Our Spring 2020 Web Sessions

What’s happening instead of our usual Network Conference?

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we decided to significantly change our usual programme to support and engage with our CCS community.

This spring, beginning on 30th March and running until 10th July, we’ve been hosting a mix of regular informal and formal drop-in sessions each week, with an ongoing programme of weekly virtual lectures (followed by a Q&A and discussion) on Fridays at 3pm. All events are free to attend and you don’t need to be a member to access them.

The Spring Web Series has now finished – please see the new Summer Web Series page for details of our programme throughout the summer.

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Here’s the agenda:

Date & time (all times GMT)SessionSpeaker
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 2pm-4.15pmPoster session: 7 presentations with 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 2pm-4.15pmPoster session: 7 presentations with 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
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 3pmGuest lecture: Why 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, 3pmGuest lecture: Framing 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

Check below for recordings of recent lectures and presentation slides.

Spring 2020 Lectures - Recordings

Presentation slides

Presentations from both from our weekly Guest Lecturers as well as our weekly drop-in sessions can be found below (where we have permission to share them). Click on the tile to see each presentation’s slides.

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April 3rd 2020 - Dr Bryony Livesey

Presentation slides from our April 3rd lecture: An Introduction to the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge by Dr Bryony Livesey, ISCF IDC Challenge Director

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April 15th 2020 - David Reiner

Presentation slides from our April 15th session: Some Initial Thoughts on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Energy Markets and CCS, by David Reiner, UKCCSRC Deputy Director (Systems & Policy)

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April 17th 2020 - Prof Myles Allen

Presentation slides from our April 17th lecture: Delivering Net Zero by Prof Myles Allen, Head of the Climate Dynamics Group, University of Oxford

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April 22nd 2020 - Paul Fennell

Presentation slides from our April 22nd session: Novel CCS in the Iron and Steel Industry? by Paul Fennell, UKCCSRC Deputy Director (Capture)

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April 24th 2020 - Prof Jon Gibbins

Presentation slides from our April 24th lecture: UK CCS Deployment: Experience Since 2005 – And a New Competition? by Professor Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC Director, University of Sheffield

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April 29th 2020 - Stuart Haszeldine

Presentation slides from our April 29th session: CO2 Storage 101 for the Geologically Aspiring by Stuart Haszeldine, UKCCSRC Deputy Director (Storage)

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May 1st 2020 - Dalia Majumder-Russell

Presentation slides from our May 1st guest lecture: Legal and Regulatory Issues Around Developing CCUS Projects by Dalia Majumder-Russell, Senior Associate (Energy), CMS Law

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May 6th 2020 - Dr Helen Atkinson

Presentation slides from our May 6th joint discussion with Dr Helen Atkinson, C-Capture

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May 6th 2020 - Paolo Orsini

Presentation slides from our May 6th joint discussion with Paolo Orsini, OpenGoSim

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May 20th 2020 - Dr Jon Runyon

Presentation slides from our May 20th joint discussion on CCS and Hydrogen with Dr Jon Runyon, Cardiff University Gas Turbine Research Centre

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May 20th 2020 - John Williams

Presentation slides from our May 20th joint discussion on CCS and Hydrogen with John Williams, British Geological Survey

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May 22nd 2020 - Prof Karen Turner

Presentation slides from our May 22nd guest lecture with Prof Karen Turner, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde

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May 27th 2020 - David Reiner

Presentation slides from our May 27th session 'Climate in a time of Covid: results from the 2020 UKCCSRC survey on energy and climate', with David Reiner, UKCCSRC Deputy Director (Systems & Policy)

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May 29th 2020 - Jan Hopman

Presentation slides from our May 29th guest lecture with Jan Hopman, Director of CATO – CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage in the Netherlands

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June 5th 2020 - Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer

Presentation slides from our June 5th lecture: An update to The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) with Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Champion UK Industrial Decarbonisation-IDRIC

