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Keeping the "Engine-Room of the World" Clean

   
   
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08 Oct 2010 16:47:30.797

Experts from The University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey will showcase world-leading British research into carbon dioxide capture, transportation and storage in two days of seminars and workshops at Shanghai Expo beginning Sunday 10th October 2010. Significantly, China, the ‘engine room’ of the world, has been chosen to launch a major new UK environmental joint venture — the National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage.

Capturing, transporting and storing carbon emissions is key to tackling climate change alongside promoting energy efficiency and the conservation of natural resources. In July the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced China had overtaken the US as the world’s largest energy consumer, years ahead of predictions.

All this energy is needed to fuel China’s phenomenal economic boom which, in recent months, has seen it become the world’s largest exporter and the second largest manufacturer, fast gaining on the United States. While Chinese oil consumption rose 28% in January and more coal is used in China than in any other country, generating over 70 per cent of its energy, China also leads the world in renewable energy implementation.

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Pro Vice Chancellor and University of Nottingham World Expo lead, Professor Chris Rudd said “Sustainable Cities need clean air and sustainable energy sources. Expo 2010 provides the perfect platform to announce our new partnership with BGS and the creation of nCCCS. But it also takes the climate change mitigation discussion to a part of the world that needs it like no other. We’re delighted to be back at the Expo Park to continue our stimulating series on sustainability topics”

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Director of The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS) and the new National Centre’s Chief Scientific Officer, said: “China’s role in CCS cannot be underestimated – to reinforce our conviction and our commitment to working with China to reduce emissions we are organising a unique two-day event at the Shanghai Expo 2010.

“Our training course on the full chain of technologies involved in carbon capture and storage is the first of its kind ever to be delivered in China. Our high-level stakeholder conference, ‘Keeping the Engine-Room Clean: CCS in China’, will discuss the next steps for carbon capture and storage in China.”

“The second day of the event marks the launch a major new research facility in the UK — the National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage,” said Prof Maroto-Valer. “We chose Shanghai Expo 2010 as the international launchpad to highlight China’s integral role developing clean energy technologies.

“If the fight against climate change is to be won then China, perhaps more so than any nation, will have to harness all the available potential of CCS technology. We believe that on every level — environmental, economic and scientific — it is in the interests of the rest of the world to assist in any way it can.”

‘Carbon Capture and Storage — a short course’, on Sunday 10th October, will cover the science, technology and regulatory aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS), providing interdisciplinary fundamental understanding of interest to scientists, engineers, technologists, managers and policy-makers working in an energy related field within industry, academia, consultancy or government.

It will introduce climate change science and the role of carbon capture and storage in a ‘mitigation portfolio’, the role of UK policy in establishing a market and CCS implementation, carbon capture, transport and storage science and technology, and regulation, risk and public acceptance.

Keynote speakers will include: Professor Mike Stephenson, Head of Science (Energy) at the British Geological Survey and Director of the new National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage; Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Professor of Energy Technologies & Director of The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS); and Dr Giorgio Caramanna and Dr Sarah Mackintosh, Research Fellows in the CICCS at The University of Nottingham, UK.

The University of Nottingham’s exhibition and series of expert-led events is running from May until the end of October in the London ZEDpavilion, part of the Zero Carbon Living Space zone at Shanghai Expo 2010.

The event on Sunday 10th October is open to the public and runs from 10:30–18:30pm. Attendance at the conference on Monday 11th October, ‘Keeping the Engine-Room Clean: CCS in China’, is by invitation only and runs from 10:30–17:00. More information can be found here:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shanghaiexpo2010/Events/BookingForm/carboncapturestorage.aspx

All events take place in The Auditorium at London ZEDpavilion. The building is an example of urban best practice, designed and built by leading green architects ZEDfactory. It was chosen after winning the international design competition in this category.

Throughout October, the final month of Shanghai Expo 2010, top researchers from the University’s campuses in the UK and Asia, as well as leading colleagues from other institutions, will host five more thought-provoking workshops, lectures and conferences. These span Nottingham’s extensive research in sustainability:

Sun Oct 10 & Mon Oct 11  Carbon Capture and Storage

Monday October 11   Mental Health and its Role in Sustainable Industrialised Societies

Sunday October 17   Moving Images and the Digital Eco-City

Wednesday October 20    Alternative Energy: Hydrogen Storage

Sunday October 24  Sustainable Agriculture: The Role of Plant Reproduction

The University of Nottingham’s world changing research based on the theme ‘Zero Carbon, Zero Waste’ is on display at the Shanghai World Exposition 2010 until October 31. Millions of visitors are expected to visit the Expo and many will have an opportunity to explore — through words, pictures and video — The University of Nottingham’s leading research in sustainability as part of a collaborative exhibition with ZEDfactory.

