Our Autumn Web Series 2020

What’s happening instead of our usual Programme Conference?

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we decided to significantly change both of our physical conferences this year, and our Autumn Web Series will run as an online replacement for our Programme Conference.

This autumn, beginning on 10th September and running until November, we’ll be hosting an ongoing programme of weekly virtual lectures (followed by a Q&A and discussion) on Thursdays at 3pm. All events are free to attend and you don’t need to be a member to access them.

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Coming up we have:

  • Thursday 24th September 3-4pm – ‘Legal aspects of CCS’ – an interview with Professor Richard Macrory, author of ‘Irresolute Clay: Shaping the Foundations of Modern Environmental Law‘, followed by Q&A and discussion
  • Thursday 1st October 3-4pm – Securing long-term geological carbon storage, with Dr Jerome Neufeld, University of Cambridge

Here’s the agenda (watch this space as more speakers are confirmed):

Date & time (all times GMT)SessionSpeaker
Thursday 10th September, 3-4pmCarbon dioxide removal (CDR) in global pathways to net zeroProfessor Sabine Fuss, Head of Working Group for Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Thursday 17th September, 3-4pmOptimising methanol production from steel manufacture off-gasesDr Richard Porter and Dr Ryan Wang, UCL
Thursday 24th September, 3-4pmLegal aspects of CCSProfessor Richard Macrory, Emeritus Professor at the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment
Thursday 1st October, 3-4pmSecuring long-term geological carbon storageDr Jerome Neufeld, University of Cambridge
Thursday 8th October, 3-4pmISCF updateDr Bryony Livesey, UKRI
Thursday 15th October, 3-4pmAdsorbent screening for CO2/N2 separations using temperature swing adsorptionDr David Danaci, Imperial College London
Thursday 22nd October, 3-4pmAdsorbents for CO2 capture: the challenges and the pitfallsProfessor Colin Snape, Director of EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy, University of Nottingham
Thursday 29th October, 3-4pmTBCTBC
Thursday 5th November, 3-4pmAn overview of the National Petroleum Council’s Meeting the Dual Challenge Report on At-Scale Deployment of CCUSNigel Jenvey, GaffneyCline
Thursday 12th November, 3-4pmTBCBaroness Helen Liddell, President, CCSA
Thursday 19th November, 3-4pmTBCTBC
Thursday 26th November, 3-4pmTBCDr Clair Gough, University of Manchester

Please register your interest in these sessions here, and we’ll send you a weekly email with more details and joining instructions for each week’s sessions. You only need to register once – please don’t re-register for each event! Please note if you register mid-week, we will send you the weekly access email 15 minutes before the next session. You will then continue to receive the weekly emails with access/joining instructions.

If you already registered for our previous Spring and/or Summer Series, you won’t have to re-register: we will carry your registration over unless you unsubscribe or tell us not to.

Check below for recordings of recent lectures and presentation slides.

Autumn 2020 Lectures - Recordings

Video recordings (via live webinars) of our weekly Guest Lectures can be found below (where we have permission to share them). Click on the play button to watch the video. Don’t forget, you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Presentation slides

Presentations from our weekly Guest Lectures can be found below (where we have permission to share them). Click on the tile to see each presentation’s slides.


September 10th 2020 - Prof Sabine Fuss

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) in global pathways to net zero


September 17th 2020 - Dr Richard Porter & Dr Ryan Wang

Optimising methanol production from steel manufacture off-gases