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Professor Jon Gibbins enjoys a day with Clean Carbon

Published: 10 May 2017
Professor Jon Gibbins giving the keynote lecture

This well attended event gave keynote speaker, Professor Jon Gibbins the chance to hear about some excellent examples of Southampton's Clean Carbon related research.

In addition there were 3-minute presentations and posters from Early Career Researchers. Despite the busy agenda, plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sunshine and network, were built into the day. The audience included representatives from local businesses with an interest in Clean Carbon research, as well as academics and students.

Professor Gibbins is Director of the UK's Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC).The Centre is tasked with building knowledge and evidence in support of the development of CCS. The future for CCS in the UK has broadened and, as such, much work needs to be done. Since early 2016 the UKCCSRC has been holding a series of regional and national meetings to identify and address actions that need to be taken in order to deliver a CCS based decarbonisation option for the UK, which is an ongoing process.


A chance to network over lunch

The event started with a buffet lunch after which, the opening talks, from Professor Andrew Cruden (for the Reduction theme); and Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong (For the Capture theme) provoked a lively Q & A, chaired by Dr Pier Sazio. After a tea break, the Early Career researchers (ECRs) took the floor and their 3 minute presentations were judged by Professor Gibbins.

Professor William Powrie, Dean of the faculty of Engineering and the Environment gave an introduction to Professor Gibbins, whose keynote lecture gave thought provoking insights into the current position of the UK with regard to CCS. (See below for a copy of the slides). Professor Powrie chaired a stimulating discussion and Q&A session and the day was rounded off with a reception and another chance for delegates to mingle and chat. During this time Professor Gibbins judged the posters. The winners of best poster and presentation were announced later and they were:

  • best presentation, Rucha Amin, for her talk ''Using occupants' thermal experience to achieve energy reductions'
  • best poster, Matt Potter, for his poster 'Sustainable Catalysis for Renewable Energy Generation'

Both winners received a £50 Amazon voucher.

A selection of the 3-minute talks can be seen below.

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