Programme & Posters


Timetable 2017

10th Feb     Closing date for abstract submission (extended deadline)
3rd Mar       Authors informed of acceptance of

31st Mar      Provisional programme published
12th May     Last date for registration by presenters of

9th Jun        Last date for discounted early-bird registration

Themes of the Conference

The overall theme is the applications of Chemistry in Energy.  The scope covers, but is not limited to, the mainstream energy sources.


Fossil fuels:  (oil, gas and coal), upstream and downstream and including carbon capture and storage/utilisation, environmental issues, including emissions to air, environmental mitigation and control systems, future fossil fuel power generation technologies, steam cycle chemistry/materials issues and unconventional energy sources, (fracking and underground gasification)

Nuclear:  nuclear waste management and reprocessing, materials issues/structural integrity, including the effect of chemistry on the degradation of materials in reactor systems and reactor coolant chemistry including corrosion and nuclear fusion

Renewables:  fuel cells, energy storage (including batteries), solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, solar fuels, biofuels/biomass, geothermal and hydro, wind and wave energy systems and energy from waste


In addition, the conference will welcome abstracts, which illustrate contributions from chemical sciences to maximising oil and gas recovery, solving challenges for fossil fuels, transitioning to renewables, energy distribution and conversion, materials developments for energy technologies, environmental and emissions issues and analytical chemistry in the energy industry.


Given the wide scope of this conference, two parallel sessions will be held, with individual sessions which identify fundamental chemical science subjects and cover, for example, cross-cutting issues over the whole energy field, such as materials chemistry, corrosion, water/steam chemistry, etc.  In addition, some Keynote Speakers will be invited to give presentations on some specific themes.



Poster abstract submissions were invited (see Submit an Abstract).


Confirmed Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce our confirmed plenary speakers as:

-  Gill Furniss MP, MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

-  David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell
-  Nina Skorupska, CEO, Renewable Energy Association