CCCI director presents to ministers at leadership forum

Goran Vlajnic, Executive Director, CCCI, speaks at CSLF Ministerial Meeting in Abu Dhabi.

Goran Vlajnic, Executive Director of the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI), represented CMC Research Institutes at the 7th Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) that was held in Abu Dhabi, December 3-7, 2017.

He was a part of the Canadian delegation which was led by Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada. Goran participated at the Technical Group meeting and was also a part of a panel session which focused on CCUS Infrastructure Development. Together with Mr. Des Rosiers, Goran gave a presentation on Leveraging Innovative Approaches to Advance Carbon Capture and Conversion Technologies at the Ministerial meeting.

The Ministerial meeting was co-chaired by Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, United States, and His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates. From the communiqué of the 7­th Ministerial Meeting:  According to the International Energy Agency, the use of fossil fuels is projected to continue well into the future, underscoring the critical need for CCUS in the power sector.

Moreover, CCUS is a key option for deep CO2 emission reduction from process industries such as refineries, the chemical sector, and cement and steel production. Therefore, CCUS technology will be an important contributor to the global clean energy transition.