Renewable Energy, Carbon Capture, Hydrogen & ESG > Technoeconomic Modelling of Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) Projects – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This 2 half-day Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course will guide participants on the technoeconomic aspects of capture, utilization and geological storage of carbon dioxide. The VILT course will address the methods and techniques used in the technoeconomic assessment of Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) projects. It will explore in detail the factors that affect the cost-effectiveness of current and emerging technologies for CO2 capture, transport and geological storage, including monitoring and verification. Given that the successful deployment of CCUS may require economic incentives, technical and economic drivers such as technological innovation, optimization, source sink matching and emerging opportunities will also be discussed.

In addition, using several worked examples and case studies, this VILT course will explain the principles behind the analysis of the costs and opportunities of a CCS / CCUS project from source to sink and examines the possibilities of using carbon dioxide from an economic perspective.

Upon completion of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the economic considerations for CCS / CCUS projects
  • Measure and calculate the cost-effectiveness of CCS / CCUS
  • Identify the economic drivers for CCS / CCUS
  • Understand the value of source to sink matching
  • Outline the economic and environmental opportunities as well as challenges with using carbon dioxide injection in a range of applications
  • Recognize niche opportunities for CO2 storage (coal seams, basalts, salt and others)


This VILT course is ideally suited for a technical audience such as geoscientists, petroleum and chemical engineers as well as professionals such as economists, regulators, legal staff and managers wishing to learn more about the details of economic aspects and the basis for techno-economic analysis of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage projects. The VILT course is presented in an interactive workshop format, allowing for discussions.

Participants should have:

  • Basic background knowledge of CCUS technologies
  • Experience with oil and gas, coal or other energy projects
  • Basic understanding of the energy industry

The VILT course will be delivered online in 2 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 15 minutes per day. The VILT course is presented in an interactive workshop format that allows discussion.

Course Duration: 2 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (8 hours in total).

Your expert course leader received his B.Eng. in Chemical and Environmental Systems in 2002 from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2008 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia, at the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology. His doctoral used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyse the flows within membrane modules used for water treatment and desalination. He also worked on a desalination linkage project between the UNSW and the European Union, as part of Framework Programme 6.

From 2009 to 2014, he worked for the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), where he led the research into CO2 Transport Networks, co-led the development of a techno-economic model for the analysis of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, and collaborated on several consultancy and feasibility studies conducted by CO2CRC for both Government and Industry. From 2014 to 2019, he held a CONACYT Research Fellowship at the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora (ITSON) in Mexico, where he led collaborative research projects dealing with RO membrane biofouling (IHE-Delft), membrane modifications, solar energy use for desalination (CSIR-CSMCRI India) and CFD modelling of the hydrodynamics in membrane modules (UMP Malaysia).

Since July 2019, he is a Research Fellow in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney, where his research focuses on finding ways to reduce the cost, energy use and environmental impact of technologies for providing clean energy and water. From 2015 to 2020, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Society of Membrane Science and Technology. He guest edited a special edition on CCS for the Journal “Technologies” and is currently an Editorial Board member for the journal, “Energies”, a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal. His research interests include improving the efficiency of osmotic membrane separation processes, modelling complex processes involving heat and mass transfer, and exploring the economic drivers of low emission technologies such as the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) chain.

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