Please note that all times mentioned are in Arabian Standard Time  (GMT+3)

 

Opening Remarks
01:00 PM
William L. Roberts

Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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01:05 PM
Donal D. C. Bradley

Vice President for Research Distinguished Professor, Materials Physics & Device Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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01:25 PM

Session 1-1 – Carbon Capture. Chair: William L. Roberts

William L. Roberts

Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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01:30 PM

A range of technologies has been proposed for CO2 capture in the power sector, but only one, post-combustion capture (PCC) using amines, has been implemented at scale to date. Other capture options proposed and the reasons for the attractiveness of PCC will be discussed.

Jon Gibbins

Professor of CCS, University of Sheffield

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02:00 PM

High-flux solar irradiation obtained with optical concentrators is an excellent source of clean process heat for high-temperature physical and chemical processing.

Wojciech Lipiński

Professor, Australian National University

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02:15 PM

This talk is a review of conventional amine scrubbing for CO2 capture. Conventional amine scrubbing will be a dominant technology for post-combustion capture.

Mohammed Juaied

Research Science Consultant of Technology Strategy & Planning, Saudi Aramco

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02:30 PM

Cryogenics started in the last decades of 1800’s with the liquefaction of oxygen and grew since to serve many applications at different temperature range.

Mourad Younes

Science Specialist, Saudi Aramco Research & Development Center

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02:45 PM

CO2 capture and storage technologies have been recognized as the primary option to mitigate the issue of climate change caused by the utilization of fossil fuels. In the last decades, several CO2 capture approaches have been developed, such as absorption, adsorption, membrane, cryogenic, hydrate and chemical looping combustion etc.

Chunfeng Song

Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University

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03:00 PM
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03:55 PM

Session 1-2 – SCO2 Power Cycles. Chair: Hong Im

Hong G. Im

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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04:00 PM

The Allam Cycle is leading the push in reducing emissions from fossil fuel power generation by using an oxy-combustion cycle that employs high-pressure supercritical CO₂ as a working fluid.

Jeremy Fetvedt

Chief Engineer, 8 Rivers Capital

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04:30 PM

As technology advances rapidly in the energy marketplace, there is an increasing need for more efficient power conversion cycles if thermal power sources are to remain competitive.

Wes Stein

Chief Technologist, Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI)

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04:45 PM

This presentation will focus on technical issues and simulation challenges in modeling sCO2 oxy-combustors for direct fired cycles.

Ashvin Hosangadi

Vice President & Co-founder, CRAFT Tech

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05:00 PM

The directly fired supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle has high efficiency while allowing nearly complete carbon dioxide (CO2) capture.

Wenting Sun

Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

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05:15 PM

This talk will present fundamentals and review of recent efforts in the development and validation of a combustion chemical kinetic mechanism for sCO2 oxy-methane/natural gas combustion that can be used for computational fluid dynamic code (CFD) simulations in sCO2 oxy-combustion development.

​Subith Vasu

Associate Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida

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05:30 PM
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Session 2-1 – Hydrogen/Ammonia Combustion Systems
01:25 PM

Session 2-1 – Hydrogen/Ammonia Combustion Systems. Chair: Mani Sarathy

​Mani Sarathy

Associate Director of Clean Combustion Research Center and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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01:30 PM

Hydrogen is an option for storing energy from renewables and surplus electricity. Hydrogen is also a major constituent in various streams in the chemical industry and sometimes available for power and heat generation using gas turbines.

Jenny Larfeldt

Adjunct Professor, Chalmers University

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02:00 PM

A hydrogen economy has been the focus of researchers and developers over the decades. However, the complexity of moving and storing hydrogen has always been a major obstacle to deploy the concept.

​Agustin Valera-Medina

Reader/Associate Professor, Cardiff School of Engineering

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02:15 PM

This presentation details a pathway that KAUST’s Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) is following to accelerate the conversion of commercial gas turbines from natural gas to carbon-free ammonia-hydrogen blends.

Thibault Guiberti

Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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02:30 PM

In this presentation, I will introduce our results of premixed laminar flame characteristics, such as laminar burning velocity and product gas, of ammonia/air premixed flames.

Akihiro Hayakawa

Associate Professor, Tohoku University

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02:45 PM

Even if several studies performed during the mid-60’s investigated the possibility to consider ammonia as a fuel for internal combustion engines, mainly by means of CFR experiments or OD modeling, ammonia-based combustion engine fueling methods are not ready to be marketed not only because of supply and safety issues but also because of its combustion characteristics compared to conventional fuels.

