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ICCDU – Travel Bursaries

ICCDU XVI (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The 16th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XVI) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 27th to 30th August 2018.

The conference theme is ‘Sustainability through CO2 Utilization’ and encompasses six topics: Thermal and Catalytic Conversion of CO2 into Fuels and Chemicals; CO2 Conversion by  lectrochemical, Photochemical, Plasma-Induced and other non-Conventional Energy Sources; CO2 Conversion by Biotechnological Routes; CO2 Capture Processes; CO2 as Working Agent; Policies, Regulations, Life Cycle Analysis, Economic, Environmental and Social Aspects of Sustainable CO2 Utilization.

=> The abstract deadline is 4 March 2018. Submission details are here.

 

Travel Bursaries
As for previous years, CO2Chem is offering UK funded travel bursaries to support attendance.  There are five £1000 bursaries available.

Eligibility
In order to be eligible, applicants must:
– work at a UK based research institution
– have submitted an abstract (oral presentation) direct to the ICCDU
– have had it approved
– and have access to adequate matching funds*

* total cost, including registration, travel from the UK, accommodation and subsistence, is estimated to be around £2000. The CO2Chem travel bursary provides up to £1000 only.

 

To apply, please send us:
(1) Your application via this online form 
(2) A copy of your submitted abstract by email
(3) A copy of its acceptance from ICCDU by email

Send emails to rob@co2chem.com.

Please complete/send items (1) and (2) as soon as possible, and item (3) soon after the decisions are communicated (likley to be 11th April).

=>The deadline for receiving all three items is 5.00 pm 28th April.

 

Awards
The CO2Chem management group will review the applications and make awards based on a combination of quality of abstract, interest/relevance of the field , geographic balance, and balance of career stage. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible. This is likely to be mid-May.

 

 

BEIS invites tenders for the first phase of its £20 million CCU Demonstration programme

As part of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy BEIS will be allocating up to £20 million to design and construct carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) demonstration projects. This programme will encourage industrial sites to capture carbon dioxide which could then be used in industrial applications. This would help to enable a pathway for learning and development of capture technologies at an intermediate scale, reducing the costs and risks. The programme will be run in three phases:

Phase 1 will be an initial scoping study for an engineering supplier to work on BEIS’ behalf with potential host sites, carbon dioxide users and technology suppliers to produce site-specific cost estimates for deploying CCU at UK industrial sites.

Phase 1 Invitation to Tender

Timeline: Questions Submission (15 Dec), Responses (22 Dec), Tender Submission (22 Jan), Award (12 Feb)

Phase 2 will fund design studies and phase 3 will fund projects to construct and demonstrate CCU.

Further Information

C02 Chemistry Jobs at Imperial College

The Department of Chemistry at Imperial College is planning to make up to 10 new academic appointments from Lecturer to full Professor.

The University has indicated that one area of particular interest is the heterogeneous catalysis of sustainable fuels and feedstocks, including for example the development of catalysts for the direct reduction of protons, CO2 or N2 and the oxidation of water or other substrates. They perceive this active and growing area of research as motivated by key technological/environmental objectives including solar to fuels, energy storage in chemical bonds and CO2 utilisation. The appointments are intended to strengthen a growing activity in the field across Imperial College, and align with several inter-departmental institutes including the Energy Futures Lab, Grantham Institute and Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering.

View the Full Job Adverts    Closing date for applications is 15 December

The advert targets lecturer / senior lecturer positions, but more senior appointments will also be considered.  Applicants with chemical engineering expertise are also encouraged to apply, and will be considered in consultation with the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial.

New Branding

To mark the third phase of CO2Chem’s work and development, the network is set to undergo a re-branding – adopting an attractive new logo and accompanying colour scheme.

Now that Rob Pilling is settling into his new role as Network Manager, one of his first tasks is to translate the designs as part of a planned refurbishment of our website. He is aiming to complete the exercise as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may start to see glimpses of the materials on-line or in print – including this sneak preview of the logo itself.

CO2Chem Network Manager

CO2Chem has a new Network Manager. Rob Pilling was appointed to the post in September and is working two days per week out of the CDUK office at The University of Sheffield.

Rob has a varied background including experience of similar roles and of work spanning organic chemistry, industrial research, fuels technology, environmental policy, transport strategy, emissions management and renewable energy. Rob takes over from Katy Armstrong, who remains deeply involved with the network, both in its core projects and also now as a member of the management board.