The University is also partnering with the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) helping to attract Chinese investment to the East Midlands through the work of emda’s East Midlands China Business Bureau. Last month, emda announced that the Chinese car manufacturer, Chang’an Automobile Co, will establish its UK Research and Development facility at No 1 Nottingham Science Park, creating up to 200 new jobs.

The University of Nottingham’s dynamic internationalisation strategy attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations, undertakes world-changing research, and invests in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia.

As the first overseas academic institution granted permission to set up inside the People’s Republic, Nottingham has taken a pioneering role in China. Since 2004, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, has grown to more than 4,000 students and has received numerous awards and accolades. It was also declared Outward Investor of the Year by the foremost China-Britain trade association, the 48 Group Club.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the United Kingdom’s Top 10 and the World’s Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) World University Rankings.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to UK’s most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Twice since 2003 Nottingham’s research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University’s School of Pharmacy also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2007 for Innovation, and Nottingham was named Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year for 2008.

The University of Nottingham has broad research portfolio but has also identified and badged 13 research priority groups, in which a concentration of expertise, collaboration and resources create significant critical mass. Key research areas at Nottingham include energy, drug discovery, global food security, biomedical imaging, advanced manufacturing, integrating global society, operations in a digital world, and science, technology & society.

Through these groups, Nottingham researchers will continue to make a major impact on global challenges.

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怎样实现世界的“引擎室”的清洁排放

维持世界的“引擎室”的清洁排放。从本周日开始,来自诺丁汉大学和英国地质勘查署的专家将在为期两天的研讨会和工作坊中展示英国在碳捕捉、碳运输与碳储存方面的世界领先的研究。他们选择在中国这一世界的“引擎室”介绍英国新成立的一个有关环境的重大合资机构:碳捕捉与碳储存国家中心。

在提倡能源效率和保护自然资源的同时,捕捉、运输并且储存碳排放是应对气候变化的关键。国际能源署在7月宣布中国已经超过美国,比预计提前几年成为世界上最大的能源消耗国。

为中国非凡的经济增长提供动力需要所有这些能源。近几个月,中国成为世界上最大的出口国和第二大的制造国,迅速赶超美国。一方面,中国的石油消耗量在1月增长了28%,所使用的煤比其他任何国家都多(中国的能源有70%以上来自于煤)。但是另一方面,中国在可再生能源应用方面也引领世界。

 

诺丁汉大学副校长克里斯•路德(Chris Rudd )教授说:“可持续的城市需要清洁的空气和可持续的能源来源。2010年世博会提供了一个完美的平台,让我们在此宣布与英国地质勘查署新结成的伙伴关系和以及碳捕捉碳储存国家中心的成立。同时,世博会还将缓解气候变化的讨论带到了世界上最需要的地方。我们很高兴回到世博园,继续开展关于可持续发展课题的富有启示的系列活动。”

诺丁汉大学碳捕捉与碳储存创新中心主任、新成立的碳捕捉与碳储存国家中心的首席科学官梅赛德斯•马偌图-瓦乐(Mercedes Maroto-Valer)教授说:“不能低估中国在碳捕捉与碳储存方面的角色,为了强化我们对此的确信和承诺,我们正在组织于上海世博会举办的、独一无二的为期两天的活动。”

 

“我们提供的培训课程,内容涉及一整套碳捕捉与碳储存方面的技术,这一课程在中国是首次举行,属于同类首创,前所未有。我们将举办一场高端的利益相关方会议,主题为“保持引擎室清洁:中国的碳捕捉与碳储存”。这一会议将讨论中国在碳捕捉与碳储存方面的后续步骤

马偌图-瓦乐教授说:“在活动的第二天,我们将介绍英国新成立的一个重大研究机构:碳捕捉与碳储存国家中心。我们选择了2010上海世博会作为这一中心的国际跳板,以突出中国在发展清洁能源技术方面不可或缺的角色。”

“如果要在与气候变化的斗争中取胜,那么中国可能比其他国家更需要利用全部碳捕捉与碳储存技术的潜力。我们相信无论是在环境、经济还是科学层面,世界其他各国以各种方式协助中国,符合他们自身的利益。”

“碳捕捉与碳储存短期课程”将于10月10日(星期日)举行,内容涵盖碳捕捉与碳储存领域的科学、技术和监管几方面,为在业界、学术界、咨询业或者政府内能源相关领域工作的科学家、工程师、技术专家、管理人员和政策制定者提供他们感兴趣的跨学科基本知识。

这一课程将介绍气候变化科学、碳捕捉与碳储存在“减缓组合”中的角色、英国政策在建立市场和实施碳捕捉与碳储存方面的角色、碳捕捉、碳储存与碳运输方面的科学技术以及监管、风险和公众接受度。

主旨演讲人将有:英国地质勘查署科学(能源)负责人、新成立的碳捕捉与碳储存国家中心主任迈克•史蒂芬森(Mike Stephenson)教授,能源技术教授、诺丁汉大学碳捕捉与碳储存创新中心主任梅赛德斯•马偌图-瓦乐教授以及诺丁汉大学碳捕捉与碳储存创新中心研究员吉奥吉欧•卡拉马纳(Giorgio Caramanna)博士和莎拉•麦金托什(Sarah Mackintosh)博士。

