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Future Energy Festival

24th November 2021 @ 8:00 am - 25th November 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Every two years, Energy Futures Lab hosts a public showcase of energy research at Imperial College London. This year, for the first time, the event will take place online and in-person over two days. The Future Energy Festival will include talks, panel discussions and a keynote lecture by Professor Tim Green, Co-Director of Energy Futures Lab. Register now and we’ll send you links to each event before they begin.

What’s on:

Wednesday, 24th November

10:00: Welcome

10:05: Tackling industrial emissions: Industry is among the most difficult and expensive sectors to decarbonise. Meet the Imperial researchers who are finding solutions to reduce its carbon footprint.

11:00: Where next for nuclear? Join our panel of nuclear energy experts as they discuss how nuclear technology is evolving to meet the needs of energy systems dominated by renewables.

12:00: Lunchtime lightning talks: Energy researchers from across Imperial College London share their work in a series of lightning talks.

13:00: 3-minute thesis competition: Imperial doctoral students present their research against the clock. Think you could explain your PhD in just three minutes? Sign up here to take on the challenge.

14:00: Designing future energy systems: Achieving Net Zero requires us to rethink how our energy systems work. In this session, we meet the Imperial researchers designing the energy systems of tomorrow.

15:00: Future Energy Festival Keynote Address: Energy Futures Lab Co-Director Professor Tim Green reflects on the changing energy research landscape over the past decade and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Thursday, 25th November

11:00: Developments in energy storage: Our growing reliance on renewable energy brings with it the need for new forms of energy storage. Meet the Imperial researchers pushing the boundaries to develop new storage technologies.

12:00: The power of sustainable fuels: Join experts from across Imperial for a panel discussion on the critical role of sustainable fuels in the energy transition and the science that’s making them a reality.

13:00: Lunchtime lightning talks: Energy researchers from across Imperial College London share their work in a series of lightning talks.

14:00: Positive action to build an inclusive environment: How can we make the energy sector more equal, diverse and inclusive? Join in our discussion with a panel of energy sector guests.

15:00: Next-generation wind power: Our panel of Imperial experts explore the challenges and opportunities presented by floating offshore wind power and next-generation wind technologies.

16:00: Closing remarks 


24th November 2021 @ 8:00 am
25th November 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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