Summer School 2014

Thtour-sotacarbo-plantse 2nd edition of the International Sulcis CCS Summer School, organized by ENEA, University of Cagliari (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Materials) and Sotacarbo, aims to offer to its participants a broader view of  the CCS technologies, thorugh seminars and training activities run by CCS's experts.

The School is open to 40 students from all over the world with a background in the Engineering, Geo-technologies and Socio-economic subjects.

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Carbonia, Sotacarbo Research Centre

July 14-18, 2014


Monday, July 14th, 2014 – Workshop on Carbon capture and storage

CO2 emission reduction through an improvement of power generation efficiency

The programme includes the presentation of the 2014 International Summer School)

Day 1 - Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 - Approaches for a sustainable energy production
9:00Welcome to Summer SchoolMario Porcu (Sotacarbo, Italy)
9:15The Sardinian Region new strategy for the technological innovation and disseminationSardinian Regional Government Spokesman (RAS, Italy)
9:45Introduction: How to reduce CO2 emissions - energy savings, renewable sources and CCSGiuseppe Girardi (ENEA/Sotacarbo, Italy)
10:30Sources of CO2 and energy balanceGiorgio Cau/Daniele Cocco (University of Cagliari, Italy)
11:40CCS in the European and Italian policies

Liliana Panei (Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Italy) 

12:10The ENEA experience on CCSPaolo Deiana (ENEA, Italy)
14:30The development of CCS technologies: the Sotacarbo experienceEnrico Maggio (Sotacarbo, Italy)
15:00Visit to the Sotacarbo pilot platform and laboratories Gabriele Calì e Alessandro Orsini (Sotacarbo, Italy)
16:30end of day 1


Day 2 - Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 - Pre-, post- and oxy-combustion approaches
09:00Carbon capture: the pre-, post- and oxy-combustion approachesVittorio Tola (University of Cagliari, Italy)
09:50Pre-combustion CO2 capture technologies & mineral carbonation technologiesAimaro Sanna (Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom)
11:30Post-combustion CO2 capture technologiesÁrpád B. Palotás (University of Miskolc, Hungary)
11:50Power generation through oxy-fuel combustionToby Lockwood (IEA The Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom)
14:30CCS technologies as a potential solution for a sustainable energy production

Toni Federico (Osservatorio CCS, Italy)

15:20Visit to the Sotacarbo pilot platform and laboratoriesGabriele Calì e Alessandro Orsini (Sotacarbo, Italy)
16:30end of day 2


Day 3 - Thursday, July 17th, 2014 - CO2 transport and sequestration
09:00Transport of CO2: approaches and problemsGiuseppe Demofonti (CSM, Italy)
09:50CO2 storage: approachesSergio Persoglia (OGS, Italy)
11:00The Sulcis coal basin: characterization of the potential caprock-reservoir system - materials characterization instrumentationSilvana Fais (University of Cagliari, Italy)
11:50Site monitoringSalvatore Lombardi (University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)

CCS experience of the University of Bologna

Giulio Sarti/Maria Grazia De Angelis (University of Bologna – Italy)

15:20Public participation of CCSSamuela Vercelli (University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)

Visit to the monitoring systems in the Sulcis coal basin

Stefano Graziani (University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)

17:30end of day 3


Day 4 - Friday, July 18th, 2014 - CCS: modelling and costs
09:00Potential integrations between CCS and poligeneration Calin-Christian Cormos (University Babes Bolyai, Romania)
09:50Costs evaluation of CCS power plants

Claudia Bassano (ENEA, Italy)

11:00Current status of CCS demonstration projects worldwide

Geoff Morrison (IEA The Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom)

11:50CO2-free power generation: how to assess the economic performance

Alberto Pettinau (Sotacarbo, Italy)

14:00Final Tests
15:00Summary and closure of the SchoolGiuseppe Girardi (ENEA/Sotacarbo, Italy)
15:30Visit to the Serbariu old mine Museum
17:30end of day 4