The Future of Green Energy

Climate LinkUP with partners invites you to the upcoming webinar on 24 January hosted by our UK Energy Ambassadors, showcasing early career researchers from across the globe working in the green energy arena.

This webinar will showcase cutting edge global research from both industry and academia, as the two pathways join to tackle the biggest challenges of our generation. Our interactive Roundtable sessions, will provide an an opportunity for you to get involved by posting questions to inspire topical discussions.

This webinar will help build and grow the global networks of both our speakers and listeners as we open and continue discussions on the free Climate LinkUP platform. Register now below and don’t forget to join the discussions in the Green Energy Hub on the free platform!

The final chapter is ours to write. We know what we need to do. What happens next is up to us

Sir David Attenborough

The Future of Green Energy
9:15am: Welcome address

Webinar hosts:

Courtney Quinn: PhD Sustainable Hydrogen CDT, NAMI group at the University of Nottingham and QUILL research centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and Climate LinkUP UK Energy Ambassador

Kieran Heeley: PhD Sustainable Hydrogen CDT, Sustainable Hydrogen Centre for Doctoral training, University of Birmingham and Climate LinkUP UK Energy Ambassador

9:30am: Green Energy Session 1
9:30am: Power to the people: Energy storage in the UK

Dr Christopher Harrison, ATETA Knowledge Exchange Fellow (industrial decarbonisation and with wider interests in renewable energy systems), School of Chemical Engineering University of Birmingham, England

9:50am: The expanded role of renewable electricity in New Zealand's future energy landscape

Benjamin Lincoln, Ahuora Centre for Smart Energy Systems, University of Waikato, New Zealand

10:10am: Ammonia as a promising hydrogen carrier and clean fuel

Srinivas Sivaraman, HySAFER centre: CDT in sustainable hydrogen, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

10:30am: Capacity development & the Energy Transition Academy

Stephanie Chen Schmidt, Energy Transition Academy, RMI Global South Program, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), USA

10:50am Roundtable Q&A discussions
11:10am Break
11:20am: Green Energy Session 2
11:20am: Remote energy systems: Using green energy to look at the stars

Isabelle Viole, Doctoral Research Fellow, Section for Energy Systems, University of Oslo, Norway

11:40am: Batteries in technicolour

Alex Grant, PhD Applied Nanoscience Group, University College Cork, Ireland

12:00: Tyseley Energy Park: Powering Clean Energy Growth

Tommy Allsopp, Net-Zero Delivery Lead, Tyseley Energy Park (TEP), Birmingham, England

12:20: Opportunities and challenges for project developers working in the solar and offshore wind industry

Espen Erdal, VP Business Development for onshore/offshore wind & solar projects, Magnora, Norway

12:40pm: Roundtable Q&A discussions
1:00pm: Closing Remarks
The Future of Green Energy

Event Co-hosts

Courtney Quinn
Courtney Quinn

Courtney Quinn is a lead Climate LinkUP UK Energy Ambassador and PhD Sustainable Hydrogen CDT researcher with the Nottingham Applied materials and Interfaces Group (NAMI) at the University of Nottingham,  with collaborative work at the QUILL Research Centre for Advanced Liquid Materials at Queen’s University Belfast. Her PhD aims to address the challenges associated with production of low carbon hydrogen using PEM electrolysers and how these may be overcome through operation at elevated temperatures.  Outside of her PhD Courtney is a keen advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and works towards this through her work as a STEM Ambassador using her chemistry and engineering backgrounds to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics to young people and as a co-chair for Era Skills EDI working group. 

Kieran Heeley
Kieran Heeley

Kieran Heeley is a is a lead Climate LinkUP UK Energy Ambassador and PhD researcher at The Sustainable Hydrogen (SusHy) Centre for Doctoral Training at University of Birmingham. The Centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, Loughborough and Ulster in the UK. By exploring global energy problems, the Centre aims to train a new generation of scientists and engineers to address interdisciplinary challenges involved in the transition to a sustainable energy future. Kieran’s research focuses on the production of hydrogen from algal biomass using supercritical water gasification. His research aims to optimise the reaction conditions to help make the technology a feasible solution for decarbonisation, as a potential carbon negative energy source.  

