A JOINT EVENT BETWEEN THE ICSC AND SOTACARBO WAS HELD IN
16-18 NOVEMBER 2022
This truly international workshop brought together global experts on all aspects of the energy transition to discuss how we can reach net zero while maintaining secure and affordable energy supplies. Representatives from a range of countries described how they are approaching the issue – including Australia, the EU, Italy, Japan, South Africa and the USA.
We also looked at how the technologies available and just coming onstream will play a vital role in tackling this massive global challenge. The ICSC workshop was a great opportunity to develop your knowledge on this critical issue, to gain a global overview of developments and to discuss progress with those that are making it happen.
In the policy sessions, we had the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field, notably:
Jen Wilcox (US DOE), Carl Greenfield (IEA) and representatives from EC, Australia, Italy, Japan, South Africa and Brazil.
For sessions on low-carbon fuels such as biomass, hydrogen, methanol and ammonia, and low-carbon flexibility to support variable renewable energy, we were delighted to welcome experts including:
Dr Mai Bui (Imperial College, London), Dr Noel Simento (ANLEC, Australia), Elena Verdolini (IPCC) and Brian Anderson (NETL, USA), Marc Turner (National Energy Technology Laboratory, NETL, USA), Prof Jenny Jones (Uni of Leeds, UK), David McManus (Australia Carbon Innovation), Ashton Swartbooi (CSI, South Africa), Carlo Manconi, (H2D Energy), Dr Sarah Lai (Sotacarbo) and Dr Qian Zhu (ICSC).
Can coal be sustainable? A true highlight of the workshop was the exploration of this intriguing question by global experts in the use of coal as a carbon resource – Randall Atkins CEO of Ramaco Carbon in the USA and Dr Ian Reid of the ICSC.
This timely event brought together policy and technology experts from around the world to analyse and discuss realistic pathways for the energy transition.
The workshop venue was the exclusive Palazzo Doglio, in the heart of Cagliari.
The International Centre for Sustainable Carbon (ICSC) is part of an International Energy Agency organised network of functionally and legally autonomous collaborative partnerships focused on a wide range of energy technologies known as Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs). We provide independent information and analysis on how biomass, coal and other carbon sources can become cleaner sources of energy, compatible with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our comprehensive work programme includes the preparation of well-regarded policy relevant study reports together with a worldwide dissemination and outreach programme.