Low carbon technologies event 21st April 2010

iFestivalThis year the annual East Midlands Innovation Festival (iFestival) involved over 150 events, business enterprises, public sector organisations and universities from across the Country.

The Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage was invited to host a Low Carbon Technology breakfast meeting for the iFestival. The event was held in the futuristic venue of the Sir Colin Campbell Building at the Jubilee Campus on the 21st April in association with the Environmental Technology Centre (ETC), Ingenuity and the iFestival, hosted a Low Carbon Technology breakfast meeting. The event was mainly addressed to SME businesses interested in learning about low carbon technologies and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Despite the early start (from 7.30 am) the meeting was characterized by a sparkling and dynamic atmosphere. Over 50 representatives from a broad range of industries and research institutes had their networking milling around an excellent breakfast buffet.

Breakfast was followed by a sequence of very interesting presentations introduced by the CICCS director Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer. The topics covered included new CCS technologies, an overview of low carbon technologies and attention was pointed out on different mechanisms to engage with the University. Dr Adam Morton, Chief of Low Carbon Technologies for Rolls Royce gave a very interesting presentation on opportunities and challenges for low carbon technologies.

The conference was followed by an exhibit where many industries had the opportunity to show their state of the art low carbon technologies in a friendly environment, exchange ideas and mingle with other companies. The event concluded with the ETC giving a tour of their facilities.

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