The Bryden Centre

Queen's University Belfast

University Road 

Belfast

BT7 1NN

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Engineering the Energy Transition is a conference from the Bryden Centre, a project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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Engineering the Energy Transition Conference

Technological and Industrial Opportunities and Challenges

Belfast, Northern Ireland
26 - 28 February 2020
 

The Conference

27 - 28 February 2020
Two Days of Powerful Talks

The global energy supply is in transition to low carbon and renewable sources. New economic opportunities will exceed the profound impacts on society, manufacturing, transport and the energy sector from the transition.  Successfully profiting from the business and environmental prospects will depend on the effective utilisation of existing and emerging industrial infrastructure for engineering, scaling up and implementing the energy transition. Novel technologies, innovative business models and changing societal drivers are also major components of achieving transition.  This conference will showcase the latest technical and policy developments on the path to energy transition. Key sessions will highlight the industrial and technological opportunities for business, research and government arising from the challenges in engineering the energy transition.

This important new conference will provide a forum that will facilitate the harnessing of scientific and industrial capabilities, advanced technologies, new business models and societal drivers to engineer the energy transition. Attending will ensure you are up to date with recent energy transition developments and technologies as well as gaining new insights into the energy transition and its opportunities. The conference will provide a valuable opportunity to connect and share news with international experts from academia and industry as well as senior leaders from government, business and NGOs.

Conference Themes

Low Carbon/Zero Carbon Energy Technologies/ Developments

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Development of renewable fuels/feedstocks to displace fossil fuel inputs to industry and transport sectors
  • Renewable energy as an off-grid enabler for rural industries

  • Carbon engineering - a zero carbon design concept – manufacturing for posterity

  • Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization

  • Energy Storage

Harnessing Industrial and Technological Capabilities and Expertise to Engineer the Energy Transition

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Transfer of knowledge and capability from Oil and Gas supply chain to support development of reduced emissions
  • Marine and subsea industry technologies applied to delivering renewable energy

  • Electricity power grid flexibility and capability challenges for energy decarbonization

Real world demonstrators and important lessons learned

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Lessons learned from installing and operating renewables for electricity power generation

  • Demonstrations of wider industry technologies applied to delivering renewable energy

  • Examples of support and initiatives to stimulate industrial energy transition

The Venue

Titanic Hotel Belfast

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The Harland & Wolff headquarters building was the nerve centre of the largest shipyard in the world. Hundreds of ships were designed in these rooms and constructed on the adjoining slipways, including the White Star liners Olympic, Titanic and Britannic and the naval warship HMS Belfast.


The magnificent dual Victorian Drawing Offices with their spectacular three-storey high barrel-vaulted ceilings are the only surviving example of this type of architecture in the world.


This landmark building is now home to the world’s most authentic Titanic Hotel; where a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience awaits anyone visiting Northern Ireland on business or for pleasure. A visit to Titanic Hotel Belfast is infused with heritage and poignancy.

 

Sponsors

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