Success of the Carbon Capture and Storage workshop
More than 100 people coming from Canada and seven European countries gathered on March 30th and 31st 2011 at the Paris Globe Physics Institute for the second France-Canada workshop on carbon capture and storage (CCS). This meeting aimed at identifying the domains in which researchers can collaborate and at locating business opportunities in Europe and Canada. On April 1st, a visit of French capture and storage plants was organized for the delagation at Lacq and Rousse.
The Regional economic service and the Scientific office of the Embassy of France in Ottawa, as well as the Embassy of Canada in Paris, the Petroleum Technology Research Center (PTRC) in Regina, and the Paris Globe Physics Institute (IPGP) organised this event following the 2010 first French-canadian workshop in Regina (Canada).
The event lasted 3 days : 2 days of conferences and one day on sites owned by Total: a carbon capture plant in Lacq and an injection plant in Rousse, 27km further south.
Photo of the delegation visiting the CCS plans on April 1st. Denis Trottier, Embassy of Canada in France
Workshop 2 gathered French and Canadian specialists working on CO2 capture and storage, as well as European researchers from the Netherlands, Italy, Great, Britain, Norway, Germany, Sweden and Poland.
It aimed at:
- bringing researchers closer to the public sector, to technology providers and French and Canadian manufacturers in order to identify potential research projects or technological bottlenecks which would require a collaboration.
- sharing experiences and field data in order to get a better apprehension of environmental and societal consequences of carbon capture and storage.
After the France-Canada CCS workshop, severals research cooperations have been talked about between IPGP and University of Calgary, the CNRS and Laval University and INRS University.
April 27, 2011