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 Reace Edwards and David Cann (wearing lanyard), presenting their research.

Motivated by the UK government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, students Reace Edwards and David Cann were determined to host a national workshop at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park, focussing on hydrogen and carbon capture storage. Together with early career researcher, Dr Laura Herraiz from the University of Edinburgh, they received funding from the UKCCS’s Research Centre to host the event, which takes place on Tuesday, March 10.

Topics being presented include: large scale hydrogen production and initiatives in the North West (including HyNet); low carbon hydrogen; Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) technologies - future research and direction; the future roles and challenges of CCS and hydrogen in industry; and the policy and regulatory barriers to overcome concerning hydrogen.

Reace Edwards said: “My PhD is centred around establishing a hydrogen network in the North West region. So, the content discussed in this event will be highly valuable for my own research. I see this event as a great opportunity to keep well informed of the progress being made in this field of research in addition to networking with representatives from some of the leading companies involved in this decarbonisation transition.”

She added: “We knew that industrial decarbonisation was high on the Government’s agenda and we wanted to align the theme of our workshop around this, whilst encapsulating the most-cutting edge research in this arena. Between the three of us, all of our postgraduate research is centred around either hydrogen or CCS. So, we thought it would be an amazing opportunity to host a workshop which enabled people to discuss these technologies in relation to industrial decarbonisation.”

David Cann added: “This event provides significant opportunities for networking throughout the day, through roundtable discussions as well as less formal conversations at the evening reception. I hope that people will gain value from this networking, which could result in linking with peers from other institutions who are undertaking a similar type of research and making industrial contacts. Not only that, but there is opportunity for researchers to share their own research and identify how it may be useful in tackling barriers faced in the overarching context of this workshop.”

The workshop takes place at Thornton Science Park on Tuesday, March 10.

It is free to attend, but online booking is mandatory, as Thornton is a secured site. To book on the workshop, click here or visit:



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