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Professor Robert Raja & Professor Doug Connelly-Utilisation and Sequestration: 2 talks showcasing Clean Carbon research - Event

Clean Carbon
14:00 - 17:00
19 October 2016
Building 34, Room 3001 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Frances Clarke at .

Event details

Are you interested in what we do about the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide? Come and find out about technologies that seek to mitigate the problem. Take the opportunity to network and find out how your research could help.

A unique way to use harmful emissions

Programme - (Tea/coffee and cakes available from 13.30)


14.00: Welcome and introduction to Clean Carbon Dr Lindsay Armstrong, Chair of the Clean Carbon USRG

14.15: Introducing the Utilisation Clean Carbon research theme: Dr Pier Sazio theme lead

14.25: ‘Heterogeneous Catalysis for CO2 Utilisation'- Professor Robert Raja

15.05: Comfort break, more tea and a chance to network

15.20: Introducing the Sequestration Clean Carbon research theme Dr Juerg Matter theme lead

15.30: ‘STEMM-CCS: an innovative and unique simulation experiment in The North Sea’ Dr Doug Connelly

16:00: Panel session - all four speakers: Q & A, chaired by Dr Lindsay Armstrong

16.35: Wine and nibbles and another chance to network

17.00 Finish






Dr Robert Raja's research team takes the line that rather than view CO2 emissions as environmentally harmful waste, we seeks ways to utilise that waste in the production of chemicals which can then be used for something useful. The target is the ultimate high value product - the photosynthetic and thermochemical catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide and water to renewable hydrocarbon fuel. Come and hear more about how this can be done and how our research is helping to achieve this goal.

Now that it is possible to capture waste CO2 emissions we need to improve the ways that we store such waste safely and securely. Come and hear Dr Doug Connelly who will talk about an innovative new project which is conducting a unique simulation experiment in The North Sea, 100 km North East of Aberdeen to test whether our monitoring technologies will be able to detect CO2 in a scenario where there is a possible escape of CO2 from an undersea storage facility such as a depleted oil or gas reserve.


Speaker information

Dr Robert Raja and Dr Doug Connelly,From The Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science and NOC respectively

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