CCS Talks: The Technology Cost Curve



CCS Talks: The Technology Cost Curve

4th June 2020

4 June 2020 - 9:00 (Washington) / 14:00 (London) / 15:00 (Brussels) / 22:00 (Tokyo) / 23:00 (Melbourne)


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a proven set of technologies currently in operation at 19 large-scale facilities and many more smaller scale projects and installations. However, some claim that the technologies' cost has been one barrier to deployment. In this webinar we will discuss a series of FEED studies which demonstrate lower costs for established technologies. We will also explore new technologies that are being tested in the US and Europe that could provide more diverse applications and, possibly, even lower costs. We will be joined by several technology providers and also discuss the Global CCS Institute's reviews of technology as highlighted in our recent The Global Status of CCS report.


*If you are unable to attend the live Webinar, please register to receive an email with the recording after the event.


Tony Leo, CTO, FuelCell Energy

Anthony (Tony) Leo joined FCE in 1978 and has held key leadership roles in research, development, and commercialization of electrochemical systems during his tenure. He is well known throughout the battery and fuel cell industry, and has authored numerous papers, contributed to technical books, holds several US Patents, and has served as Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers PTC-50 Fuel Cell Performance Test Code committee and as a member on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). Tony has held numerous positions in the company involved in managing advanced research and development as well as commercialization of the company’s fuel cell products.

Mr. Leo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Will Shimer, Commercial Director, Carbon Clean Solutions, USA

Will is currently the Commercial Director at Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) where he manages the North American region. Will is focused on commercialization of carbon capture technology and industrial carbon capture & utilization project development.

Will has prior experience with Honeywell UOP, Occidental, and Air Products & Chemicals. He has an MBA in General Management from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jerrad Thomas, Business Development Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

Jerrad Thomas is Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) where he leverages his extensive experience and engineering background to inform project developers and executives of MHIA’s value in carbon capture.

Mr. Thomas’ experience spans the carbon capture value chain, having served in the roles of constructor, developer and operator, and now technology licensor.  Prior to joining MHIA, Mr. Thomas was carbon capture utilization and sequestration project manager at Southern Company, where he managed the 500 mtpd Plant Barry carbon capture demonstration.  He has held complementary roles at Eastman Chemical Company as well as a boutique EPC firm.

Mr. Thomas is an honors graduate from the University of Alabama with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Physics.  Additionally, he maintains an active Professional Engineer license in Alabama.


David Kearns, Senior Consultant – CCS Technology

Dr David T Kearns is Senior Consultant in Carbon Capture and Storage Technology with the Institute. In his role David provides technical leadership and strategic insight to the Institute's Members and clients in CCS technology.

David has diverse experience across the energy, industrial and research sectors. For the past ten years he has focussed on carbon, energy and sustainability consulting for clients in the coal, oil and gas, pulp and paper, electricity generation and cement manufacturing sectors. David was previously a senior process design engineer in the petrochemicals and oil and gas industries. David is also an experienced university lecturer and industry trainer in sustainable processing, process design and renewable energy technologies.

David has published multiple research papers on the Pressure Swing Adsorption process, a key technology for carbon capture. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Commerce from Monash University, Australia.


CCS Talks: The Technology Cost Curve