Presenters:
Professor Andrew Garnett (Director, UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas, and Director of the UQ CCS Program)
Mr Tim Dixon ( Program Manager for the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program)

Topics:
Professor Garnett (setting context) - Carbon Capture & Storage @ UQ
Mr Tim Dixon - Update on CCUS in the Global Climate Scene

An audio recording of the presentation is available here (60 minutes duration)

Biography:
Tim is the Programme Manager for the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program (IEAGHG). He is responsible for managing the R&D program, ensuring that IEAGHG activities provide the technical evidence-base to support Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development and deployment, including the IEAGHG technical studies, Research Networks, GHGT Conferences, and Summer Schools, and for inputting evidence-base to international regulatory and policy developments. Tim is chair of several international committees on CCS, including the GHGT Conference series’ Technical Programme Committee, the IEAGHG Monitoring Network, and the Offshore CCS Workshop Series. He sits on advisory committees for several CCS R,D&D projects. Tim is also a Director on the Board for The International CCS Knowledge Centre in Regina, Canada, and was a founding Board Member of the UK CCS Research Centre. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas in Austin, and an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Geosciences at University of Edinburgh. Tim has a BSc in Applied Physics and an MBA, and is a member of the UK Institute of Physics, UK Energy Institute, UK Environmental Law Association, and an expert reviewer for IPCC.

Abstract:
This talk introduced and provided and provide updates on the role of CCUS in achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement for greenhouse gas emission reductions in the context of sustainable development, with technical aspects which need addressing for the longer term. Significant global developments and learnings from CCUS policies and projects were covered.

Tim Dixon

 

About UQEI Energy Express Seminar Series

Welcome to the 2018 UQEI Energy Express Seminar Series! We again look forward to providing you with an opportunity to continue your participation at informative and topical seminars that will open and promote discussion amongst us all.

In offering the Energy Express Seminars, we aim to bring multidisciplinary research capability together on some of the significant energy challenges facing today’s world and connect that capability with industry and government partners. The series is designed to provide a regular forum to present and discuss a range of energy-related topics and themes. They are open events, and bring together industry, government, and the broader UQ community including academics, researchers, students and alumni.

Dates for most of our 2018 Seminars have been booked so be sure to reserve these in your calendars now! All seminars will start at 6.00pm, with light refreshments to follow.

Guest speakers will be announced in due course.

This year we especially welcome our Master of Sustainable Energy students - the timing of our seminars is scheduled to coincide, where possible, with the eight core teaching blocks that they will undertake throughout the year.

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2018 Events Schedule
Month Date Guest Speaker Topic Venue
February Thursday 15th Dr Sun Yan (Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Professor Peta Ashworth (The University of Queensland) Comparing public attitudes to energy technologies in China and Australia: Evidence from large-scale surveys Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
March Wednesday 7th Emeritus Professor Will Steffen (Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, and Senior Fellow of the Stockholm Resilience Centre) The Anthropocene: Where on earth are we going? AEB Auditorium (49-200)
May Wednesday 23rd Hannah Daly (IEA), Dr Tony Heynen and Mr Yuwan Malakar (UQ Energy & Poverty Research Group)

Delivering universal energy access for 2030 - the IEA's energy for all case

The Grid is Coming: Opportunities and threats for private sector off-grid electricity distribution in Maharashtra and Odisha, India

Cooking clean or watching television? Studying household decision-making context and cooking fuel transition in rural India

AEB Auditorium (49-200)
June Thursday 21st Dr Kathy Witt What's happening in the gasfields towns? Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
July   No seminar this month    
August   No seminar this month    
September Thursday 6th     AEB Auditorium (49-200)
October Tuesday 30th Tim Dixon (IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program) Update on CCUS in the Global Climate Scene Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23-101)