The most important tasks for TCM’s Technical Committee (TC)
– Technical committee (TC) brings a technical support and provide guidance for both TCM staff and Company Meeting (TCM’s Board of Directors) representatives.
A test campaign at TCM is following a work process from the initial contact with the technology vendor until the execution and the close-up of the test campaign. During formal meetings with TCM at different key steps and through a report review process, TC is informed about the technology assessment, the campaign objectives, its schedule, cost and risks, the required process modification, etc. TC is then in a position to evaluate, from an industrial and technical perspective, the interest of testing the technology. At the same time, TC helps to ensure that all HSE and environmental risks have been considered and that planned tests are pertinent to demonstrate the merits of the technology. To this end, TC can eventually provide some guidance for additional tests. When decisions are taken in Company Meeting, TC plays the role of technical advisor and gives its recommendation.
During and after the test campaign, TC encourages the vendors to get the maximum from the results and data acquired through a review of weekly, monthly and final campaign reports.
Besides vendor campaigns, TC attempts to identify technological gaps and studies of interest which could be investigated at TCM. TC can propose ideas to implement improvements at the site or the process. It also participates in the definition of “owner campaigns” which aims at maximizing the learnings and keeping TCM at the forefront of CO2 capture.
At last, TC helps in making TCM recognized and visible in the world of CO2 capture by proposing subjects for publication and by participating to the review process during the paper writing (9 papers have been prepared for GHGT-16 conference, two of them were co-authored by TC members).