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IEA to Hold Expert Meeting on Financing CCS Projects
London  UK

Friday, May 04, 2007
Source:IEA
Article Type: Cited


The IEA Clean Coal Centre and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme with sponsorship from Rio Tinto and the World Coal Institute will hold an Expert Meeting on Financing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Projects, on May 31 at the Rembrandt Hotel in London, UK. The meeting will be chaired by Preston Chiaro, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto Energy.

The purpose of the meeting is to increase the involvement of experts from the financial sector in the development of CCS projects.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for discussion on possible financial instruments with industry and Government representatives. The meeting will identify, encourage and develop worldwide collaboration and practical development of financial mechanisms to accelerate the use of CCS projects from R&D to commercial reality.

The objectives of the meeting are to:
* Identify key drivers on financing CCS projects by the financial sector;
* Contribute to building financial mechanisms for demonstration CCS projects;
* Gain access to financial information relevant for industry and Government investors in CCS projects;
* Develop finance and business planning for CCS demonstration plants;
* Discuss options for consortium arrangements for CCS demonstration plants;
* Explore the use of futures, derivatives and insurance markets to reduce financial risks of CCS demonstration plants;
* Determine whether to establish an International Network for Carbon Capture and Storage Financial Instruments to encourage and develop worldwide collaboration and practical development of financial instruments to accelerate the use of CCS projects from R&D to commercial reality.

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