Session 1

Chris Harrison
Christopher Harrison

Chris Harrison is an early career researcher at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group, studying the role of policy in developing and deploying energy storage technologies. Chris is currently finishing his PhD in the field of hydrogen and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. He has previous  experience in aerospace engineering and materials related to optimisation of aircraft performance, having worked in the aerospace industry for four years.

Benjamin Lincoln

Ben Lincoln is currently undertaking a PhD in Chemical Engineering with the Ahuora Centre for Smart Energy Systems at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The Centre focuses on developing effective net zero solutions through the smart integration of physical and digital energy technologies in the most synergistic way. Ben’s research is focused on increasing industrial process electrification through the use of heat pumps to provide process heat and aims to increase the application of these through smart design and operation. The outcome of this work will greatly benefit the dairy and food  processing sectors of New Zealand and is in association with Fonterra and Temperzone. 

Srinivas Sivaraman

Srinivas Sivaraman is a PhD researcher at Ulster University’s HySAFER Centre. His research focuses on developing inherently safer design strategies and risk assessment methodologies for the use of ammonia and hydrogen in fuel applications. The Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research (HySAFER) Centre at Ulster University is internationally acclaimed for the development of breakthrough safety strategies and innovative engineering solutions for hydrogen. The impact of HySAFER activities is through the establishment and advancement of the hydrogen safety engineering discipline and contributions to international regulations, codes and standards.

Stephanie Chen Schmidt
Stephanie Chen Schmidt

Stephanie Chen Schmidt is an associate at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) at RMI’s Energy Transition Academy (ETA), where she works on partnerships and the ETA’s capacity development platform. The platform is dedicated to upskilling energy sector practitioners, primarily in island nations, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia. Stephanie also has experience in utility-scale solar energy development in the Midwestern United States. RMI is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organisation of experts across disciplines working to accelerate the clean energy transition and improve lives. Stephanie is currently based in Bergen, Norway.

Session 2

Isabelle Viole
Isabelle Viole

Isabelle Viole is a PhD researcher at the University of Oslo in Energy Systems, working on modelling remote energy systems to power an off-grid telescope. She has prior worked in Power Market Forecasting and Energy System Modelling. In the AtLAST design study Isabelle works on a novel hybrid energy storage system for the planned Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope. The goal is to power this telescope in Chile with renewable electricity using solar energy and a hybrid energy storage.

Alexander Grant

Alex Grant is a PhD researcher in the Applied Nanoscience Group, University College Cork, Ireland. His research is based on nanostructured electrode materials for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries as energy storage systems, with particular focus on combining optical and electrochemical methods to diagnose battery failure mechanisms in real-time. His work is affiliated with with Tyndall National Institute, Cork and the Irish Research Council. 

Tommy Allsopp

Tommy Allsopp works at Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) as the Net-Zero Delivery Lead. Tyseley Energy Park is committed to delivering low and zero carbon power, transport, heat, waste and recycling solutions for Birmingham in the UK. Tommy’s role is focused on managing localised sustainability and decarbonisation across site and application of pioneering methods to achieve net zero targets across the industry park. Tommy will discuss how TEP has become an exemplar for how previously underutilised industrial land can be regenerated to deliver low and zero carbon power, transport, heat, and waste solutions whilst stimulating innovation and boosting local engagement and employment in the low carbon sector.

Espen Erdal
Espen Erdal

Espen is VP Business Development in Magnora, and working broadly on existing portfolio as well as new opportunities. Magnora is a renewable energy project development & investment company with a highly experienced team consisting of approximately 50 persons, including portfolio companies. The company is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange in  Norway with approximately 8,500 shareholders. The business model is focussed on value creation by growing an asset-light development portfolio of onshore/offshore wind- and solar energy projects, with a growth target of 5GW for the portfolio by 2025.

The Future of Green Energy

January 24 will see the latest online event from Climate LinkUP, showcasing the future talent and potential leaders within the green energy industry. Showcasing cutting edge global research from both industry and academia, the two pathways join in this online webinar to suggest how we can tackle the biggest challenges of our generation. Read on to find out more about out panel of experts and the research they will be presenting

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