Early Career Researcher (ECR)-Led Workshop: Decarbonisation through Large-Scale Hydrogen Production and CCS Infrastructure – 10 March 2020

This workshop on 10 March has been organised by three early career researchers, Reace Edwards, David Cann and Dr. Laura Herraiz, through funding secured from the 2019 ECR Activity Fund, the motivation of which has stemmed from the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge as set out by UK government, which seeks to create at least one low-carbon cluster by 2030 in support of the UK’s wider clean growth agenda.
Keeping this theme in mind, the workshop will focus on the technical requirements of large-scale hydrogen production and CCS technologies alongside their opportunities within industrial clusters, as a method of large-scale decarbonisation, whilst also exploring the social, political and regulatory considerations which follow the deployment of such technologies.
The workshop will be held at Thornton Science Park, a University of Chester campus, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.
Throughout the day, cutting edge presentations will be delivered from a wide range of speakers from leading companies, organisations and institutions closely aligned with this agenda.
After each presentation session, attendees will have the chance to take part in round-table discussions to highlight their area of expertise, the fundamentals of their research and how it may be applicable in addressing some of the points raised throughout the presentations of the day.
In the lunch break, there will be opportunity for attendees to display their own research posters. These will be judged by experts in industry and academia, with the top-prize winner receiving a £50 Amazon gift voucher.
In addition to this, there are two further optional activities for this event. First, attendees are welcome to attend a tour of Thornton Science Park and its research facilities prior to event registration. Upon conclusion of the workshop, there will also be an optional drinks reception where attendees can network further.
Key highlights include:

  • Cutting edge presentations from leading companies and organisations concerned with hydrogen production and CCS technologies across an array of disciplines.
  • Round-table discussions where attendees can engage and network directly with peers as well as  representatives from industry, government and academia to build on existing networks.
  • Research poster competition with a top prize of a £50 Amazon voucher.
  • Optional tour of Thornton Science Park and overview of one of the UK’s major industrial clusters.
  • Optional evening networking reception.

This event is free to all ECR and other UKCCSRC members.
If you’re interested in attending, please register and select your optional add-ons here (you can also select the tour, networking reception and poster competition on this Eventbrite page).
Please note: As Thornton Science Park is a secure site, online registration is mandatory to allow for the preparation of visitor badges. Unfortunately, no ‘on the day’ admission will be permitted. Therefore, please be sure to register online to avoid disappointment.

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