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

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