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15 Nov 2012

This month, SCI's Public Evening Lecture Series on Sustainability opens its doors to David Torres, Global Manager of Chemicals Technology at Shell. Mr Torres will discuss how the development of Shell's ground-breaking technologies will help tackle the challenges of growing energy demand. Furthermore, he'll present how its innovative approaches are being used to tackle energy security, availability, efficiency and economy.

It's evident that affordable and sustainable fuel security and innovation in energy resources are global imperatives for us all. These issues are constantly under pressure all over the world, most notably in the United States following the recent catastrophic efforts of Hurricane Sandy. The superstorm disabled New York City's power grid and left much of the East Coast devastated. With over a million people without power from traditional sources, early calculations estimate damages could be as much as $50bn.

Human ingenuity and innovative technology hold the key to sourcing the energy needed to power consumers' lives in the years ahead. Over the coming decades, the need for creative solutions will grow as society seeks ways to meet growing energy demand for energy with less environmental impact. Shell invites innovators to tackle the problems of energy production and helps turn their best ideas into reality.

Date: Tuesday 20 November 2012
Venue: SCI HQ, 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS
Time: Reception opens at 18.00 and the lecture starts at 18.30. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker after the lecture at a drinks and networking reception.
Contact: SCI Marketing, T: +44 (0)20 7598 1579, F: +44 (0)20 7598 1545, E: scimarketing@soci.org.

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