By Dr Aimaro Sanna, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
The development and commercial diffusion of low-carbon technologies is more and more urgent in order to contain global warming and climate change. Sotacarbo is holding its seventh annual International Summer School on CCUS and Low Carbon Technologies from the 10th to 14th June 2019.
Presented by leading international experts, the Summer School will cover the recent technologies advancement in the field of low-carbon energy conversion, such as power generation from renewable energy sources (with particular reference to biomass) and the application of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) to power generation and industry.
Being a regular presenter at the Summer School has allowed me to interact with international experts and students from around the world and to discuss the latest advancement on CCUS. The students really enjoy the variety of activities, including lectures, group activities, technical and touristic visits and the lovely dinner event.
For more information and to register to the Summer School you can contact the organisation directly though the dedicated website, or email me for more informal information. NB: Registration is free but the number of participants is capped at 40 PhD students / early career researchers.
The 7th Annual International Sotacarbo Summer School on Low Carbon Technologies will take place 10-14 June 2019 at the Sotacarbo Research Centre in Carbonia, Italy. The topics to be covered include gasification and CCS.
Dr Sanna’s research team is currently working on developing catalytic systems for understanding and controlling the chemical transformation of biomass and waste to biofuels and chemicals, and on bioenergy with CCS (BECCS) technologies.