UKCCSRC Web Series 2020: CCS on a mission to net-zero – 30 March – 10 July 2020

This year, due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve decided to significantly change our usual spring Network Conference programme to support and engage with our CCS community.
This spring, we’ll instead be hosting a mix of regular informal and formal drop-in sessions each week, beginning on 30th March and finishing on Friday 10th July, with an ongoing programme of weekly virtual lectures (followed by a Q&A and discussion) on Fridays at 3pm.
Registration for this event has now closed as the Spring Series has finished. Recorded lectures, presentation slides and the posters are available on the Latest Web Series page. However, you may like to register for our Summer Web Series which runs from Tuesday 21st July 2020 throughout the summer. Find out more here.
Here’s the agenda:

Date & timeSessionSpeaker
Monday 30th March, 4-5pmVirtual coffeeDavid Reiner (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Systems and Policy)
Tuesday 31st March 4-5pmVirtual coffeeStuart Haszeldine (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Storage)
Wednesday 1st April 4-5pmVirtual coffeePaul Fennell (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Capture)
Thursday 2nd April 4-5pmVirtual coffeeJon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director)
Friday 3rd April 3pmGuest lecture: An Introduction to the Industrial Decarbonisation ChallengeDr Bryony Livesey, Challenge Director for Industrial Decarbonisation, UKRI
Monday 6th April 4-5pmResearch conversationsJon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director)
Wednesday 8th April 4-5pmInformal drop-in sessionJon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director)
Wednesday 15th April 4-5pmSome initial thoughts on the impacts of COVID-19 on energy markets and CCSDavid Reiner (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Systems and Policy)
Friday 17th April 3pmGuest lecture: Delivering Net-ZeroProfessor Myles Allen, Head of the Climate Dynamics Group, University of Oxford
Wednesday 22nd April 4-5pmNovel CCS in the Iron and Steel IndustryPaul Fennell (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Capture)
Friday 24th April 3pmLecture: UK CCS Deployment: Experience Since 2005 – and a New Competition?Jon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director)
Wednesday 29th April 4-5pmCO2 Storage 101 for the Geologically AspiringStuart Haszeldine (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Storage)
Friday 1st May 3pmGuest lecture: Legal and Regulatory Issues Around Developing CCUS ProjectsDalia Majumder-Russell, Senior Associate (Energy), CMS Law
Tuesday 5th May 2-4pmPoster session with 7 presentations and discussions (click for details)Chaired by Patrick Brandl and Louise Hamdy
Wednesday 6th May 4-5pmHelping pave the way to net zero – new technology with huge potential &
A study of temperature effects in the Bunter Closure 36, a potential large-scale CO2 storage site in UK
Helen Atkinson, C-Capture &
Paolo Orsini, OpenGoSim Ltd
Tuesday 12th May 2-4pmPoster session with 7 presentations and discussions (click for details)Chaired by Pooya Hoseinoori and Catherine Spurin
Friday 15th May 3pmGuest lecture: Is 2020 the Beginning of the End for Oil in the UK, with Demand Collapse and the End of Conspicuous Consumption, or will Fossil-fuelled Political Liberalism Re-emerge?Dr Rupert Read, Reader in Philosophy, University of East Anglia, and Spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion
Wednesday 20th May 4-5pmCCS and Hydrogen: Hydrogen combustion, gas turbines and prospects for 100% hydrogen & hydrogen storageJon Runyon, Cardiff University and John Williams, BGS. Chaired by Reace Edwards, University of Chester
Friday 22nd May 3pmGuest lecture: How can we ensure prosperity in the race to Net Zero? The challenge of balancing industrial decarbonisation and the ‘Just Transition’Professor Karen Turner, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde
Wednesday 27th May 4-5pmClimate in a Time of COVID: Results from the 2020 UKCCSRC Survey on Energy and ClimateDavid Reiner (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Systems and Policy)
Friday 29th May 3pmGuest Lecture: CCUS developments in the NetherlandsJan Hopman, Director of CATO – CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage in the Netherlands
Wednesday 3rd June 4-5pmDiscussion session: How can we communicate the importance of CCS for tackling climate change?Chaired by Jon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director)
Friday 5th June 3pmGuest lecture: An update to The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Champion UK Industrial Decarbonisation-IDRIC
Wednesday 10th June 4-5pmCCUS Cluster updates: North West and ScotlandJoe Howe, Executive Director, Thornton Energy Research Institute and Mike Smith, CEO, NECCUS
Friday 12th June 3pmGuest lecture: The Norwegian CCS Research Centre in light of the plans for a full scale CCS chainDr Mona Mølnvik, Research Director for Gas technology, SINTEF
Wednesday 17th June 4-5pmCCUS Cluster updates: Teesside and HumberSarah Tennison, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Colin McGill, BP,  Katie Hedges, CATCH UK and David Talbot, CATCH UK
Friday 19th June 3pmWhy CCUS should fit in with a post COVID-19 recoveryLuke Warren, Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association
Wednesday 24th June 4-5pmSocially equitable net zero transitionsNiall Mac Dowell, Reader in Energy Systems, Imperial College London
Friday 26th June 3pmLecture: Insights into post-combustion capture knowledge-building and cost-reduction through open-access deployment activitiesJon Gibbins (UKCCSRC Director)
Wednesday 1st July, 4-5pmCCUS Cluster updates: South Wales and SolentChris Williams, Tata Steel and Lindsay Armstrong, University of Southampton
Friday 3rd July, 3pmFraming effects on public support for CCSProfessor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, University of Cardiff
Wednesday 8th July, 4-5pmCO2 Capture 101Paul Fennell (UKCCSRC Deputy Director: Capture)
Friday 10th July, 3pmGuest lecture: What can we learn from other industries about using public funding to make CCS investable?Jeremy Carey, Director of Exergetic and Chair of the UKCCSRC Board

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