSC Mgt, BCS Geol

General Manager, Sustainability & People
Leigh Creek Energy Limited
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15:00 The Critical Role Of CCUS In Delivering Our Clean Hydrogen Project In Gippsland
Jeremy Stone

Non-Executive Director & Advisor
J-Power Latrobe Valley
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15:30 Re-Carbonation Technology Will Enable Permanent CO2 Emission Reductions In This Decade
Dr. Louise Keyte
Director – UTS-Boral Centre for Sustainable Building & General Manager – Innovation
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16:00 Closing Remarks By Forum Chairperson
Dr. Matthias Raab
Chief Executive Officer
CO2CRC Limited



Post-Forum Workshop, Demonstration & Virtual Site Tour | Friday, 29 September 2023

Standards & Regulations of CO2 Storage Workshop
Greg Leamon
Geoscientist & Consultant
UNO Tech/KC8 Capture Technologies – Reducing CO2 Emissions From Industrial Sources
A/Prof. Barry Hooper
Managing Director
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Glencore’s Carbon Transport and Storage Company (CTSCo) Surat Basin CCUS Demonstration Project
Nikki Accornero
Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager
CTSCo Pty Ltd – A Glencore Company
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Virtual Tour: Calix’s LEILAC Plant in Lixhe, Belgium – CO2 Capture From Lime And Cement
Adam Vincent
General Manager – Lime Decarbonisation
Calix Ltd
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Video Tour: MCi Pilot Plant – CO2 Utilization
Sophia Hamblin Wang
Chief Operating Officer
Mineral Carbonation International (MCi)
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Space For Each Session Is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On A First Come, First Served Basis.