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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Conference Programme

The conference technical programme will include a series of invited keynote talks from leaders in the field, presentations covering the latest technologies, case studies and lessons learnt as well as an energy transition forum.  In addition, the conference will host the inaugural Bryden Lecture which will address recent developments, challenges and opportunities in the energy transition.

 

The conference social programme will include a welcome evening reception and conference dinner and will provide valuable additional networking opportunities.

11:15 - 12:00

FORUM: Creating Opportunities through policy and support

Vicky Kell

Richard Rogers

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Welcome Reception

Thursday 27th February 2020

Registration

08:30 - 09:00

Conference Open

09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:00

Governance of Decarbonisation – who can

make the necessary decisions?

Keith Maclean

Providence Policy

10:00 - 10:30

Big Oil and the Energy Transition - not as simple as we might wish

Jeremey Cresswell

Independant Consultant

10:30 - 10:55

Pathways to Net Zero - West lakes Science Park

David Telford

Sonas Energy

BREAK / POSTER SESSION

10:55 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:00

FORUM: Creating Opportunities through policy and support

Vicky Kell, Invest NI

Richard Rodgers, Department for the Economy

12:00 - 12:30

Floating Solar for Renewable Hydrogen

Eamon Howlin

Solar Marine Energy

12:30 - 12:55

Environmental impact Monitoring for offshore wind installations

Russell Hempsey

Inov8

LUNCH / POSTER SESSION

12:55 - 14:00

Algal biofuels: a realistic opportunity to harvest the sun’s energy?

14:00 - 14:30

Linda Lawton

The Robert Gordon University

Agriculture, bioenergy and the route to Net Zero Carbon

14:30 - 15:00

David Rooney

Bryden Centre, Queen's University Belfast

Hydrocarbons; Past, Present and Future​

Thomas Cromie,

AgriAD

15:00 - 15:30

BREAK / POSTER SESSION

15:30 - 15:45

Bioenergy - the energy transition blindspot

15:45 - 16:10

Brian O’Gallachoir, 

MaREI 

IAN BRYDEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

18:00 - 19:00

Tides and tidal power from a historical perspective

Alistair Borthwick

University of Edinburgh

CONFERENCE DINNER

19:30

FORUM: Biogenic carbon – high growth industry sector?

16:10 - 17:00

Linda Lawton, The Robert Gordon University
David Rooney, Bryden Centre, Queen's University Belfast
Thomas Cromie, ArgiAD

Friday 28th February 2020

Registration

08:30 - 09:00

The Nuclear Option(s)

09:00 - 09:30

Colin Boxall

University of Lancaster

Power to the People – Energy Conversion and Storage

09:30 - 10:00

John Irvine

University of St Andrews

Enhanced CCS approaches

10:00 - 10:25

Daniel McStay

Inov8

Valorisation of CO2-rich biogas by means of dry reforming of methane

10:25 - 10:50

Igor Luisetto

Stefano Stendardo

ENEA

BREAK / POSTER SESSION

10:50 - 11:10

11:10 - 11:35

Knowledge gaps in marine engineering -- can traditional methods still help offshore renewable energy?

Pal Schmitt

Bryden Centre

Queen's University Belfast

11:35 - 12:00

Modelling of Tidal Farm Using ALM Approach in Inishtrahull Sound

Narendran Kumar

Bryden Centre

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

12:00 - 12:25

Enabling renewable baseload generation from flying subsea kites Ocean energy has the potential to play a crucial part in taking the next step in expansion of zero carbon energy.

Osian Roberts

Minesto

Bioecionomy

12:25 - 12:50

Kevin O'Connor

BiOrbic, University College Dublin

12:50 - 13:15

Andrew Keane

University College Dublin

LUNCH / POSTER SESSION

13:15 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:45

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Role of Photovoltaic Cells in our Energy Transition

Detlef Bahnemann

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany 

Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia 

14:45 - 15:15

Solar Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2

Tony Bryne

Ulster University

15:15 - 15:45

Artificial Photosynthesis: The Next Growth Phase?

Peter Robertson

Queen's University Belfast

15:45 - 16:00

Conference Close