Programme 

Participants can join the meeting from 09:45, Welcome note and Opening remarks from 09:50. All times are shown in BST.
The session will end at 18:00 each day to allow for informal discussion via breakout rooms

Tuesday 21 September 2021
10:00-13:00 Session 1: Energy Systems & Technologies 1 - Chaired by Professor Alex Taylor

Challenges and Opportunities for Decarbonising Power Generation
Dr Sumiu Uchida, MHI, Japan

Hydrogen Combustion in Siemens Gas Turbines
Dr Ghenadie Bulat, Siemens, UK

The Role of Gas Turbines in Supporting Low Carbon Future
Marc G. Vignal, Solar Turbines, Belgium

14:00-16:30

Session 2: Energy Systems & Technologies 2 - Chaired by Dr Jon Runyon

Decarbonizing our Energy Ecosystem with Gas Turbines
Dr Jeffrey Goldmeer, GE, USA

The role of chemistry in enabling a net-zero energy system
Dr Andy Walker, Technical Marketing Director, Johnson Matthey, UK

Transport energy technology transition for a decarbonised future
Dr Richard Pearson, Senior Technical Advisor, BP, UK

16:30-18:00

Informal networking

Wednesday 22 September 2021

10:00-13:00

Session 3: Technologies for Mobility - Chaired by Dr Thanos Moros

Is it really the end of combustion engines and petroleum in transport?
Professor Gautam Kalghatgi, FREng, Oxford, UK

Net Zero Transition Challenges & Opportunities for Sea Transport
Dr R. V. Ahilan, FREng, AqualisBraemar LOC, UK

The challenges of decarbonising mobility
Dr Roger Cracknell, Shell, UK

Towards net-zero carbon mobility: Opportunities and Challenges
Professor Andreas Schäfer, UCL Energy Institute, UK

14:00-17:00

Session 4: Environmental and Economic Aspects - Chaired by Professor Yannis Hardalupas

The net zero transition in a broader context
Dr Emily Shuckburgh, OBE, Director, Cambridge Zero, UK

Views and recommendations of climate committee for net-zero carbon energy
Professor Piers Forster, CCC Member, Leeds University, UK

An estimation of the resources required to deliver a net-zero economy for the UK by 2050
Professor Michael Kelly, FRS, FREng, Cambridge, UK

The costs of energy systems not technologies: Lessons for net-zero from historical experience
Professor Gordon Hughes, Economics Dept. Edinburgh University, UK

17:00-18:00

Informal networking


Key dates

Registration deadline

20 September 2021 (12:00 BST)


Organised by the IOP Combustion Group and IMechE