Event Date and Location: 
July 9–10, 2008, Mexico City, Mexico

Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (IIE) hosted a CSLF Capacity Building in Emerging Economies Workshop on 9-10 July 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico. CSLF experts from around the globe shared their experience in implementing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies with 140 attendees from Mexico's energy industries. Jordy Herrera of Mexico's Secretaría de Energía opened the workshop by emphasizing the importance of CCS as a means for addressing global climate change. Presentations on a range of topics included enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide (CO2), identifying and quantifying the quality of CO2 storage sites, and measurement, monitoring, and validation (MMV). The sponsors of several showcase projects utilizing CCS technologies discussed their experiences. These included the Great Plains Gasification Plant in the United States, the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale Project in Canada, the CASTOR project in Europe, and the Regional Carbon Sequestrations Partnerships project in the United States and Canada. Scenarios for electrical power generation and CO2 emissions in Mexico and experiences with enhanced oil recovery using CO2 injection in Mexico were presented by experts from IIE, PEMEX, and CFE. Perspectives from South America and the International Energy Agency's Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme were also presented. The Workshop featured extensive audience interaction with several panel sessions and in-depth intellectual exchanges among the experts that were initiated by questions from the audience. The next step forward will be the development of a framework to be applied toward a proposed action road map for CCS implementation in Mexico.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

  Inauguración del Taller de Secuestro y Captura de CO2 (pdf 43 KB)
  Jordy Herrera, Secretaria de Energía, Mexico

  Justin "Judd" Swift, United States Department of Energy
  Marcelo Ketzer, PUCRS, Brazil 
  Stefan Bachu, Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, Canada 
  Andrés E. Moctezuma Berthier, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico 
  Salvador Flores Mondragon, PEMEX, Mexico (pdf 622 KB)
  Panel Discussion on CO2 Sequestration, including Monitoring and Transportation
  Andres E. Moctezuma Berthier, Salvador Flores Mondragon, Stanley Santos, Pierre Le Thiez, Marcelo Ketzer, Stefan Bachu, and John Panek


Thursday, July 10, 2008

  José Miguel Gonzalez Santaló, IIE, Mexico 
  Sergio Palafox, CFE, Mexico
  Stanley Santos, IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme 
  Victor Der, United States Department of Energy 
  Fred Stern, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, United States 
  Frank Mourits, Natural Resources Canada 
  The CASTOR Initiative (pdf 1.67 MB)
  Pierre Le Thiez, GeoGreen, France 
  Panel Discussion on CO2 Capture and Sequestration Experiences
  Victor Der, Stanley Santos, Frank Mourits, Pierre Le Thiez, José Miguel Gonzalez Santaló, Fred Stern, Marcelo Ketzer, Judd Swift, and John Panek