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CO2 Capture and Storage - Regional Awareness-Raising Workshop

13-14 June 2012 - Ankara, TURKEY
CGS Europe, the “Pan-European Coordination Action on the Geological Storage of CO2” is delighted to announce its 2nd Regional Awareness-Raising Workshop on CO2 Capture and Storage. The aim of the workshop is to provide a basic overview and status of the CCS concept in Europe, the Middle East and in Turkey. It will bring together experts from leading research institutions and companies to share their knowledge with other stakeholders on various CCS issues.

CGS Europe is a networking project that aims to share the expertise of 34 key research institutes from 28 countries (24 European Member States and 4 Associated Countries). The project is funded through the EC FP7 programme. The ultimate aim of the project is to form an independent, scientific, pan-European platform where national, European and international experts, institutes and regulators can access the up-to-date results of CO2 storage-related studies, share experiences and good practices, discuss the implementation of regulations, identify research needs to face upcoming challenges, and build new projects.
Organiser: Petroleum Research Center, Middle East Technical University
Venue: Conference Center, Middle East Technical University, Dumlupınar Caddesi, No.1 Ankara 06800, Turkey.
Registration: from 15 March 2012
Deadline: 1 June 2012
The workshop language is English (no translation available)
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Workshop topics include:
  • Effect of climate change and adaptation program in Turkey
  • EU and Turkish policy and legislation on CCS
  • Energy outlook of Turkey (incl. example of an efficiency application in a refinery)
  • Carbon capture technologies
  • CO2 storage technologies
  • CO2 as an EOR agent (Batı Raman Field experience)
  • Examples and experience from CCS projects
The target audience is CCS stakeholders in Turkey and the Middle East, as well as guests from other coutries. Government agencies and regulators, researchers, representatives of industry and NGOs are welcome to attend.
Attendance to the workshop is free of charge, but places are limited and will be assigned on a first-come/first-served basis, so do register early. Oral presentations are by invitation only.
Posters are welcome. Please fill this form and send it to until June 1, 2012.

Organising Committe:
Ender Okandan, Phone: 90 312 210 4889
İlhan Topkaya,
Çağlar Sınayuç,
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