Carbon Capture and Storage - CO2 storage and negative emissions in a circular economy

Carbon Capture and Storage - CO2 storage and negative emissions in a circular economy

15 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Boisdale 1

Organised with Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS)

Chair: Stuart McKay, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilisation Storage (CCUS) Policy Lead, Scottish Government 

Alan James, Managing Director, Pale Blue Dot Energy 

CO2 Storage Readiness Levels: communicating how ready a site is for operational CO2 storage
Dr Maxine Akhurst, Principal Geologist, British Geological Survey 

Balancing variable flows in CO2 Transport and Storage Networks
Thomas Spitz, Postgraduate, University of Edinburgh 

The Drax CCS Project
Andy Koss, CEO, Drax Power Ltd 

Towards a carbon negative circular economy: Capturing CO2 from our municipal solid waste
Dr Laura Herraiz Palomino, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh 

Circular Carbon: The role of biogenic Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) in delivering Scotland’s carbon targets
David Pilbeam, Opportunity Developer, Pale Blue Dot Energy 

CCUS knowledge exchange: the EU CCUS Projects Network
Philippa Parmiter, Project Manager, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage  

Networking break with refreshments

Programme subject to change 


  • Maxine Akhurst


    Principal Geologist

    British Geological Survey

    Dr Akhurst has 29 years’ experience in offshore and onshore geological research and modelling, specialising in CO2 storage research since 2008....

  • Alan James


    Managing Director

    Pale Blue Dot Energy

    Alan is a geologist and reservoir engineer and has been working in CCS since 2007 after a career in oil and gas. He is currently Managing Director of...

  • Laura Herraiz


    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    The University of Edinburgh

    Laura is a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh. She has a large experience in process...

  • David Pilbeam


    Opportunity Developer

    Pale Blue Dot Energy

    David joined Pale Blue Dot in 2015 and has since been involved in a wide range of projects with a focus on the environment and sustainability. From...

  • Andrew Koss


    Chief Executive

    Drax Power

    Andy Koss is CEO of Drax Power Ltd. Andy manages the power generation business for Drax, which consists of a portfolio of generation assets, spanning...

  • Philippa Parmiter


    Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage Project Manager

    Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage

    Professor Philippa Parmiter manages the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage programme and team: directing the different SCCS activities including...

  • Hannah Chalmers


    Senior Lecturer

    University of Edinburgh

    Hannah Chalmers is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Energy Systems within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. She is a...

  • Stuart Haszeldine


    Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage

    University of Edinburgh

    Stuart Haszeldine trained asa geologist, and spent 20 years extracting fossil carbon as coal, oil and gas. Since 2004 he has worked on energy...