In light of the IPCC’s special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, it is critical for engineers across the transport sector to find propulsion solutions to keep the change at under 1.5 °C. Due to the varying duty cycles, pure electric is not always the only or even a feasible solution and therefore alternative fuels need to be considered to make up part of the future propulsion options.
The Engineering Fuels for the Future seminar will cover the overall concept of net-zero, including other contributors to global warming to provide context to this challenge.
Hear in-depth technical presentations covering progress across alternative fuels including synthetic fuels, biomethane, hydrogen and ammonia. Gain insight into developments within the context of transport decarbonisation to make the best fuel choices for your application.
This seminar will also address the impact of COVID-19 on the transport sector including the changes to air quality so that we can take lessons learned from the pandemic forward to shape future fuels.
Topics to be covered include:
- Overview of options for restricting global temperature rise and the concept of net-zero for transport sector
- Insight into developments in alternative fuels including hydrogen, ammonia, biofuels, synthetic and e-fuels
- Lessons learned from the pandemic regarding transport requirements and taking these forward to influence transport propulsion design and application
- Insight into scale-up challenge for sustainable fuels and how this is being managed
- Case studies from across the transport sector including aerospace, marine, heavy-duty as well as passenger vehicles
Our expert speaker panel includes the following presenters:
- Dave Smith, Director of Technology, Rolls-Royce
- John Cooper, Director General, FuelsEurope
- Martin Haigh, Senior Energy & Climate Change Adviser, Scenarios Team, Shell
- Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Athanasios Megaritis, Science Associate Air Quality, Concawe
- Agustin Valera-Medina, Associate Professor in Thermofluids and Combustion Dynamics, Cardiff University
Attendees from the previous seminar included representatives from:
ABS Europe Ltd
Angel Trains Limited
Associated British Ports
Bentley Motors Limited
Brunel University London
CNG Services Ltd
Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Dover Fueling Solutions UK Ltd
European Petroleum Refiners Association
Imperial College London
John Lewis Partnership
Johnson Matthey Plc
Project Design Engineers
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Tata Motors European Technical Centre
UK Petroleum Industry Association
University of Bath
University of Brighton
University of Leeds
University of the West of England
Vehicle Certification Agency
Delegate feedback from the previous seminar:
"A great opportunity to stand back from the day-to-day and look strategically at requirements and opportunities for future fuels"
Custom Diesel Projects Manager, Hartridge Ltd.
"An excellent conference really getting to the key issues in transport carbon reduction."
Powertrain Engineering Manager, Leyland Trucks Ltd
"An excellent, very timely and informative event with good technical content and an excellent mix of currently relevant engineering topics, exactly what I would expect from the IMechE."
Marketing and Public Affairs, Bennamann Ltd
"Overall a very thorough and technical look at the future of fuels to tackle carbon reduction in the UK"
Vehicle Systems Engineer, SC Group
"The event provides technical insight into low carbon fuels and its application to real world situations"
PhD Student, Brunel University London
"The event was really interesting and well organised. The speakers provided very useful insights into the industry as well as current trends and challenges that we need to face in the transition to zero emissions. Very good day!"
MBA Student, Warwick Business School
"Thought provoking and wide ranging take on pressing energy issue."
Fuels Scientist, Shell Global Solutions
"Valuable event providing excellent insight into the challenges faced by the automotive and heavy duty vehicle industry in terms of electrification and renewable fuels"
Associate Fellow - Fuels and Lubricants, Rolls-Royce
"Well run conference with informative speakers who opened my eyes to the importance of decarbonisation in the coming decades... It will change all our industries."
Technology Manager - Fuel Additives, Lubrizol Ltd
Early Bird discount ends on 4 June 2021
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