Baltic Carbon Forum - BCF


BCF 2023

The BALTIC CARBON FORUM 2023 was held in hybrid format online and onsite in Riga, Latvia on October 12-13, 2023.
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Day 1

00:00   Session Chair: Mayur Pal
00:01   Aiga Grasmane (Latvian Ministry of Climate and Energy)
00:02   Bruno Gerrits (Global CCS Institute)

Poster Session

00:01   Shankar Lal Dangi
00:02   Jonas Liugas
00:03   Vilte Karaliute
00:04   Kazbulat Šogenov

Session 1: State of CCUS in Nordic and Baltics

01:00   Session Chair: Peter Molander
01:01   Lamberto Eldering (Equinor)
01:02   Mads Kjær Poulsen & Gjermund Blauenfeldt Næss (Danish Energy Agency)
01:03   Erik Falck Da Silva (SINTEF)

Session 2: Helsinki Convention, Policy Updates and Public Perception

02:00   Session Chair: Alla Shogenova
02:01   Luciana Miu (Energy Policy Group)
02:02   Henrik Von Zweigbergk (Geological Survey of Sweden)
02:03   Ian Havercroft (Global CCS Institute)

Session 3: Carbon Capture Storage in Industrial Sector

03:00   Session Chair: Michal Wendolowski
03:01   Janis Volberts (Bellona)
03:02   Hannes Tuohiniitty (Bioenergia)
03:03   Charles Nelson (Cemvita)

Session 4: Recent Advances in CCS - 1

04:00   Session Chair: Auli Neimi
04:01   Ron Zevenhoven (Åbo Akademi University)
04:02   Mirosław Wojnicki (National Research Institute)
04:03   Shruti Malik (Kaunas University of Technology)

Day 2

00:00   Session Chair: Michal Wendolowski
00:01   Andreas Szabados (Wintershall DEA)
00:02   Evita Gosa (SCHWENK Latvija)

Session 5: Commercialization Models for CCS

05:00   Session Chair: Bruno Gerrits
05:01   Robert Höglund (Milkywire)
05:02   Jelena Pubule (Riga Technical University)
05:03   Vandela Santen (Research Institutes of Sweden)

Session 6: Recent Advances in CCS - 2

06:00   Session Chair: Mayur Pal
06:01   Sarah Gasda & Roman Bernblyum (NORCE)
06:02   Sina Rezaei Gomari (Teesside University)
06:03   Kryzstof Labus (Silesian University of Technology)

Session 7: Short Course - Short Course on Recent developments in CCUS implementation and research, with focus on Baltic Sea Region

07:00   Session Chair: Mayur Pal
07:01   Alla Šogenova – Part 1
07:02   Alla Šogenova – Part 2


The BALTIC CARBON FORUM 2022 was held in hybrid format online and onsite in Kaunas, Lithuania on October 13-14, 2022.
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BCF 2022
This event was supported by Nordic Energy Research and the Networking Group on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage


00:01   Eva Halland (CCUS, Norway)
00:02   Johan Vetlesen (Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway)

Session Chairs:

00:03   Prof. Mayur Pal (KTU)
00:04   Dr. Farid Karimi

Session 1: CCUS in Nordic-Baltic Region - Part 1
Session Chairs:

01:01   Todd Flach
01:02   Prof. Mayur Pal


01:03   Søren Reinhold Poulsen (INEOS, Denmark)
01:04   Evita Gosa (SCHWENK Northern Europe)
01:05   Olegs Linkevics (Head of R&D at Latvenergo)

Session 1: CCUS in Nordic-Baltic Region - Part 2

01:06   Svante Söderholm (Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden)
01:07   Prof. Sina Rezaei Gomari (Teesside University, UK)
01:08   Pravin Ahmadi (Teeside University, UK)
01:09   Kazbulat Shogenov (TalTech, Estonia)

Session 2: Recent Advances in CCUS development and deployment
Session Chairs:

02:01   Bruno Gerrits
02:02   Sveinung Hagen


02:03   Juozas Tunaitis (Achema Group)
02:04   Prof. Andreas Busch (Heriot Watt University, UK)
02:05   Shantanu Agarwal (Susteon)

Session 3: Landscape of CCUS in BSR
Session Chairs:

03:01   Todd Flach
03:02   Dr. Farid Karimi
03:03   Dr. Alla Shogenova (TalTech, Estonia)
03:04   Prof. Nagy Stanislaw (AGH University, Poland)
03:05   Dr. Adam Wójcicki  (PGI-NRI, Poland)

Conference Course
Course Title: Landscape of CCUS in BSR

Dr. Alla Shogenova
Prof. Mayur Pal

Session 4: Industry Focus – Pilots Results
Session Chairs:

04:01   Dr. Alla Shogenova
04:02   Sveinung Hagen


04:03   Martin Neumaier (Ariane LogiX, Norway)
04:04   Mindaugas Petrauskas (Höegh LNG, Norway)
04:05   Justinas Jazbutis (Klaipėdos Nafta, Lithuania)
04:06   Waldemar Wojciechowicz (EcoLife Systems, Poland)

Session 5: Social Impact – Public Perception of CCUS
Session Chairs:

05:01   Prof. Mayur Pal
05:02   Todd Flach


05:03   Dr. Farid Karimi (Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland)
05:04   Ervinas Škikūnas (CIVITTA, Lithuania)
05:05   Dariusz Wojakowski & Oluf Langhelle (AGH Univ. Poland)

Closing Ceremony


The BALTIC CARBON FORUM 2021 was held on October 15.

Critical factors in advancing the CC(U)S technologies are adequate policy drivers and incentives and the availability of finance. Although the relevant decision-making rests primarily with national governments and the private sector, international collaboration can help to strengthen both of these critical factors.

The aim of the BCF 2021 is to strengthen the Nordic-Baltic cooperation on CC(U)S by bringing experts and stakeholders from the entire region and the whole value chain of the CC(U)S technology together to exchange information and experiences on ongoing projects and activities in the Nordic-Baltic region and to create the possibilities for future operations and projects.

The program can be downloaded here and an introduction to the speakers can be downloaded here.

The recording of the BCF2021 is available at

Keynote Speeches

00:01   Welcome Speech: Monika Ivandic, Chairperson, BASRECCS / Uppsala Universitet
00:02   Timo Herberz, EC, “Restoring Sustainable Carbon Cycles.”
00:03   Sara Budinis, IEA, “CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions.”

Session 1: Regional and Sectoral CCUS Needs

01:00   Moderator: Alla Shogenova, BASRECCS / Tallinn University of Technology
01:01   Mats Fredriksson, Equinor, “CCS and BECCS Toward 2030 and Beyond – A Perspective for the Nordics and Baltics.”
01:02   Jan Theulen, Heidelberg Cement Group, “HeidelbergCement’s Engagement in CCUS and the Value of a Baltic CCS Initiative.”
01:03   Filip Johnsson, Chalmers University of Technology, “Swedish Possibilities for CCS/bio-CCS with Respect to Potential and Marginal Costs.”

Session 2: Practices in CC(U)S Policy and Regulatory Frameworks

02:00   Moderator: Farid Karimi, Novia University of Applied Sciences
02:01   Ian Havercroft, Global CCS Institue, “Law and Policy to Support CCS Deployment – A Global Update.”
02:02   Eve Tamme, Climate Principles, “The Impact of the FitFor55 Package on CCS.”
02:03   Ingvild Ombudstvedt, IOM Law, “Technical Standards – A Building Block for Regulatory Frameworks and Commercial Deployment of CCUS Projects.”