诺丁汉大学的展览和一系列由专家主持的活动从5月份至10月末在伦敦零碳馆陆续举办,零碳馆是2010年上海世博会零碳生活空间区的组成部分。

10月10日(星期日)的活动向公众开放,将于上午10:30开始,晚上18:30结束。10月11日(星期一)的“保持引擎室清洁:中国的碳捕捉与碳储存”会议需凭邀请函入场,将于上午10:30开始,下午17:00结束。如果需要更多信息,请访问:http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/shanghaiexpo2010/Events/BookingForm/carboncapturestorage.aspx

所有的活动都在伦敦零碳馆礼堂举行,这栋建筑是城市最佳实践区的范例,由英国零能耗工厂(ZEDfactory)领先的绿色设计师设计并建造。零碳馆在同类别建筑的国际设计竞赛中脱颖而出。

10月份是2010年上海世博会的最后一个月,来自诺丁汉大学英国和亚洲校区的顶尖研究人员和其他机构的领先同行将再举办五场启发思路的工作坊、讲座和大会。这些活动涉及诺丁汉大学在可持续发展领域的广泛研究,具体安排如下:

10月10日(星期日)和10月11日(星期一) 碳捕捉与碳储存

 

10月11日(星期一)       精神健康及其在可持续的工业化社会中所扮演的角色

10月17日(星期日)    动态影像与数字生态城市

 

10月20日(星期三)    替代能源:氢储存

10月24日(星期日)    可持续农业:作物生产的作用

上海世博会期间将展出诺丁汉大学以“零碳、零废物”为主题的、能够改变世界的研究成果,展览将持续到10月31日。数以万计的游客去上海世博会参观,许多人将有机会通过文字、图片、视频了解诺丁汉大学领先的可持续性研究,这些研究也是与英国零能耗工厂协作展览的组成部分。

英国诺丁汉大学是英国中东部地区发展署的合作伙伴,通过英国中东部地区发展署中国业务办公室的工作,帮助吸引中国公司前往英国的中东部投资。上个月,英国中东部地区发展署宣布,中国的汽车制造商长春汽车公司将在诺丁汉科学园一号设立研究和发展机构,这将创造最多200个就业机会。

诺丁汉大学充满活力的国际化战略吸引了来自150个国家的富有才华的教员和学生,大学通过这一战略开展可以改变世界的研究,向屡获奖项的英国、中国和马来西亚校区投资。

诺丁汉大学作为首个获得批准在中华人民共和国建立校区的海外大学,在中国扮演了先驱的角色。自2004年以来,宁波诺丁汉大学已经发展为拥有4000多名学生的学校,获得了众多奖项和赞许。诺丁汉大学还被48家集团俱乐部这一重要的中英行业协会评为年度对外投资方。

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For more information contact: Helen Foster, Head of Partnership Development in the International Office at The University of Nottingham, at helen.foster@nottingham.ac.uk; or Jackie Hadland, Communications Officer at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, on 0086 (0) 574 8818 0940, Jackie.HADLAND@nottingham.edu.cn

For additional information on the National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage is available from Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at The University of Nottingham, at Mercedes.maroto-valer@nottingham.ac.uk. For more about ZEDfactory please contact PR Director Jacqueline Faulkner at jaxsplash@googlemail.com or visit www.zedfactory.com/expo.html. For more about emda, contact Nick King, Media & PR Manager at the East Midlands Development Agency (emda), at nickking@emd.org.uk, +44 (0)115 988 8375.

如果需要更多信息,请与以下人员联系。 诺丁汉大学研究创新服务(RIS)的伙伴关系发展负责人海伦•福斯特(Helen Foster),电邮:helen.foster@nottingham.ac.uk;企业关系经理西蒙•巴特(Simon Butt),电邮:simon.butt@nottingham.ac.uk;诺丁汉大学中国宁波校区对外联络员杰基•海德兰德(Jackie Hadland),电话:0086 (0) 574 8818 0940,电邮:Jackie.HADLAND@nottingham.edu.cn

如果需要更多有关碳捕捉与碳储存国家中心的信息,请联系诺丁汉大学化学和环境工程系的梅赛德斯•马偌图-瓦乐教授,电邮:

Mercedes.maroto-valer@nottingham.ac.uk。如果需要更多有关英国零能耗工厂的信息,请联系:公关总监雅克林•福克纳(Jacqueline Faulkner),电邮:jaxsplash@googlemail.com或登陆网站:www.zedfactory.com/expo.html。如果需要更多有关英国中东部地区发展署的信息,请联系:英国中东部地区发展署媒体和公共关系经理尼克•金(Nick King),电邮:nickking@emd.org.uk,电话:+44 (0)115 988 8375。
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