Decarbonising European Industry Production: CO2 capture at Norcem and Tata Steel

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00

Despite the current coronavirus situation, governments and industry are looking to the future and a green recovery. To maintain jobs and drive economies whilst achieving net zero targets we need to explore routes to decarbonising industrial production. For key sectors, such as cement and steel, one of the favoured routes to the deep emission reductions required is through carbon capture and storage (CCS). This webinar highlighted two projects that are already developing capture projects on cement and steel, respectively, and enabled webinar participants to engage with these projects and ask questions of the speakers.



10:00 - 11:00 CEST

  • Introduction and overview of capture technologies: Kristin Jordal, SINTEF Energy Research (10 min)
  • Norcem CO2 capture project: Per Brevik, Heidelberg Cement (15 min)
  • Tata Steel CO2 capture project: Carl van der Horst, Tata Steel (15 min)
  • Q&A session (20 min)

Our speakers:

Kristin Jordal, SINTEF
Kristin Jordal is a Senior Research Scientist and Research Manager at SINTEF Energy Research. She has a PhD in thermal power engineering from Lund University in Sweden and has been with SINTEF since 2004. Sher has previously worked at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Siemens industrial turbines and Vattenfall. Kristin has long experience in research on CO2 capture from power generation and energy-intensive industries and has managed and coordinated EU FP6 and H2020 projects on CO2 capture from power and cement.

Per Brevik, Heidelberg Cement
Since 1993, Per Brevik has worked in alternative fuels development in the cement industry. Since 2007 he has been responsible for alternative fuels, climate and sustainability at HeidelbergCement Northern Europe as Director Sustainability and Alternative fuels. He has been responsible for the carbon capture project at Norcem Brevik since the project was launched in 2011.

Carl van der Horst, Tata Steel
Carl van der Horst is Director European Affairs for Tata Steel in Europe. Karl studied Dutch law in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, specialising in contract law and corporate law. He started his career as a lawyer working in private practice and since 2000 in-house with the predecessor of Tata Steel, Corus Group. He has worked in the Netherlands and in the UK and has held various positions in the company amongst others in sales and marketing and as executive officer to the chairman of the board of Tata Steel Nederland. He is also board member of the department Noord-Holland of the ‘Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds’ a charity that supports cultural and nature preservation projects in the Netherlands.

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