The Role of Chemistry in Enabling a Net-Zero Energy System
Dr Andy Walker, Technical Marketing Director, Johnson Matthey, UK

Achieving net zero across the economy by 2050 is feasible, but is going to be extremely challenging, and will require a wide range of solutions across different sectors.  This contribution will look at the role that cutting-edge chemistry will play in enabling a net zero energy system, including discussion on the role of incoming battery technology and battery electric vehicles in the transition of the vehicle market, and the importance of smart charging within this.  It will also consider the role of hydrogen and sustainable fuels in driving decarbonisation of hard to abate sectors, and how these technologies interact with and support the increased reliance on renewables in the energy system which is a critical part of getting to net zero.  Finally, it will look at how the chemical industry can move away from fossil fuels, and the associated implications for the energy system.

Key dates

Registration deadline

20 September 2021 (12:00 BST)

Organised by the IOP Combustion Group and IMechE