Low Carbon Energy: RDF event at Swansea University boosts expert collaboration

The first activity funded through the NRN-LCEE Research Development Fund took place at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) in Swansea University's Bay Campus. 

The one-day symposium, called “Building New Bridges for Low Carbon Energy” brought together experts from across the UK and overseas and was designed to establish new collaborative links among participants. At the event, chemists, biologists, materials scientists, engineers and key stakeholders in Wales and beyond addressed challenges associated with the development and implementation of materials, technologies and processes for CO2 capture and utilisation, and advanced biofuels production.

Around sixty experts took part, including academic researchers in the field, PhD students, and representatives from Tata Steel and Natural Resources Wales. Dr Enrico Andreoli, Senior Lecturer at ESRI, Swansea University, who organised the symposium said: "The Low Carbon Energy Symposium was the first event for ESRI and the brand new Bay Campus of Swansea University. It went well, with great talks, posters, and networking opportunities. We are really pleased with the outcomes, with around sixty attendees, eleven talks, numerous posters, positive feedback and ideas for future collaborations. I want to thank the NRN-LCEE for funding the event. This is undoubtedly an excellent source of support to strengthen research ties and build new bridges between experts working on low carbon energy in Wales and beyond."

You can read more about the symposium here

The Research Development Fund is available for initiatives that can demonstrate a contribution towards the development of the Welsh research capacity within the thematic research areas of the NRN-LCEE.

Publication date: 25 February 2016