The main technical themes for the conference are:
- Capture and transmission of CO2
This theme will focus on new developments in the areas of CO2 capture and transmission. Topics to be considered include: new technical developments leading to reductions in the costs of capture and technical aspects of CO2 transport systems
- Storage of CO2
This theme will include new developments in the areas of CO2 geological, mineral and ocean storage. Topics to be considered could include: presentation of new results from research and monitoring projects, new demonstration opportunities, source/storage opportunity matching activities as well as discussion on regulatory and safety issues.
- Comparison of greenhouse gas reduction options
This important theme will aim to compare the options available to reduce all greenhouse gases across all sectors. Topics to be considered could include: energy modelling studies, economic assessments of technologies, multi gas assessments and strategies, non-CO2 gases and renewable energy options.
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Industry
This theme will aim to present examples of greenhouse gas reduction actions undertaken or planned by industry. Individual topics that could be considered include: industry case studies, energy efficiency improvements and new technology developments. Case studies would be encouraged from developing countries that discuss issues such as technology transfer, examples of CDM or JI actions and discussion of issues concerned.
- Zero emission technologies and decarbonised energy carriers from carbon based fuels
This topic would focus on new developments in the field of zero emission technology and the production and use of energy carriers from the decarbonisation of fuels. Topics to be covered could include: technology developments, technology comparisons, techno-economic assessments, system studies and future demonstration opportunities.
In addition to the main technical themes, papers are also invited that focus on both international and national and industry led policy initiatives, covering all greenhouse gases. Papers on other CO2 sequestration and utilisation, options will also be considered.