Thursday, July 14
Welcome Remarks by Summit Chairperson
Project Director—India Growth
Shell Companies in India
VP Engineering Technology
SPE Regional Director
Asia Pacific Region
EVP Development and Subsurface
Guest of Honour:
Anil Kakodkar, Padma Vibhushan
Chancellor, Homi Bhabha National Institute
Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission
Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission
Group Chief Sustainability Officer
EVP, Real Estate, Business Service Centres, and Corporate Travel
Plenary speakers will focus on the current state of global efforts towards achieving Net Zero and examine the challenges in this space especially in the context of India. Speakers may choose to share their vision and highlight some opportunities as well. The speakers in this session will be drawn from the senior levels in the Indian Government and the Industry—both global and within India.
Onno Van Kessel
Carbon Services Engagement Lead (London)
Senior Research Engineer,
Saskatchewan Research Council
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) will be a game changer in the fight against global climate change. It is an essential part of the solution considering its ability to avoid carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at their source and enable large-scale reduction of CO2 already in the atmosphere via removal technologies. This theme can be sub-categorised into “learnings from global best practices” and “matching these best practices to the Indian contexts”.
India holds a substantial geological sequestration potential in its basaltic rocks, coal seams, depleted oil reserves, soils, deep saline aquifers and sedimentary basins. At this moment, no carbon capture and storage/clean development mechanism projects is operational in the country. However, several studies point towards large theoretical capacity potential which can range from 63 to 500+ Gigatonnes (Gt). In this session, the speakers will address:
- Potential business models for collaboration across companies and across industries to assess and create opportunities in India
- Required policy framework to support such collaborations
- Storage potential assessment methodologies
- CO2 EOR for utilisation but also for sequestration
- Spatial analysis to assess suitable source-sink matching to mitigate non-technical risk
- Risk assessment methodologies including technology advancements in enabling sequestration and monitoring of the leakage.
Business Head, ISGEC India
Indian Counsellor, ISSCT
Besides forests which are the most well-known nature-based solution to prevent climate change, there could be others like the peatlands, mangroves, wetlands, grasslands, coral reefs etc. Use of large-scale re-forestation as a natural CO2 sink is a key element of emissions management across the globe. The speakers at this session would dwell upon these themes and highlight the challenges and opportunities in this space.
Under this theme there would also presentations on the use of biogenic wastes to meet the energy needs of the country through the manufacture of biofuels like CBG, Second Generation Ethanol, Biodiesel etc.
This ePoster session will focus on digitalisation—a key enabler to achieve Net Zero. The e-Posters will be presented by representatives from different companies and the delegates will get an opportunity to walk around the various ePosters to listen to the presenters at the ePoster booths.
Under this theme there will also be presentations on the use of biogenic wastes to meet the energy needs of the country through the manufacture of biofuels like CBG, Second Generation Ethanol, Biodiesel etc.
Friday, July 15
Project Director—India Growth
Marketing and Strategy
Director, and Executive
Sponsor of Sustainability
This session will have a special focus on opportunities to meet the challenges, especially in India.
Dhiren Kr Panda
GM, Technology Deployment
Vice President Technology and New Materials Business
Tata Steel Limited
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences and the IDP in Climate Studies
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai
Arun T.A Kumar
Professor – Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Technology
Institute of Applied Technology
This session will provide a common platform to explore and to discuss the opportunities of sectoral decarbonisation to tackle the growing challenge of climate change. Industrial decarbonisation requires development and deployment of medium to long term innovative low carbon technologies across all the “hard to abate” sectors (cement, steel, aviation, shipping, industrial project delivery, etc).
The session will aim to address crucial elements like:
- Current state of carbon capture technologies to support sectoral decarbonisation
- Exiting infrastructure in India to support sectoral decarbonisation and the need for further improvements/upgrades in this area
- Challenges in the project developments aimed at sectoral decarbonisation across industries
- System design and engineering to provide a science-based approach to address the complex problem of decarbonisation.
- Innovations and policy interventions to make sectoral decarbonisation viable and sustainable
- Role of circular economy (for example plastic circularity) to manage the net emissions
IH2 Demonstration Facility
Shell will host a short tour of its state-of-art IH2 demonstration facility and at its R&D centre in the Shell Labs at the Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB). STCB is one of the three Projects, Technology and R&D “hubs” of Shell (the other two being in Amsterdam and Houston). The R&D centre conducts cutting edge research on a wide range of energy transition technologies and themes related to clean energy, decarbonisation, waste-to-fuels, circularity, etc. and the tour would provide the visitor a flavour of the research efforts.
Forest of Wellbeing
Sustainability is at the heart of everything being done at Shell. STCB is in a place where the ground water table is depleting by the day which causes severe water deficit due to which Shell purchases water to maintain landscape. There was a need to find an alternative to maintaining a very expensive carpet of lawn which had no resulting advantages.
The Real Estate team has created an urban forest at STCB. The Forest is created using Miyawaki technique, a unique methodology proven to work worldwide, irrespective of soil and climatic conditions. More than 3,000 forests are successfully created worldwide by using this methodology. At least 50–100 native species are planted in the same area which enriches the campus by improving ground water, reducing dust pollution, and energising the campus and its inhabitants. The forest of wellbeing at Shell will be a completely maintenance-free, wild and native forest after the first three years. The plantation will be up to 30 times denser as compared to conventional plantation. Considering the massive construction around the campus, the forest will help reduce noise significantly. It will absorb carbon dioxide up to 30 times better as compared to a monoculture plantation.
Imagine a 100 year forest in 10 years!
The Statutory Regulations require a facility to have 35% of space allocated for greening. With the Forest of Wellbeing, STCB is now proud to have exceeded the regulatory limit with >35% greening on the 40 acre land.
Kiran Kumar Alla
Executive Director (Corporate Strategy)
Hydrogen is one of the most promising alternate energy systems. Understanding of the full hydrogen value chain and enabling the hydrogen economy will be key to achieve global energy transition goals including in India.
The session focuses on the current stage of technology, affordability of grey, blue, turquoise and green hydrogen projects, existing infrastructures and gaps in these areas to realise full value of the hydrogen value chain. Inter-alia the themes to be discussed in this session will relate to:
- The current demand and supply in India and the future—can India be the key hydrogen supplier of the world?
- Current state of infrastructure and manufacturing cost of grey, blue, turquoise and green hydrogen—innovation and problem solving needed to make it competitive with other fuels
- State of infrastructure for the long distance H2 molecule transport and opportunities to use various vectors
- Role of policy frameworks, partnership, and innovations in making India manufacturing hub for the electrolyser
- Current state of affairs of Hydrogen Mobility and the roadmap for future
The session will highlight key gaps and opportunities in the policy framework, technology, and infrastructure development to help India ushers into a viable and sustainable hydrogen economy.
Project Director—India Growth
The policy framework would play a key enabling role in unleashing the potential of CCUS, NBS, Sectoral Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Economy to help India meet her Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). This panel discussion session would have key leaders discuss the current status of the policy framework, the gaps and key opportunities and enablers in this space. Inter-alia the themes to be discussed in this session will relate to:
- Current gaps in policy and enablers to meet energy transition needs
- Short and long-term focus areas for the policy frameworks related to decarbonisation
- Possibilities (or not) of carbon emission limits’ mandates for various industries,
- Carbon emissions trading and carbon tax
- Policies related to capture/manufacturing, storage, distribution, and transportation CO2/ H2
- Possible taxation regimes to support the decarbonisation
- Regulatory standards for process and personal and asset safety, liability, and arbitration
VP Engineering Technology,