Baltic Carbon Forum - BCF


The BALTIC CARBON FORUM 2022 will be held in hybrid format online and onsite in Kaunas, Lithuania on October 13-14, 2022.
Conference venue for two days in the city center K. Donelaicio str. 6, Kaunas.

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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