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ODI Fridays: How data can help us get to a net zero economy

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Fri Nov 20, 2020 13:00
In 2020, the UK Prime Minister said he wanted the UK to lead in carbon capture and storage technology – but where does data come in?

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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be a catalyst for deep decarbonization after 2035, removing carbon from natural gas. Carbon capture involves trapping the carbon dioxide (CO2) at its emission source, transporting it to a storage location (usually deep underground) and isolating it. This means we could potentially grab excess CO2 directly from the heavy industrial emitters such as power plants, creating greener energy.

But there’s a long way to go before the economy is decarbonised, with industry now waiting for the government’s long-delayed energy white paper which will set out the course of action for the UK. Most recently, in the summer of 2020 the UK Prime Minister also stated he wanted the UK to take the lead in carbon capture and storage technology. But what role can data play in this emerging industry?

In this lunchtime lecture , Graham Faiz and Jack Downie from DNV GL will explain how data could play an important part in support of initiation, execution and operation of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects. They’ll also share the latest outcomes from DNV GL’s activities to explore how third party data institutions could play a part in supporting the validation of data assets associated with the energy transition. And how validating the provenance of that data could help industry build trust in both operational data generated from such facilities and with each other.

About the speaker

DNV GL are an independent provider of risk management and quality assurance services. Driven by our purpose to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. We are also a provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more.

Graham Faiz – Digital Innovation Lead –

Jack Downie – Director of Development and Innovation