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  • Rebranding Announcement

    We are delighted to announce that Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Solution (CICCS) is rebranded to Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), due to a growth of the centre's research porfortlio and to reflect more closely the breadth of our research activities in the whole CCUS chain, clean energy and sustainability.

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  • Elizabeth Bay participated in a Routes into Employment event

     

     

    On September 14, 2015 Elizabeth Bay participated in a Routes into Employment event at St Mungo's High School in Falkirk. The event was for higher level graphics students to get a flavor of the kind of careers available to them. Elizabeth enjoyed discussing with students her own work in carbon dioxide utilization and the importance of graphics to chemistry work in terms of visualizing chemical bonds and material systems and also in terms of modeling and simulation. Events like these are important contact points of showing a wealth of opportunities to students and informing them of a wide range of activities their skills can take them into. And hopefully they took away understanding of her research and can appreciate the importance of addressing carbon dioxide emissions and climate change.

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  • Funmi and Elizabeth attended the ICCDU

     

    Dr Oluwafunmilola Ola and Elizabeth Bay attended the 13th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU) in Singapore from July 5th through the 9th, 2015. Dr Oluwafunmilola Ola attended as speaker to the conference to present her work “CO2 photoreduction via CeO2-TiO2 coated two dimensional PMMA plates" and a poster. Elizabeth Bay also spoke presenting her work on "Normalization of Product Results In Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2".

    The conference covered subjects from chemical conversion and capture technologies all the way to life cycle analysis and economic and policy aspects of carbon dioxide utilization. The diverse conference topics and various plenary speakers enabled communication between academia, government and industrial communities. (http://www.iccdu2015.sg/) The importance of refined high value chemicals to carbon dioxide utilization in the current economic climate was obvious from the majority of talks presented. Ola and Bay were also able to go on the Jurong Island visit and see the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences facility. Both are grateful for the opportunity.

    Be sure to note that the  14th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization will be held at the University of Sheffield, UK from the 11th -15th September 2016. (http://iccdu2016.org.uk/)

      

     

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  • IMPEE PhD student attended 4th International Sulcis Summer School on CCS Technologies at Sotacarbo Research Center Carbonia, Italy

    IMPEE Ph.D. student Mr. Muhammad Farooq attended  4th International Sulcis Summer School on CCS Technologies-2016, held at Sotacarbo Research Center of Carbonia (CI), Italy from June 28th to July 1st, 2016. The organizing committee selected early career researchers from all over the world for the summer school supported by ENEA, Sotacarbo, University of Cagliari Italy, IEA CCC and CO2GeoNet. The summer school was comprised of technical talks, training, visit of research facilities and social networking activities. Speakers from different regions of the world gave technical talks on the CCS topics.

    Farooq is a third year Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. John M Andresen. He is an active member of Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) headed by Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer.

    Farooq said "This summer school offered me a broader view of all the possible issues that revolve around a theme of urgent relevance today, such as the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. It also provides information and documentation on all the technological sides of the CCS subject - including an update of ongoing projects worldwide. It also improved my research profile and made me realize how our research at CICCS Heriot-Watt is contributing to the practical implications in the respective domain. I am very obliged to IMPEE for the financial support to attend the summer school".

     

  • IMPEE PhD student wins travel grant to present at International Conference

    Muhammad Farooq at the International Conference Progress in Biogas IV.

    IMPEE PhD student Mr Muhammad Farooq was awarded a Travel Grant by UK Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNET) to present his research paper at International Conference Progress in Biogas IV held in Stuttgart Germany.

    The International Conference Progress in Biogas IV was held in Stuttgart, Germany on March 8th to 11th 2017 at the University of Hohenheim.The fourth edition of the conference covered the advances on low-tech biogas plants, biogas generation from bio-waste, its application and management, innovative technologies, as well as the optimal integration of biogas in the energy system. Farooq presented his research paper titled "Biogas quality upgrade by adsorption and regeneration of in-situ regenerative activated carbon in a packed bed column." Muhammad Farooq is doing his PhD under the supervision of Dr John M Andresen and is a member of Research for Carbon Solutions(RCCS), headed by Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer.

    Muhammad says: "It was a very enriching experience as the conference provided a highly interactive platform for prime researchers, experts and enterprisers to share recent advances in technology of clean and renewable energy and especially in the emerging field of biogas. Let’s make joint efforts for a clean, green and economically sustainable world. I also realized how vanguard and iconoclastic research at Heriot-Watt is adding to the practical implications in sustainable development. I am appreciative of the support Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNET UK) extended for providing travel grant to attend the International Conference. I am particularly indebted to Louise Byfield& Angie Bywater (AD Network Co-managers) for their extended support & co-operation. I owe a lot to IMPEE, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh UK for providing me such exalting chances."  

  • Ph.D. student wins travel grant from ICEEES

    Congratulation to Muhammad Farooq, Ph.D. student of CICCS group who has been awarded to travel grant by International Scientific Advisory Committee of ICEEES to present his research findings at International Conference on Energy for Environment and Economic Sustainability (ICEEES)

     

    The Conference was held from 20-23 October 2016 in Historical City Lahore, Pakistan and the theme was ‘"To fuel the world with ecologically, economically sustainable energy." Muhammad presented his research findings titled "In-situ Regenerative Activated Carbon for Low-cost CO2 Removal for Sustainable Energy Development."

    Muhammad is doing his PhD under the supervision of Dr John M Andresen and is an active member of Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS), headed by Prof Mercedes Maroto-Valer.

     It made me realize how our research at Heriot-Watt is contributing to the practical implications in sustainable development. -- Muhammad Farooq

    Muhammad said "It was a very significant event for me as the conference provided an excellent opportunity with a highly interactive platform for leading new energy researchers, experts and enterprisers to discuss recent advances in the technology of clean and renewable energy. Let’s make joint efforts for a clean, green, and economically sustainable world. It made me realize how our research at Heriot-Watt is contributing to the practical implications in sustainable development. I am indebted to the support of Organizing Committee of ICEEES for providing me with the opportunity to attend the conference."

    https://www.hw.ac.uk/news/staff/phd-student-presents-at-international.htm?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=student

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