Christine Mounaïm-Rousselle

Full Professor, University of Orléans

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03:55 PM

Session 2-2 – Hydrogen/Ammonia Combustion. Chair: James Turner

James Turner

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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04:00 PM

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Trevor Brown

Executive Director, Ammonia Energy Association

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04:30 PM

Ongoing and future efforts to curb carbon dioxide emissions in fulfilling energy needs involve the use of carbon-free energy carriers such as hydrogen and ammonia.

Andrea Gruber

Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research

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04:45 PM

Ammonia has attracted great attention in recent years, as a carbon-free fuel for power generation, transportation, furnaces, and boilers.

Gaetano Magnotti

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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05:00 PM

The energy sector’s decarbonization is a complex process and includes different approaches aiming for the stepwise movement to a low carbon mobility future.

Ayman Elbaz

Senior Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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05:15 PM

In the recent times, the interest towards ammonia combustion has been significantly increasing for two major reasons: a smarter use of the energy resources to reduce energy waste, and the need to control pollutant emissions.

Alessandro Stagni

Assistant Professor, Chemical Plants, Politecnico di Milano

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05:30 PM
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05:45 PM

This year, the E-Poster session was hosted virtually as a competition. We received 40 posters from research students from 26 different institutions around the world. The winning posters will also be presented at this time.

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07:00 PM
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Session 3-1 – Decarbonizing Industry
01:25 PM

Session 3-1 – Decarbonizing Industry. Chair: Bassam Dally

Bassam Dally

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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01:30 PM

To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the industry sector will need to get close to zero emissions by itself. The industry requires large amounts of heat, which represent ¾ of its energy needs.

Cédric Philibert

Senior Analyst of Energy and Climate, IFRI, Centre Energy and Climate, and IEA (ret.)

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02:00 PM

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company, Ma’aden, is a diversified mining business with operations in the extraction of phosphate, industrial minerals, aluminum, gold and base metals. Mining operations are organized in Strategic Business Units (“SBU’s”) which are profit centers with full accountability for profit and loss.

Bader M. Al Saleem

Manager of Renewable Energy Project, Ma'aden Corporate

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02:15 PM

he presentation will address key opportunities to decarbonise the high temperature calcination process within alumina manufacture which, in turn, is one of the most challenging processes to decarbonise in the production of aluminium.

Graham Nathan

Professor, Director Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide

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02:30 PM

he cement industry is an energy intensive industry generating 8% of the world’s GHG emissions. Majority of cement related emissions come from the process to produce clinker, an intermediate product to make cement.

Anne Dekeukelaere

Managing Director & Co Founding Partner, Cementis

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02:45 PM

The EU commission has committed to fulfilling the targets of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in 2050 by 80 % compared to the level of 1990.

Johannes Schenk

Professor, Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben and K1-MET GmbH, Leoben, Austria

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03:55 PM

Session 3-2 – Renewable Technology. Chair: Aldo Steinfeld

Aldo Steinfeld

Full Professor, Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

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04:00 PM

Solar thermal water splitting (STWS) is a method for producing renewable hydrogen from water and concentrated sunlight using energy from the entire solar spectrum to directly drive the splitting reactions and, therefore, providing for high theoretical solar to hydrogen efficiencies.

Alan Weimer

Clark Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado

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04:30 PM

There is growing interest in possible pathways to cost-effectively decarbonise the production of copper, which is the third-most widely-used metal with a current global demand of 18 million metric tonnes per year.

Mehdi Jafarian

Senior Research Associate, University of Adelaoide’s Centre for Energy Technology

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04:45 PM

Environmental protection has gained considerably in importance since climate change has been recognized as one of the most difficult challenges for mankind.

Uwe Riedel

Professor, University of Stuttgart. Director of the DLR-Institute

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05:00 PM

The transition to low carbon future requires interim measures which allows the integration of renewable energy sources into existing systems and the development of new technology that integrate the new and the old.

Bassam Dally

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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05:15 PM

Efficient and scalable energy storage systems capable of loading and discharging energy streams with high thermodynamic value (i.e., high exergy) are paramount in the envisaged decarbonized economy.

Emiliano Casati

Postdoctoral Research Associate, PREC group, ETH Zurich

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06:15 PM
Bassam Dally

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

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