CSLF Technical Group
The Technical Group is responsible for carrying out the following functions of the CSLF:
|Members of the CSLF Technical Group meet in Delhi, |
India in April 2006.
- Identify key technical, economic, environmental and other issues related to the achievement of improved technological capacity.
- Identify potential areas of multilateral collaboration on carbon capture, transport and storage technologies.
- Foster collaborative research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects reflecting Members' priorities.
- Assess regularly the progress of collaborative projects and make recommendations to the Policy Group on the direction of such projects.
- Establish and regularly assess an inventory of the potential areas of needed research.
- Facilitate technical collaboration with all sectors of the international research community, academia, industry, government and non-governmental organizations.
- Consider approaches to address issues associated with the above functions.
The Technical Group will:
- Recommend collaborative projects to the Policy Group.
- Set up and keep procedures to review the progress of collaborative projects.
- Follow the instructions and guidance of the Policy Group on required tasks and initiatives to be undertaken.
As part of its mission under the CSLF Charter to "identify promising directions for research," the CSLF Technical Group has produced a Technology Roadmap that is intended to act as a guide for the CSLF and its Members in describing possible routes to future carbon dioxide capture, transport and storage needs. This Roadmap will indicate areas where the CSLF can make a difference and add value through international collaborative effort. This roadmap includes:
- Information from Applied R&D projects to underpin the framework;
- Information from demonstration (pilot projects)- developed and underway;
- The year 2013 as a milestone; and
- A mechanism for feedback from national programs and vice versa to develop "a living document."