2019 Programme

7th Annual International
Sotacarbo Summer School on CCUS and Low Carbon Technologies

Monday, June 10th, 2019 – Introduction
09:00 Registration
Opening session
Chairman: Alessandro Lanza (Sotacarbo, Italy)
10:30 Presentation and general introduction Alessandro Lanza (Sotacarbo, Italy)
10:40 Video message from Fatih Birol (Executive Director, IEA)
10:50 Welcome speech by Sardinian local authorities Paola Massidda (Mayor of Carbonia)
11:10 Word from the H.E. Ambassador for Italy Reenat Sandhu, (Embassy of India to Italy)
11:30 Sources of CO2, energy balance and CCUS approaches Giorgio Cau (University of Cagliari, Italy)
11:55 International policies on CCUS: SET Plan, CSLF and Mission Innovation Marcello Capra (Ministry of Economic Development, Italy)
12:20 Lunch

Session 1: Power generation from biomass
Chairman: Umberto Arena (Vanvitelli University, Italy)
13:30 Power generation from biomass Umberto Arena (Vanvitelli University, Italy)
14:00 Syngas cleaning approaches Muhammad Farooq (University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan)
14:20 Prospects for bioenergy CCS (BECCS) Srinivasaiah Dasappa (Indian Institute of Science, India)
14:40 Advanced oxycombustion technology for easy integration of CCS in
industrial applications Donato Montrone (Saipem, Italy)
15:00 Break
15:20 Working Groups
18:00 End of technical activities
19:00 Icebreaker cocktail

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Session 2: CO2 capture technologies
Chairman: Toby Lockwood (IEA Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom)
09:00 Pre-combustion CO2 capture: liquid solvents and mineral carbonation Aimaro Sanna (Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom)
09:30 Post-combustion CO2 capture technologies Toby Lockwood, IEA Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom)
10:00 The potential role of chemical looping, oxy-combustion and S-CO2 for the
reduction of global warming Bhima Sastri (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
10:30 Break
Session 3: Advanced modeling for gasification and CO2 capture
Chairman: Bhima Sastri (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
10:50 Multiphase modeling of low carbon energy devices Bill Rogers (National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA)
11:20 Multiscale CFD modeling and validation of reacting gas-solid flows with
application to fossil fuel reactors Mehrdad Shahnam (National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA)
11:50 Underground coal gasification and CCUS Preeti Aghalayam (Indian Instute of Technology, India)
12:20 Lunch
13:50 The CO2 Value Europe association Damien Dellamagne (CO2 Value Europe, Belgium)
14:10 Visit to the Sotacarbo platform and labs
15:10 Break
15:20 Working groups
18:00 End of technical activities

Wednesday, June 12th 2019
Session 4: CO2 utilization I
Chairman: Manuel Alvarez Guerra (University of Cantabria, Spain)
09:00 CO2 to liquid fuels: hydrogenation processes Flavio Manenti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
09:30 CO2 to liquid fuels: electrochemical and photo-electrochemical processes Manuel Alvarez-Guerra (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain)
10:00 CO2 to chemicals Angela Di Benedetto (University of Bari, Italy)
10:30 Break
Session 5: CO2 utilization II
Chairman: Flavio Manenti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
10:50 Hydrogen production technologies from renewable sources Jesús Rodríguez Ruiz (Centro Nacional del Hidrógeno, Spain)
11:20 CO2 conversion into high-value materials To be confirmed
11:50 Intellectual property and patents Alessandro Leganza (Venice IP, Italy)
12:20 Lunch
13:50 Working groups
15:00 Touristic tour and dinner

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Session 6: CO2 geological storage I – concepts
Chairman: Sallie Greenberg (Illinois State Geological Survey, USA)
09:00 CO2 magic show Andrew Feitz (CO2CRC, Australia) and Sallie Greenberg (Illinois State
Geological Survey)
09:30 CO2 storage: where we are and new challenges Sergio Persoglia (GO2GeoNet, France)
09:45 Site characterization for CCS and trapping mechanisms Ralf Haese (Peter Cook Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria,
10:10 Site monitoring technologies To be confirmed
10:35 Break
Session 7: CO2 geological storage II – sites
Chairman: Ralf Haese (Peter Cook Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia)
10:50 The relevance of natural labs to test monitoring techniques and ecosystem response Michela Vellico and Cinzia De Vittor (OGS, Italy, and ECCSEL-ERIC)
11:20 The role of the public in CCS projects: the experience in Decatur Sallie Greenberg (Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois, USA)
11:50 The Otway project Andrew Feitz (CO2CRC, Australia)
12:20 Lunch
ECO-BASE workshop on EOR
Chairman: Roman Berenblyum (IRIS, Norway)
13:50 TBD
15:00 Break
15:20 Working groups
18:00 End of technical activities

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Session 8: CCUS economics and legislation
Chairman: Matthias Finkenrath (Kempten University of Applied Science, Germany)
9:00 CCUS: commercial and pilot applications in the world To be confirmed
9:30 CO2-free power generation: economic performance Mathias Finkenrath (Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
10:00 CCUS: legal issues Ada Gimnes Jarøy (IOM Law, Norway)
10:30 Break
Session 9: International collaborations on CCUS
Chairman: Sergio Persoglia (CO2GeoNet, France)
10:50 The CO2GeoNet organization (CO2GeoNet, France)
11:20 EERA-CCS (CO2GeoNet, France)
11:50 ECCSEL: the European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure Sverre Quale (ECCSEL-ERIC, Norway)
12:20 Lunch
13:50 Presentations by the workgroups
15:10 Concluding remarks Alessandro Lanza
15:30 Visit to the Serbariu Old Mine Museum
17:00 End of the School

The 7th edition of the Sotacarbo Summer School is organized within the “Centre of Excellence on Clean Energy” project (CUP: D83C17000370002), funded by the Regional Government of Sardinia (FSC 2014-2020).