UKCCSRC Network Conference, Cardiff University – 16-17 April 2019





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Below we have added the presentations that we have permission to publish along with the posters and Early Career Researcher Blogs.

View all the blogs from this conference here. 

16 April 2019

8:30 – 11:30Gas Turbine Research Centre Tour

Please note spaces on this tour are limited to 36

10:00 – 11:30Post-combustion capture retrofit – A topical seminar

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11:30 – 12:30Registration and lunch
12:30 – 12:45Opening remarks
12:45 – 13:15An update from BEIS and EPSRC

Brian Allison, Assistant Head CCUS R&D, Innovation and International Engagement, BEIS

Lizzy Bent, Energy Programme Portfolio Manager, EPSRC

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13:15 – 14:30International update

Gearóid FitzGerald, Commercial CCS Manager, Ervia

Jan Hopman, Director, CATO

Elizabeth Horner, Majority Senior Counsel, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Jazmin Mota, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh

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14:30 – 15:00Break
15:00 – 15:15Addressing the UK’s CO2 emissions using CCUS

Jon Gibbins, Director, UKCCSRC

15:15 – 16:45East coast cluster presentations

Lindsay Armstrong, Lecturer, University of Southampton

Carl Clayton, Drax

Robin Irons, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Alan James, Managing Director, Pale Blue Dot

Mark Lewis, Low Carbon Consultant, Tees Valley Combined Authority

16:45 – 17:30West coast cluster presentations

Gearóid FitzGerald, Commercial CCS Manager, Ervia

Stuart McKay, Head of CCS Policy, Scottish Government

Peter Whitton, Managing Director, Progressive Energy

Chris Williams, Energy and CO2 Research Manager, Tata Steel

17:30 – 18:30

hosted poster session at Cardiff University

19:30 – 20:00Arrivals and drinks reception at National Museum Cardiff
20:00 – 23:00Evening Meal

Dinner Speaker: Paul Brooks, Group Director, Health, Safety & Environment, Tata Steel

17 April 2019

8:45 – 9:00Arrivals
9:00 – 11:15Parallel Sessions:


Ben Anthony, Cranfield University

David Danci, Imperial College London

Jon Gibbins, Director, UKCCSRC

Laura Herraiz, University of Edinburgh

Mohamed Pourkashanian, University of Sheffield

Matthias Schnellmann, University of Cambridge

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Silvia De Simone, Imperial College London

Masoud Ahmadinia, Coventry University

Georgos Papageorgiou, University of Edinburgh

Jim White, British Geological Survey

Luke Jenkins, University of Oxford

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Systems & Policy

Habiba Daggash, Imperial College London

Niall MacDowell, Imperial College London

Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University

David Reiner, University of Cambridge

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11:15 – 11:45Break
11:45 – 12:45Panel session:

Interactions between clusters: the industry and policy perspectives

Gearóid FitzGerald, Commercial CCS Manager, Ervia

Jan Hopman, Director, CATO

Julia Race, University of Strathclyde

Peter Whitton, Managing Director, Progressive Energy

James Watt, Process Engineering Manager, Wood plc.

12:45 – 13:00Closing remarks
13:00 – 14:00Lunch and departures

Conference Posters

Early Career Researcher Posters

Abdul’Aziz Aliyu: Process and system optimization of post-combustion capture with 40 wt.% MEA and twin absorber columns 

Eduardo Garcia: Co-combustion of coal and spent coffee grounds blends in a fluidized bed reactor

Fidal Bashir: Techno-economic analysis of methanol production from biomass and steelworks off-gases (ECR poster competition winner)

Jennifer Rudd: Copper Foams as Electrocatalysts for the Reduction of CO2 to C3-Products

Juman Al-Saqlawi: The Carbonation of Bauxite Residue: A Techno-Economic Scoping Study

Junyoung Hwang: Supercritical adsorption of CO2 and CH4 inside clay nanopores for geological storage

Louise Hamdy: Cross-linked PEI as a Pure Organic CO2 Sorbent Enhanced via Additives of Hydrophobic Functionality

Patrick Brandl: Beyond 90% capture – feasible, but at what cost? (ECR poster competition winner)

Pooya Hoseinpoori: The role of CCS in decarbonising heating

Yoga Wienda Pratama: The robust value of CCS in a deeply decarbonised electricity system


Non-Early Career Researcher Posters

Paul Willson: Techno-Economic Study of A3C Capture Process

Peter Brownsort: CO2 shipping: accelerating CCS clusters