KAUST Research Conference

Near Zero-Carbon Combustion Technology

21-23, June, 2021

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Delegates from academia, government laboratories and industry are invited to attend the 2021 hybrid conference on ‘Near Zero-Carbon Combustion Technology’ hosted and organized by the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST.

We encourage you to register and attend any of the sessions on the three days.

Register here

 

Scope

The conference will be organized around three topical areas:

DAY 1

Efficient power generation with integrated carbon capture: This topic encompasses talks and discussions on innovative power cycles, including supercritical CO2, coupled with cost effective strategies for carbon capture for carbon neutral power generation and transportation sector. Speakers will discuss the major challenges, opportunities and future research needs. 

DAY 2

Combustion of carbon-free fuels for power generation and transportation: This topic will focus on the use of carbon free fuels, for power generation, transportation and domestic uses. Fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen hold the promise of combustion free of greenhouse emissions. Experts from industry and academia will discuss key challenges in the production, delivery and combustion of these carbon free fuels, and propose strategies to overcome existing barriers to the development of a hydrogen economy.

DAY 3

Low carbon thermal energy for industrial applications: This topic will focus on the development of low carbon thermal energy for use in the production of cement, iron/steel and Alumina. Speakers will discuss the viability and options of decarbonization through electrification, renewable thermal energy, energy storage and renewable fuels internationally and in KSA. 


Invited Speakers include

  • Alan Weimer, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Akihiro Hayakawa​, Tohoku University
  • Andrea Gruber, NTU/Sintef 
  • Anne Dekeukeaere, Cementis
  • Augustin Valera Medina, Cardiff 
  • Cédric Philibert, IEA 
  • Christine Rouselle, University of Orleans 
  • Chunfeng Song, Tianjin 
  • Emiliano Casati, ETH-Zurich 
  • Gus Nathan, University of Adelaide
  • Jenny Larfeldt, Siemens  
  • Jeremy Fedvedt, 8-Rivers 
  • Johannes Schenk, Montanuniversität Leoben
  • Jon Gibbins, Sheffield  
  • Subith Vasu, UCF 
  • Uwe Reidel, DLR 
  • Wes Stein, CISRO
  • Wenting Sun, Georgia Tech 

Student Posters and Prizes

Research students are encouraged to submit their e-poster on any of the conference topics. A certificate and $300 prize will be awarded each day for the best poster. The overall winner will be offered a travelling fellowship to attend next year’s conference at KAUST.