Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Carbon Capture and Utilisation: Making future change happen

13 June 2013

We recycle paper, glass and plastics so why not carbon ? The economics and performance penalty on the energy intensive industries don’t seem to be very convincing, and public perception of carbon storage is not great. We currently produce far too much carbon to fully utilise, this lecture explores if we can do more than produce fire extinguishers and fizzy drinks with about 10% of the carbon produced.

Presented by Jon Price, Director, Smart Infrastructure - Energy Systems - Circular Economy, Centre for Low Carbon Futures

Jon Price was appointed as Chief Executive of the Centre for Low Carbon Futures in November 2009, and is joined on the Board by the five Vice Chancellors of our member universities.
Jon's early career was in financial services, holding a number of senior management positions predominantly in corporate development. Following roles in private equity and telecommunications, Jon was appointed Managing Director of Climate Strategies in 2007, hosted at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. In this role, he was responsible for developing a research network of over a hundred academics assisting international governments with the economics of climate change issues, focusing on emissions trading, industrial competitiveness and the impacts of carbon leakage.
Jon has attended a number of international forums on climate change, gaining experience of both leading and convening research projects in the EU, China, India, Japan and Latin America. He has acted as an expert advisor on policy and technologies to a broad range of public sector organisations, whilst predominately working with international governments and British Embassy climate change and energy teams. He has also advised on the OECD ministerial round tables on sustainable development, and maintains close contact with industry, previously attending the Accenture Global Energy Board and International Metalworkers Federation. He has supported a number of international companies developing low carbon technologies, from mining and extraction industries to renewable and energy storage technologies.
Jon has led events and spoken at a variety of conferences around the world, including UN-FCCC COP negotiations at Poznan, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban and Doha, as well as Rio+20. He has contributed to a number of UK government reports on climate change, and commissioned over 40 reports covering a broad spectrum of economics, engineering and science. He has developed a large personal network of academic, embassy and government contacts throughout the world that enables fast-track development of large-scale projects and opportunities to maximise the potential impact of research.
Jon is currently the Chair of the Leeds Sustainability Institute, Steering Group Member of the Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies at the University of Leeds, and has previously acted as external reviewer for professorial appointments at the University of Sheffield. He also holds a number of non-executive appointments.

Professor Peter Styring, Chemical & Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield

Peter Styring is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He also holds and additional Chair in Public Engagement at he university. Peter is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Chemist and is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Peter Is Director of the CO2Chem Network based in the UK and is Managing Director of CO2Chem Media and Publishing. He is also a member of the European Task Force on Carbon Dioxide Reuse.
Peter's research in primarily carbon dioxide utilisation through the development of new catalysts and processes and the development of new carbon dioxide capture agents. He is also interested in CO2 policy and public perception. Additionally he works in Snowsports Engineering with European Ski companies to develop new faster skis.


Carbon capture and utilisation:

: Jon Price and Peter Styring

Duration: 1:30