Carbon capture and storage

Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is one of the techniques that could be used to reduce CO2 emissions caused by human activities.

What will be discussed in this session?​

Carbon capture and storage is the process of capturing carbon in processes where it is normally released into the atmosphere.

Capture can be done after fossil fuels are burned, removing the CO2 emitted, or by using methods to capture the pre-combustion of the carbon. In this case the CO2 is trapped before the fuel is burned through processes called “gasification” or “reforming”.

Finally, there is a process called oxyfuel, in which the fuel is burned in an oxygen environment rather than in an air environment. The result is gases containing mainly CO2 and water, and when the water cools and condenses, the remaining CO2 can be captured.

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Governments around the world are investing heavily in these capture and storage methods, although most carbon capture projects will not be operational until the next decade, and significant carbon reductions are required in this decade if the world is to slow the rise in temperature.

Much of the carbon captured is used in enhanced oil recovery, which allows access to more oil that is then burned, despite reducing the carbon released.

GEA (Global Emission Analysis) Platform Presentation

The GEA platform, Global Emissions Analytics, is an emissions data analysis platform. It contains global, European and national emissions from 2005 to date.

It is the digitisation and extension of the emissions report published annually by the FEC. On this platform, a large number of graphs can be explored and generated based on the information on emissions over the last 15 years.

Its future evolution will include the state detail of each nation to position itself as the largest source of aggregated data regarding emissions.




European University of the Atlantic

C/ Isabel Torres, 21 - 39011
Santander (Spain)
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Thursday 6 July 2023

  • 15:00 - 16:00h Keynote address

    - Ms. Lourdes Vega, Full Professor and Director of the Research and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen (RICH), Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates.

  • 16:00 - 17:00h Round table

    - Mr. Jordi Bruno, Global Business Director de Minería de RSK.
    - Ms. Claudia Hernández, Process Engineer at C-Capture, carbon capture technology developers.
    - Mr. Ignasi Cubiña, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer & Partner, Construcía Group.
    - Mr. Juan Luís Pozo, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Global Omnium.

    Moderated by Ms. Elvira Carles (FEC).

Presentation of the GEA (Global Emission Analysis )Platform

  • 17:00 - 17:30h Presentation of the GEA Platform

    - Mr. Jake Fernandes, computer engineer at ELLIOT SOFTWARE LIMITED, based in London.
    - Sra. Laura Moreno, EarthPulse CEO.

Meet the speakers of GEA (Global Emission Analysis) Platform