Discover the Business Stream - New for GHGT-17

This year at GHGT we are introducing an exciting new business stream. In addition to our main technical programme, delegates can access sessions dedicated to business strategy. This stream is less technical and aimed at business leaders, policymakers, regulators and financiers. In the business stream, you can learn real-world strategies from trail-blazing projects, proven methods to de-risk your CCS programme, how to break through commercialisation barriers and scale-up technology, and so much more. 

Business Stream - Programme

Creating the Pathway to Final Investment Decision – A Canadian Case Study on CCS (Panel Discussion)

Monday 11:20 – 12:50 | Join us as we hear from Canadian CCS projects that are on the path to, or have achieved FID, as panel speakers share how business cases were developed, how project teams were able to overcome policy and regulatory challenges and about the importance of risk mitigation. The panel will showcase the learnings that the International CCS Knowledge Centre, the Government of Alberta, Emissions Reductions Alberta, and global experts on CCS have acquired from industrial projects that are on the way to FID in Alberta, which is a microcosm for the world in its ambitions for CCS deployment.

Moderator:

Beth Valiaho, Vice-President, Policy, Regulatory & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Speakers:

  • Mike Belenkie, President & CEO, Entropy Inc. & Advantage Energy
  • Heather Chalmers, President & CEO, GE Vernova Canada
  • Jason Comandante, SVP, Head of Canada, Capital Power

Unique Sector Considerations on Developing Carbon Management Projects (Panel Discussion)

Monday 14:00 – 15:30 | Various industry sectors will require CCUS / carbon management on their decarbonization pathways; however, the approaches will differ. This session will discuss how key sectors such as cement, steel, bio-CCS and waste-to-energy approach carbon management and what similarities and differences there might be between them. The session will examine cross-industry partnerships and collaboration, as well as, the specific challenges for financing carbon management in different sectors.

Moderator: 

Juho Lipponen, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative & Mission Innovation CDR Mission

Speakers:

  • Angela Hepworth, Commercial Director, Drax
  • Claude Lorea, Cement, Innovation & ESG Director, Global Cement and Concrete Association
  • Julien Perez, Managing Director, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative

Navigating Carbon Markets, Removals and Carbon Capture: State of Play and Outlooks (Panel Discussion)

Tuesday 9:10 – 10:40 | What are the biggest policy, pricing and industry trends across today’s largest carbon markets? How are compliance and voluntary carbon markets different, but also becoming increasingly interconnected – and why does this growing interplay matter, particularly under the UN Paris Agreement? What’s the current state of crediting standards/protocols for carbon removals and CCS? How are baselines tackled, safeguards incorporated, and permanence addressed under these frameworks? And what types of insurance products are rapidly emerging in this space? Join some of the world’s top carbon market experts to answer these questions and walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of the critical, catalytic role of carbon markets to help scale these high integrity projects with impact.

Moderator:

Lisa DeMarco, Senior Partner & CEO, Resilient LLP

Speakers:

  • Rob Hamaliuk, Executive Director, Air and Climate Policy, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
  • April Hillier, Director, Carbon Capture and Sequestration and Other Industrial Innovations, BMO Capital Markets
  • Ian Kuwahara, Director, Energy and Industrial Innovation, Verra
  • Paul Zakkour, Director, Carbon Counts

Commercial and Business Risks: Proven Strategies for Success (Fireside Chats)

Tuesday 11:20 – 13:00 | CCS projects have complex commercial and business risks that can differ across jurisdictions. Risks can be compounded if they are present at different stages of development and when multiple partners are involved in a project. How are those risks being addressed and who is responsible? How does technical risk impact business risk? How do social licence risks and ESG considerations impact business risk? What insurance products are available to deal with commercial risks? This session features two fireside chats, which will explore different aspects of risk, as well as, proven strategies to take projects across the finish line.