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June 10th 2020 - Mike Smith

Presentation slides from our June 10th joint discussion on CCUS Cluster updates: North West and Scotland, with Mike Smith, CEO, NECCUS

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June 10th 2020 - Joe Howe

Presentation slides from our June 10th joint discussion on CCUS Cluster updates: North West and Scotland, with Joe Howe, Executive Director, Thornton Energy Research Institute

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June 12th 2020 - Dr Mona Mølnvik

Presentation slides from our June 12th guest lecture with Dr Mona Mølnvik, Research Director for Gas technology, SINTEF - The Norwegian CCS Research Centre in light of the plans for a full scale CCS chain

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June 17th 2020 - David Talbot and Katie Hedges

Presentation slides from our June 17th joint discussion on CCUS Cluster updates: Teesside and Humber, with Katie Hedges, CATCH UK and David Talbot, CATCH UK

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June 19th 2020 - Luke Warren

Presentation slides from our June 19th guest lecture: Why CCUS should fit in with a post COVID-19 recovery with Luke Warren, Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association

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June 24th 2020 - Niall Mac Dowell

Presentation slides from our June 24th discussion on Socially equitable net zero transitions, with Niall Mac Dowell, Reader in Energy Systems, Imperial College London

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June 26th 2020 - Jon Gibbins

Presentation slides from our June 26th discussion on Insights from post-combustion capture: knowledge-building and cost-reduction through open-access deployment activities, with Jon Gibbins UKCCSRC Director

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July 1st 2020 - Chris Williams

Presentation slides from our July 1st joint discussion on CCUS Cluster updates: South Wales and Solent, with Chris Williams, Tata Steel and Lindsay Armstrong, University of Southampton

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July 1st 2020 - Lindsay Armstrong

Presentation slides from our July 1st joint discussion on CCUS Cluster updates: South Wales and Solent, with Chris Williams, Tata Steel and Lindsay Armstrong, University of Southampton

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July 3rd 2020 - Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh

Presentation slides from our July 3rd guest lecture on Framing effects on public support for CCS, with Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director of the Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST)

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July 10th 2020 - Jeremy Carey

Presentation slides from our July 10th guest lecture on What can we learn from other industries about using public funding to make CCS investable? with Jeremy Carey, Director of Exergetic and Chair of the UKCCSRC Board

Poster presentations

Our first poster session was on Tuesday 5th May, 2-4pm, chaired by Patrick Brandl and Louise Hamdy. See the schedule here.

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Abdul'Aziz Aliyu

Synopsis of PhD research studies on Post-combustion Carbon Capture

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Patrick Brandl

Net zero emissions with CCS

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Louise Hamdy

Finding the balance: cross-linking polyamines to optimise low temperature CO2 capture

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James Hendry

Rotating packed beds for carbon capture

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Phebe Linette Bonilla Prado

Molecular simulation of CO2 capture on Hydrotalcites

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Mathew Wilkes

Insight into the transient operation of a post-combustion CO2 capture system

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Paul Willson

Advances in Cryogenic Moving Bed Carbon Capture

Our second poster session was on Tuesday 12th May, 2-4pm, chaired by Pooya Hoseinpoori and Catherine Spurin. See the schedule here.

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Pooya Hoseinpoori

Prospects and challenges of electrifying heat: Achieving the net-zero target by integrating the power and heat sectors

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Eduardo Luna-Ortiz

Design and operability of a CO2 transportation network: The HyNet CCUS Project

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Paula Nkulikiyinka

Application of machine learning to develop a soft-sensor model for prediction of sorption enhanced steam methane reforming performance

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Dinesh Panneerselvam

Application of Element Free Galerkin (EFG) method for CO2 Storage and Caprock Integrity

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Catherine Spurin

Imaging of Steady-State Intermittent Flow Pathways in a Carbonate Rock with 1 Second Time Resolution

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Sheena Jamila Baldoz Worthington

New Chemical Processing and Recycling Technologies for Autocatalysts

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Yongliang (Harry) Yan

Low Carbon and High Purity Hydrogen Production