Amongst the many challenges we must meet to achieve our 2050 net zero carbon dioxide targets, decarbonisation of our manufacturing industries is a significant hurdle. A key technology that the UK is well placed to exploit is carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Of the variety of technologies available to decarbonise the UK Energy System, modelling by the Energy Technologies Institute for the SCI’s Energy Group shows CCUS to be a resilient presence.
More recent Energy Systems Catapult modelling shows that CCUS is now even more important and that net zero cannot be met without it. Understanding the chemistry of CO2 is vital if we are to develop the processes at scale for CO2 capture and conditioning, alongside opportunities to use CO2 as a resource to produce a wide variety of chemicals, materials and fuels. These uses include more straightforward technologies such as use of captured CO2 in carbonated drinks and glasshouses; new routes to produce existing products such as acetic acid and fuels; and use to make new materials such as polymers and cement.
In our October conference, “Decarbonisation and the chemistry of CO2”, we will hear from industry and academic researchers who are exploring future CO2 capture, transport and storage techniques and scenarios; new and emerging CO2 capture and conditioning technologies; and the variety of opportunities being explored to utilise captured CO2.
14/15 Belgrave Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.
An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. For further information and prices, please email email@example.com. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Contributions are invited from early stage researchers and PhD students working in all areas of CCUS to present their poster at this one-day conference. An abstract of maximum one A4 page or 300 words indicating title and authors should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 24 July 2020 with the subject line “CCUS conference - abstract submission” Topics may be results, reviews or plans and may have already been presented elsewhere. An abstract template can be downloaded here. Prizes will be awarded for the best poster. The objective is to identify that poster which best explains the outcomes of the research in the industrial context (i.e. which poster best explains the value and meaning of the research to industry).