Moderator: 

Jarad Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, Global CCS Institute

Speakers:

TBC

Learning from Leaders: Sharing Success in Western Canadian CCS (Fireside Chat)

Tuesday 14:00 – 14:45 | In this session, you’ll hear from leaders who will share their personal experiences developing the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage facility, Alberta Carbon Trunk Line and the IEAGHG Weyburn Midale Monitoring Project.  In this fireside chat, you’ll hear all the success stories and perspectives on the learnings we need to apply to future CCS projects.

Moderator: 

Neil Wildgust, President & CEO, Carbon Management Canada

Speakers:

  • Ian MacGregor, Chief Thermodynamicist, North West Capital
  • Candice Paton, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Enhance Energy
  • Carrie Rowe, Quest/Subsurface Storage Team Lead, Shell Canada

Indigenous Collaboration in CCS Projects: A Case Study from Canada

Tuesday 14:55 – 15:40 | Join us for a thought-provoking fireside chat exploring the vital role of Indigenous communities in CCS projects. This session will delve into how Indigenous organizations are participating in CCS initiatives, highlighting successful partnerships and emerging opportunities. We’ll also discuss strategies to effectively build understanding of the purpose and technical aspects of CCS projects. Engage in this crucial conversation to understand more about the intersection of Indigenous rights, environmental stewardship, and the need for constructive collaborations for CCS deployments.

Moderator: 

Mac Walton, Manager, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Speakers:

  • Nicole Baker, Senior Advisor, Community and Indigenous Engagement, Enbridge
  • Stephen Mason, Chairman & CEO, Reconciliation Energy Transition
  • Shafak Sajid, Manager, Indigenous and Community Relations, Pathways Alliance

Partnering for Success: Accelerating CCS Deployment Through Collaboration (Panel Discussion)

Wednesday 9:10 – 10:40 | Developing CCS projects is complex in nature and regularly falls outside the normal scope of business for industries, while remaining a critical tool for reducing emissions. As a result, collaboration and partnership are fundamental to success. Experts will discuss the challenges, benefits, and necessity of collaborating and partnering on CCS projects, and share best practices and lessons learned for planning and developing the infrastructure and capital required.

Moderator:

Breanne Fox, Director, Commercial, Capital Power

Speakers:

  • Randy Brunet, Partner, MLT Akins
  • Kel Coulson, Director of Policy, Carbon Engineering
  • Julie Mulkerin Ortiz, General Manager Decarbonization Strategy, Chevron

Next Generation CCS Technologies: Breaking through Barriers of Commercialization and Scale Up (Fireside Chat)

Wednesday 11:20 – 12:05 | Hear from next generation CCS technologies that may offer cost, energy, and environmental advantages over conventional options, how this could transform the landscape for CCS, and the associated challenges of scale up and commercialization. In this fireside chat, you’ll hear the latest on the development and business case for new technologies. You’ll learn more about how some of these companies are taking an idea from lab to market, and what’s needed to move from demonstration to full commercial development for large-scale CCS projects.

Moderator:

Justin Riemer, Chief Executive Officer, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Speakers:

  • Mai Bui, Senior Research and Insights Manager, Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, Innovate UK, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Claude Letourneau, President & CEO, Svante
  • Danielle Rapson, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Mantel
  • A.J. Simon, Director of Industrial Decarbonization, Carbon Direct

From Concept to Reality: How will we Actually Build the Projects that Get to FID? (Fireside Chat)

Wednesday 12:15 – 13:00 | Getting to FID is a monumental achievement in the CCS space. But then what? Are we training enough skilled labour and developing the human capital we need to actually build the projects? What other human resource challenges do projects face, including safety considerations? How do companies develop secure supply chains that they can count on? What are the lessons learned from projects already in the engineering and procurement stages?

Moderator:

Bill Whitelaw, Managing Director, Strategy & Sustainability, geoLOGIC systems

Speakers:

  • Peter Findlay, Director, CCUS Economics, Wood Mackenzie
  • Rob Medley, Vice President, Kiewit
  • Michael Moore, Program Director, US Energy Association

Register now for GHGT-17 the world’s leading CCS conference.