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International Sulcis CCS Summer School 2017

Sulcis CCS Summer School 2017Organised by ENEA, Sotacarbo, University of Cagliari (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Materials), IEA CCC and CO2GeoNet, the International Sulcis Summer School on CCS Technologies will be held at the Sotacarbo Research Center of Carbonia (CI) from 19 to 23 June 2017. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. Almost 60% of CO2 emissions produced by human activities comes from large industrial plants such as coal-fired power plants, oil and gas, refineries and manufacturing plants of steel, cement, paper and chemicals. The CO2 released into the atmosphere contributes to global warming. CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) technologies can reduce CO2 emissions level, capturing carbon dioxide before it’s been released and then injected it into deep subsurface rock formations for long-term storage. The Sulcis Summer School is open to 40 students from all over the world with a background in engineering, geo-technologies and socio-economic disciplines. The School venue is the Sotacarbo Research Center, which provides industrial and demonstrative plants, laboratories and expertise on advanced clean coal technologies.

The Sulcis Summer School on CCS, organised with the support of universities, research institutes and major companies in the sector, aims to offer to participants a broader view of all the possible issues that revolve around a theme of urgent relevance today, such as the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. It also provides information and documentation on all the technological sides of the CCS subject – including an update of ongoing projects worldwide. Lessons are mixed with practical training in the “field”. All registered students are enabled to access the e-learning platform of ENEA ICT Technical Unit where they can join a special learning program on CCS.

The Sulcis CCS Summer School is keen to provide training and information for administrators and stakeholders in order to increase confidence on Carbon Capture and Storage technologies and thereby contribute to their social acceptability.