Past events

11 Mar

The Hydrogen Economy: Hope or Hype?

Bill David ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, OX11 0QX and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QR Energy production and energy security issues make headline news but “the role for energy storage is poorly described in many pathways to a low-carbon economy”. For most of the first decade of the 21st century, hydrogen was [...]

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20 Feb

The Popular Biofuel Option?

Professor Gail Taylor, University of Southampton Turning green plants into liquid biofuels iscontroversial, particularly if crops with food value are used and they displace land that could have a high ecosystem service value. This seminar will explore the potential of poplar trees as non-food ligno-cellulosic energy crops. We have developed a process-based model to predict biomass yield that is able to [...]

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