Baltic Carbon Forum - BCF


We look forward to welcoming you to the Baltic Carbon Forum 2020 on the 14th of October 2020 online.

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Message from the chair of BASRECCS:

Dear all,

Due to the unfortunate pandemic situation, sadly, this year, we are not able to run the Baltic Carbon Forum (BCF) onsite. However, I am glad to invite you to participate in the online BCF 2020 on Wednesday 14th of October 2020, 10:00-16:00 (CET). We will send you more information about registration and programme soon. Meanwhile, please follow updates from our website ( and social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn). Content-wise, we ensure that the conference will have as good quality as the last years’ conferences. Running the conference online, however, has a significant advantage: the least CO2  emission and footprint!

The BCF is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers through the Nordic Energy Research and hosted annually by the BASRECCS, a network of experts and stakeholders for the development of CC(U)S in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! We are looking forward to meeting you in another exciting BCF, this year online.

Warmest welcome,

On behalf of the BASRECCS board members,
Farid Karimi


The Baltic Carbon Forum (BCF) on October 22nd to 23rd at the Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn: The BCF is part of BASRECCS’ long-term strategy to foster full-scale development of the climate change mitigation technologies carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the Baltic Sea Region. The aim was to enable interested and engaged stakeholders to meet, discuss, share knowledge and experiences, and develop projects: the BCF 2019 programme and conclusions.

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BCF 2019 programme structure


68 participants including 30 speakers with discussions, exchange of information and these presentations:

Day 1: Tuesday October 22

01:01   Ingvild Ombudstvedt, Owner/lawyer, IOM Law
01:02   Johan Vetlesen, Deputy Director General from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
01:03   Meelis Münt, Ministry of the Environment, Estonia
01:04   Valdur Lahtvee, Council of the Baltic Sea States CBSS: HA Climate Policy Officer
01:05   Elena Sapp, Deputy Head of the Environment Department of Tallinn

02:01   Auli Niemi, Professor, Program for Air, Water and Landscape, Uppsala University
02:02   Tomi J. Lindroos, Research Team Leader, VTT
02:03   Dr. Alla Shogenova, Senior Researcher, Institute of Geology/Department of Geology, TTU
02:04   Thomas M. Haselton, Director, Minjos Nafta Company, Minjos Nafta CCS/EOR Project
02:05   Jørgen Thomassen, CCS Process Engineer, Fortum Oslo Varme

03:01   Per Arne Nilsson, Owner, Panaware

Day 2: Wednesday October 23

04:01   Dr. Farid Karimi, Researcher, IFZO, University of Greifswald
04:02   Todd Flach, Senior Advisor CO2 capture and Storage, Bellona
04:03   John Scowcroft, Executive Advisor, Global CCS Institute
04:04   Sofie Fogstad Vold, Advisor for the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

05:01   Dr. Gabriela von Goerne, BGR, Germany
05:02   Kirsty Lynch, Outreach Orator, Pale Blue Dot
05:03   Steve Murphy, Finance Director, Pale Blue Dot
05:04   Per Brevik, Director Alternative Fuels, HeidelbergCement
05:05   Vello A. Kuuskraa, President, Advanced Resources International
05:06   Dr. Jaap Vente, Roadmap Manager Towards a CO 2 -neutral industry, TNO

06:01   Dr. Adam Wójcicki, Senior Lecturer, Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute.
06:02   Dr. Ragnhild Rønneberg, ACT Coordinator, Norwegian Research Council
06:03   Kersti Talving, Senior Manager, Nordic Investment Bank
06:04   Juho Lipponen, Coordinator, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative
06:05   Dennis Hamro-Drotz, Investment Manager, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)

07:01   Emil Yde Aasen, Mechanical engineer/Business developer, Shell
07:02   Hans Aksel Haugen, Chief Scientist, Sintef
07:03   Per Bergmo, Research Scientist, Sintef

08:01   Trude Sundset, CEO, Gassnova, Role of CCS seen from Norway
08:02   Per Arne Nilsson, Owner, Panaware
08:03   Ingvild Ombudstvedt, Owner/lawyer, IOM Law