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The 2019 CCS winter school was designed for research students from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS & Cleaner Fossil Energy and UK CCS research centre to assess and address the challenges of advancing cleaner fossil energy across a broad spectrum of global challenges and contexts. Research students from the aforementioned research centres and experts from the academia and industry delivered almost 50 oral presentations. It was enlightening getting out of your research bubble, learning what your peers are up to and the global impact of your research. Group work to address the solutions to the challenges of decarbonizing various sectors of the economy were assigned to the research students and include the steel, cement, shipping, plastic and...Read more
The EPSRC hosted a Winter School at the University of Sheffield. This Winter School was an opportunity for PhD students from the EPSRC and various other universities to present their projects and get valuable experience in sharing their work to an audience. After Colin Snape started with a welcome the first day of the school started off with speakers Robin Irons, Colin Snape, Andy Barker & Lucy Snape, Mai Bui and Vince Pizzoni. Robin Irons presented the changes that have happened within the energy sector last year, highlighting that coal plants are being shut down in favour of renewables and with Brexit looming over the horizon the UK may experience difficulty given that 4% of the total energy is imported...Read more
The ‘2019 Winter School’, a three-day workshop, held at University of Sheffield from Feb 12th to 14th provides a wonderful opportunity for young researchers from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy and the UK CCS Research Centre to share and develop interdisciplinary knowledge in conventional power, fossil energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. The workshop opened by a welcome speech from prof. Colin Snape, the director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy. The workshop was then started by wonderful talks on difference aspects of fossil energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies including shale gas resource and exploration permitting in UK, future way of...Read more
The ‘CCUS development in the UK’ workshop was organized on the backdrop of the ECRs Activity Fund, which enabled ECRs to organize activities in areas of interest to them within a broader CCS realm. This workshop themed ‘A contemporary academic and industrial perspective’ was organized by Michael Onoja @ETclassiQ as one of the beneficiaries of the @UKCCSRC ECRs Activity Fund. The one-day workshop brought together experts from different academic backgrounds and was indeed a melting pot of invaluable knowledge shared on academic and industrial perspectives on CCUS. Expert contributors include Jim White (British Geological Survey), Samuel Krevor (Imperial College London), Peter Styring (University of Sheffield), Ismael Falcon-Suarez (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton), Alan James (Pale Blue Dot) and Stuart Haszeldine (University...Read more