Session 3: CO2 Storage Options, Potentials and Capacities

03:00   Moderator: Sveinung Hagen, BASRECCS / Equinor
03:01   Kári Helgason, Carbfix, “The Coda Terminal and the Future of Geologic CO2 Storage via Rapid Mineralization.”
03:02   Daniel Sopher, Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), “Opportunities for CO2 Storage in the Swedish Sector of the Baltic Sea.”
03:03   Saulius Šliaupa, Nature Research Centre, Lithuania, “Prospects of Geological Storage of CO2 in Lithuania.”

Session 4: State of Play

04:00   Moderator: Bruno Gerrits, BASRECCS / Global CCS04 Institut
04:01   Monika Ivandic, BASRECCS / Uppsala Universitet, “Routing Deployment of CC(U)S in the Baltic Sea Region.”
04:02   Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Fortum Oslo Varme, “How to Achieve Carbon Removal (CDR) and Negative Emissions From Waste Handling.”
04:03   Johan Byskov Svendsen, INEOS Oil Gas Denmark, “Project Greensand Phase 2, The First Full Value Chain Climate CCS Pilot Project in Europe.”

Session 5: Identifying Options for Strengthening Regional and International Collaboration on CCUS

05:00   Moderator: Todd Allyn Flach, BASRECCS / Bellona
05:01   Alla Shogenova, BASRECCS / Tallinn University of Technology, “The Role of CCUS in the Climate Neutral Future of the Baltic States.”
05:02   Luciana Miu, Energy Policy Group, “Context and Opportunities for CCS in Central and Eastern Europe – Preliminary Findings of the CCS4CEE Project.”
05:03   Jon Christopher Knudsen, Aker Carbon Capture, “Innovation in the CCS Value Chain - How New Innovative Business Models Are Accelerating the Implementation of CCS.”
05:04   Hans Bolscher, Trinomics, “The CCUS Projects Network.”
05:05   Martin Rödén, JBluCarbon Solutions, “Capture and Shipping of CO2.”


The BALTIC CARBON FORUM 2020 was arranged on October 14. The presentations are available below and recording of the webinar at

The program with the final report can be downloaded HERE.

BCF 2020 Scheme

The BCF2020 programme:

Session 1: Keynote Speeches

01:01   Welcome Speech: Farid Karimi, Chairperson, BASRECCS
01:02   Opening Speech: Johan Vetlesen, Deputy Director General from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
01:03   Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europe: “Decarbonisation Infrastructure – Europe’s Great 21st Century Challenge”
01:04   Audun Røsjorde, Senior Adviser Technology, Gassnova: “Developing Longship – Key Lessons Learned”
01:05   Monika Ivandic, Researcher, Uppsala University: “RouteCCS: An Overview of CCUS Development in the BSR”

Session 2: CCUS, State of the Art in the BSR

02:01   Alla Shogenova, Tallinn University of Technology: “Carbon Neutral Baltic States: Do We Have CCUS Among Accepted Options?”
02:02   Fabian Levihn, Stockholm Exergi: “BECCS in a Context of the Paris Agreement”
02:03   Kjetil Wilhelmsen, Northern Lights: “Update on Northern Lights CCS”

Session 3: Future of CCS/CCUS

03:01   Kristin Onarheim, Aker Carbon Capture: “CCUS Toward 2030 and Beyond – Addressing Industry Emissions with Carbon Capture”
03:02   Philip Ringrose, Equinor & NTNU: “Ensuring Safe Storage Operations: Learning from Sleipner and Snøhvit”
03:03   Roman Berenblyum, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre / CO2GeoNet Association: “CO2GeoNet: Status and Future”

Session 4: Politics of CCUS

04:01   Morten Skovgaard Olsen, Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, Denmark: “The Ugly Duckling – CCS and CCU in Denmark”
04:02   Maria Velkova, European Commission: “EU Policy and Support for Developing CCUS”
04:03   Juho Lipponen, Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative: “CCUS Developments Globally – Collaborating to Accelerate Deployment”
04:04   Rebekka Marie Hushovd & Nicholas Boyd, Recycle CO2: “Communicating for Public Acceptance”

Session 5: Closure

05:01   Emil Yde Aasen, Vice-chairperson, BASRECCS


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