Zero Carbon: 'From Research to Commercialisation’ Workshop 1

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Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave



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Cambridge Zero is the new initiative from the University of Cambridge to help achieve a zero-carbon goal by 2038. The Maxwell Centre, as business interface for Cambridge Zero, in partnership with Cambridge Cleantech, invite you to hear what is new in research to help achieving this goal and discuss how commercialised solutions contribute to delivering zero carbon future.

Join us to hear about the latest research from materials to circular economy and from waste management to the build environment, and let’s join forces to fight the climate emergency.


8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome and Introduction

Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE, Director of Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge

Hugh Parnell, Chairman, Cambridge Cleantech

Energy Transition, Material and Systems

9:15 Materials Research for Energy Transition

Prof Sir Richard Friend FRS FREng, Director of Energy Transitions@Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Cambridge

9:30 Industry View: TTP , Speaker to be confirmed, TTP

9:45 Q&A

Plastics, Waste Management and Circular Economy

9:55 Research highlight – plastic waste as feedstock for hydrogen production, Taylor Uekert, NanoDTC and Reisner Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

10:10 Industry view: Ellgia ‘Zero waste to landfill’ , Cameron Murdoch, Technical Director, Ellgia

10:25 Q&A

10:35 Tea break and networking

Future Transport from Renewable Fuels to Electrification and Hydrogen

11:50 Research highlight – From engineered nanoparticles for energy applications to transportation emissions and air quality. Dr Adam Boies, Director of ANAM initiative, Lecturer, Division of Energy, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

11:05 Industry View: Johnson Matthey, Speaker TBC, Johnson Matthey

11:20 Q&A

The Built Environment

11:30 Research highlight - Biomimetic multi-scale damage immunity for construction materials , Dr Livia Souza, Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

11:45 Industry View: Arm, Martin Frohock, Global Workplace Innovation, Technology and Design Leader, Arm

12:30 Q&A

12:40 Final Comments, Summary, vote on choice for next event topic, Martin Garratt, Chief Executive of Cambridge Cleantech and Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig FRSA, Maxwell Centre Director of Partnership Development, University of Cambridge

13:00 Networking, Light lunch

14:00 Close

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