AGM at 1800, followed by refreshments from 1830. Lecture starts at 1900.
Meeting Room 1, British Geological Survey, Keyworth
Professor Mike Stephenson, BGS Head of Energy, lectures on Climate change: accounting for the carbon. Mike will compare and quantify carbon burial rates (natural and artificial) and present the case for prevention of atmospheric change and adaptation following climate change.
Much of the coal that we re burning today in power stations was made in coal forests of Europe and North America in the Carboniferous Period, and the CO2 released is altering our atmosphere dangerously quickly.
We can reduce the CO2 by encouraging living things to bury carbon and we can do it artificially by carbon capture and storage (CCS). Ironically Carboniferous forests were very good at sequestering carbon, probably in the process causing an ice age, but modern forests are not such efficient carbon sinks .
Location: Lecture Theatre A in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester.
Free admission. Refreshments will be provided after the lecture. p>
For more information contact Dr Emma Bunce, University of Leicester.
The lecture will be held at Leicester University at 18.30 on Monday 6 December, refreshments from 18.00. Free entry, open to the public.
The conference sessions are themed around:
With Dr Russell Jones, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates
Refreshments from 1830.
Meeting Room 1, British Geological Survey, Nicker Hill Keyworth NG12 5GG
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado USA
Registration deadline: Standard, 1 June - 27 September 2010
Abstract deadline: 10 August 2010
Carbon Capture and Storage: what can be learned from 35 years in radioactive waste disposal?
Organised by the ITC School (Switzerland), British Geological Survey and Amphos (Spain), the workshop programme includes:
Keeping the Engine-Room Clean is a one-day stakeholder conference at the Shanghai Expo, China.
The country's status as the engine-room of worldwide economic recovery is almost undisputed. And any engine-room needs fuel — in China's case, oil and coal. If China is to sustain its extraordinary economic ascent during the decades ahead without irreparably damaging the environment then it is likely to have to employ carbon capture and storage technology on a massive scale.
Senior Chinese colleagues will be joining BGS and Nottingham University staff at Keeping the Engine-Room Clean, which will offer excellent networking opportunities. Simultaneous translation will be provided during the conference.More about the Keeping the Engine-Room Clean conference.