Pittsburgh (USA), April 27th – May 1st, 2015
The Call for Papers for the 14th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage has been released, and abstracts are being accepted through Jan. 23, 2015. This year’s conference, scheduled for April 28 – May 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pa., is set to be the most important and informative yet. The theme of the 2015 meeting is: Advancing CO2 Emission Reduction Systems to Achieve Global Reduction Goals, Meet Electricity Needs and Utilize Domestic Resources.
The International Energy Agency has concluded that the commercial deployment of CCUS/CCS systems is a MUST to meet GHG emission goalsdetermined necessary to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change. It is also demonstratively evident that often-mentioned goal of world leaders to meet the electricity needs of impoverished countries is not economically achievable without utilizing indigenous fossil resources. The Annual CCUS Conference has for the past 13 years been one of the vehicles to support meeting both these objectives.
The 2015 conference convenes with fossil-based power generators at a crossroads, not only in the US, but globally:
The US EPA deadline for carbon dioxide emissions reduction from existing coal-fired power plants is set for June 2015; Future U.S. coal-fired electric power plants face additional EPA requirements; and The U.K. liberal party is calling for banning coal-generated electricity from old plants without CCS.
Given this environment, the 14th Annual CCUS Conference again invites key decisionmakers and technical experts from around the globe to share their knowledge and experience to accelerate the commercialization of CCUS/CCS systems.