UKCCSRC Programme Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent Programme Conference, and of course thank you to The University of Edinburgh for hosting us. If you have feedback from the event please fill in this short survey. All feedback is factored into the planning of future events.  

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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

11:30 - 12:15 Registration and lunch
12:15 – 12:30

Welcome and Introduction

Stuart Haszeldine, Deputy Director Storage

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12:30 – 12:45

Updates from UKRI and BEIS

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

Lizzy Bent, Energy Programme Portfolio Manager, EPSRC

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12.45 – 14.30

UKCCSRC Core Research Projects #1

Paul Fennell, Deputy Director Capture, Imperial College London

David Danaci, 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

Ewa Marek, University of Cambridge

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14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00

ACT Projects

Brian Allison, BEIS

Maxine Akhurst, ALIGN, British Geological Survey

Nixon Sunny, ELEGANCY, Imperial College London

Alan James, Acorn, Pale Blue Dot

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16:00 – 17.45

UKCCSRC 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

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

Thursday, 5 September 2019

8.45 - 9:00 Arrivals
9:00 - 9:15

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Introduction

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

9:15 - 11:00

UKCCSRC 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

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11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:00

UKCCSRC Flexible Funded Projects

Vincenzo Spallina, University of Manchester

Stuart Gilfillan, University of Edinburgh

Cheng-Gong Sun, University of Nottingham

Richard Porter, University College London

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12:00 - 12:45

Panel 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

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12:45 - 13:00

Closing Remarks

Jeremy Carey, Chair of UKCCSRC Board, 42 Technology

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13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and departures 


Conference Posters 



Early Career Researcher Posters

Karthik Arunachalam Methane and Carbon Dioxide Sorption in Shales Using Ideal Adsorbed Solution Theory

Patrick Brandl The limits of solvent based CO2 capture

Christopher de Leeuwe Overcoming chemical equilibrium limitations - a case study in hydrogen production

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

Louise Hamdy Solid Polyamines for CO2 Capture

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

Fereshteh Hojatisaeidi Effect of loading Ni on carbon dioxide adsorption behaviour of porous boron nitride

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

Ruiqi Wang CCS on iron and steel industry: mass-thermal network to reduce CO2 emissions in UK (ECR poster competition winner)

Hirbod Varasteh Cycle Optimisation and Heat Exchanger Network (HEN) Design in Oxy-combustion Power Cycles (ECR poster competition winner)

Yongliang (Harry) Yan Applying machine learning algorithms in estimating the performance of heterogeneous, multi-component materials as oxygen carrier (ECR poster competition winner)

Pezhman Ahmadi Effects of impurities on thermophysical properties of carbon-rich fluids

Adam Butler Pressure Build-up and Surface Deformation due to Heterogeneities in Aquifers

Mathilde Fajardy BECCS optimal deployment: a collaborative approach


Core Research Posters

Camille Petit / David Danaci WP A1 Material Development

Hao Liu WP A2 Pilot Testing: WP A2a. NU

Karen Finney WP AC1 BECCS

Mohamed Pourkashanian WP AC2 Advanced cycles

Stuart Scott / Ewa Marek WP AC3 Detailed Models

Mathieu Lucquiaud / Laura Herraiz WP AC 4 Integration Options for Low Carbon Hydrogen and Power Synergies

Solomon Brown / Robert Milton WP AC5 Reduced Order Models

Gareth Williams / John Williams WP B2 Seismic velocity heterogeneity in a CO2 layer at Sleipner

Gareth Williams / John Williams WP B2 Chimneys and channels at the Sleipner CO2 storage site

Sam Krevor WP B3 CO2 modelling software assessment

Clair Gough WP CAB1 Cross cutting value of CCS


Flexibly Funded Projects

Vincenzo Spallina CLYCHING: CLean hYdrogen and CHemicals production via chemical loopING

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

Karen Turner / Oluwafisayo Alabi The Role of CCUS in Industry Clusters in Delivering Value to the Political Economy

Haroun Mahgerefteh / Richard Porter Optimising Methanol Production from Steel Manufacture Off-gases


Non- ECR Posters

Peter Brownsort Scope for negative emissions in Scotland through capture and storage of biogenic CO2 emissions



Event date: 
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:30 am to Thursday, September 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue address: 
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards
United Kingdom
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