UKCCSRC Programme Conference, Edinburgh – 4-5 September 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our Autumn Programme Conference on 4th and 5th September 2019 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Below is the agenda for the conference. Presentations (where we have permission to share) and posters are available below.

You can also see all blog posts related to this event here.


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

11:30 – 12:15Registration and lunch
12:15 – 12:30Welcome and Introduction

Stuart Haszeldine, Deputy Director Storage

12:30 – 12:45Updates from UKRI and BEIS

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

Lizzy Bent, Energy Programme Portfolio Manager, EPSRC

12.45 – 14.30UKCCSRC Core Research Projects #1

Paul Fennell, Deputy Director Capture, Imperial College London

Camille Petit, Imperial College London

Hao Liu, University of Nottingham

Ben Anthony, Cranfield University

Mohamed Pourkashanian, University of Sheffield

Mathieu Lucquiaud, University of Edinburgh

Robert Milton, University of Sheffield

14:30 – 15:00Break
15:00 – 16:00ACT Projects

Brian Allison, BEIS

Maxine Akhurst, ALIGN, British Geological Survey

Nixon Sunny, ELEGANCY, Imperial College London

Alan James, Acorn, Pale Blue Dot

16:00 – 17.45UKCCSRC Core Research Projects #2

David Reiner, Deputy Director Systems and Policy, University of Cambridge

Mai Bui, Imperial College London

Clair Gough, University of Manchester

Vassilis Charitopoulos, University of Cambridge/University College London

18:00 – 19:00Poster session and networking reception.
19:00 – 21:00Networking buffet

Thursday, 5 September 2019

8.45 – 9:00Arrivals
9:00 – 9:15Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Introduction

Bruce Adderley, Interim Challenge Director, Transforming Foundation Industries, UKRI

9:15 – 11:00UKCCSRC Core Research Projects #3                                                                          

Stuart Haszeldine, Deputy Director Storage, University of Edinburgh

Jerome Neufeld, University of Cambridge

Sam Krevor, Imperial College London

John Williams, British Geological Survey

11:00 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:00UKCCSRC Flexible Funded Projects

Vincenzo Spallina, University of Manchester

Stuart Gilfillan, University of Edinburgh

Cheng-Gong Sun, University of Nottingham

Richard Porter, University College London

12:00 – 12:45Panel Session – Getting Rapid Impacts for MI Research Topics

Jon Gibbins, Director UKCCSRC

Brian Allison, BEIS

Jeremy Carey, 42 Technology

Tony Espie, BP International

Mona Mølnvik, SINTEF Energy Research

David Reiner, University of Cambridge

12:45 – 13:00Closing Remarks

Jeremy Carey, Chair of UKCCSRC Board, 42 Technology

13:00 – 14:00Lunch and departures

Conference Posters

UKCCSRC Core Research Posters

David Danaci, Imperial College London WP A1: Material Development

Hao Liu, University of Nottingham WP A2: Pilot Testing: WP A2a. NU

Karen Finney, University of Sheffield WP AC1: BECCS

Mohamed Pourkashanian, University of Sheffield WP AC2: Advanced cycles

Stuart Scott, University of Cambridge WP AC3: Detailed Models

Mathieu Lucquiaud, University of Edinburgh WP AC4: Integration Options for Low Carbon Hydrogen and Power Synergies

Solomon Brown, University of Sheffield WP AC5: Reduced Order Models

Gareth Williams, British Geological Survey WP B2: Seismic velocity heterogeneity in a CO2 layer at Sleipner

Gareth Williams, British Geological Survey WP B2: Chimneys and channels at the Sleipner CO2 storage site

Clair Gough, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research WP C1: Social license to operate

UKCCSRC Flexible Funded Projects Posters

Vincenzo Spallina, University of Manchester CLYCHING: CLean hYdrogen and CHemicals production via chemical loopING

Cheng-Gong Sun, University of Nottingham Scalable step-change carbon materials achieving high CO2 adsorption capacity and selectivity at practical flue gas temperatures for potential breakthrough cost reductions

Karen Turner Strathclyde, University The Role of CCUS in Industry Clusters in Delivering Value to the Political Economy

Haroun Mahgerefteh, University College London Optimising Methanol Production from Steel Manufacture Off-gases

Early Career Researcher Posters

ECR Poster prize winners, from left to right: Hirbod Varasteh, Staffordshire University, Ruiqi Wang, Newcastle University, Yongliang (Harry) Yan, Cranfield University 

Hirbod Varasteh, Staffordshire University Cycle Optimisation and Heat Exchanger Network (HEN)
Design in Oxy-combustion Power Cycles

Ruiqi Wang, Newcastle University CCS on iron and steel industry: mass-thermal network to reduce CO2 emissions in UK

Yongliang (Harry) Yan, Cranfield University Applying machine learning algorithms in estimating the performance of heterogeneous, multi-component materials as oxygen carrier

Karthik Arunachalam, University of Edinburgh, Methane and Carbon Dioxide Sorption in Shales Using Ideal Adsorbed Solution Theory

Patrick Brandl, Imperial College London The limits of solvent based CO2 capture

Christopher de Leeuwe, Newcastle University Overcoming chemical equilibrium limitations – a case study in hydrogen production

Ayub Golmakani, Cranfield University Biogas upgrading by cyclic adsorption units with newly developed polymeric adsorbents

Louise Hamdy, Swansea University Solid Polyamines for CO2 Capture

James Hendry, Newcastle University Process intensification of carbon capture: study of CO2 capture using counter and co current flow configurations in a R.P.B.

Fereshteh Hojatisaeidi, London South Bank University Effect of loading Ni on carbon dioxide adsorption behaviour of porous boron nitride

Ariane D. Kamkeng, University of Sheffield Direct CO2 and H2O co-electrolysis from flue gas streams: A modelling approach

Non-ECR Posters

Peter Brownsort, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage UKCCSRC Data and Information Archive