• March 10 - 14, 2025

Carbon Hub

A focus on the decarbonization ecosystem

The Innovation Agora Carbon Hub is a dedicated space in which energy industry stakeholders in the decarbonization ecosystem convene to exchange insights on innovations to abate GHG emissions and to remove CO2 from the atmosphere in pursuit of net zero goals. 

In open amphitheater panels, leading experts from across the energy and energy-intensive industries and innovation ecosystem share ideas, experiences and learnings on how to implement and scale solutions which reduce GHG emissions using technology, new business models and the enablers available from financing, policy and market support.

Topics and key questions to be explored include:

  • Reducing industrial Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

    What are the learnings from efforts to decarbonize the Oil and Gas chain, mining and other energy intensive industries?

  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)

    How to accelerate the scaling and reduction of costs of CCUS and CDR

  • Methane

    What are best practices in detecting, measuring and verifying methane emissions?

  • Bio-energy

    What is the next level of impact from bio-energy, for example in aviation, or waste-to-energy?

  • Business models, Finance

    How can different financial and corporate sources best support the development of low carbon innovations?

  • Low carbon technologies

    What are the emerging digital AI and other breakthrough technologies to enhance the impact of low carbon solutions?

Featured Carbon Hub Sessions

Shaping the Capital Stack Across Carbon Management Solutions

Sources of capital for low-carbon businesses and projects vary by technology type, location and stage of development and execution. How should innovat... Read More

Methane: Post COP28 roadmap

The build-up to COP28, and the event itself, saw a new impetus in regulations on methane emissions and flaring reduction from the U.S., Canada, Europe... Read More

Making Sense of Methane Measurements with Advanced Analytics

Advanced analytical techniques are important to make an integrated interpretation of methane emissions data sensors with different spatial and tempora... Read More

Which Industries Can Best Drive Growth of CCUS?

CCUS is an integral part of the transition to next zero for multiple companies and industries, including those in hard-to-abate sectors. Which industr... Read More

Solutions to Decarbonize Hard-to-Abate Sectors

Hard-to-abate sectors have many decarbonization approaches available to consider. These include changing manufacturing processes and operations to red... Read More

CCUS Infrastructure: The key to commercializing decarbonization

As CCUS projects become more developed globally, there will be more frequent requirements for long-distance and cross-border business dealings to conn... Read More

Certified Natural Gas: An incentive for decarbonizing oil & gas?

Certification of natural gas production is increasingly prominent as a means for both gas producers and buyers to prove their ESG credentials, and to ... Read More

Reducing Emissions in Supply Chains

Reducing emissions through the supply chain is an important priority for all energy producers and suppliers. Which state-of-the-art practices can best... Read More

Reflections on DOE and Global Policy Support for Carbon Management

Reaching climate neutrality by 2050 will require carbon management at different levels. Both point source capture and carbon dioxide removal will be c... Read More

Accelerating Methane Reduction through Financing and Collaboration

COP28 saw the announcement of new financing initiatives to accelerate the reduction of methane emissions in Oil & Gas and other sectors. Financing may... Read More

Disruptors in Low-carbon Technology

A wide range of technologies are being researched by academia or implemented in industry that, if delivered at scale, could significantly impact the e... Read More

European Low-Carbon Energy Hubs: Progress & learnings

Low-carbon energy hub projects are progressing in several European countries. Projects have developed into execution stages with contracts being put i... Read More

Accelerating CO2 Transportation and Storage Solutions

The transportation and sequestration components of the CCUS value chain are increasingly emerging as the critical path elements for moving announced p... Read More

Decarbonizing Upstream Oil & Gas: Winning strategies for real results

The upstream oil & gas journey to lower the carbon intensity of operations is seeing tangible results. That journey will become more complex as low-ha... Read More

Scaling Agricultural Waste and Biomass to Fuel Businesses

Waste-to-fuel solutions, such as using agricultural and other biomass waste to generate renewable natural gas, offer great potential to reduce the car... Read More

Digital / AI Applications in Managing Energy Demand

Reduced energy use is carbon negative. AI in principle can help enable this in both industrial and domestic settings, from control of renewables use i... Read More

Best Regulatory Practices for Reducing Methane Emissions

Reducing methane emissions and flaring in recent months has reached new levels of definition of regulations and standards, particularly in North Ameri... Read More

The New Role of Digital Technology in Reducing Emissions

For many years, digital transformation has been identified as a cornerstone to the solution for enabling operational efficiencies in oil & gas and acr... Read More

Unlocking the "U" in CCUS: Advances in CO2 use cases

Developing a large-scale CCUS value chain requires current commercial CO2 use cases to rapidly scale.  Besides storge, companies are evaluating opport... Read More

Leadership and Mindset for Low-carbon Transformation

Getting to net zero will require unprecedented and rapid transformation of the energy sector. How would businesses respond in a world where “next-zero... Read More

Corporate Venture's Role in Supporting Innovation and Startups

Corporate venture capital (CVC) groups provide support to startups in several ways―expert input, pilot projects, finance, access to certain markets, e... Read More

Effectively Decarbonizing the Electricity Grid

Decarbonizing electricity grids requires multiple actions beyond installing renewable energy sources. Deploying battery storage systems; applying adva... Read More

How Do We Build Trust Between NGOs and the Energy Industry to Enable the Energy Transition?

This will be a thoughtful, diplomatic and honest discussion about why NGO advocates view the energy sector skeptically, and how to build the trust nec... Read More