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SHFCA members meeting: Energy Storage in a Changing Climate

22nd March 2016 @ 9:50 am - 4:50 pm

The SHFCA members meeting on ‘Energy Storage in a Changing Climate’ is on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 and takes place in St Andrews. There is no charge for SHFCA members to attend, full registration is now open via the ETP website.

This event is being run in conjunction with the Energy Technology Partnership, and is the annual event on the increasingly important topic of Energy Storage. This event is hosted by the University of St Andrews School of Chemistry, and will be held in the Purdie Building, St Andrews, KY16 9ST.

Alongside the ambitious CO2 reduction target, the Scottish Government has identified energy storage as an important technology for supporting renewables to achieve this aspiration in their Renewables Action Plan. In this programme we present an overview of the strides being made both by academia and industry to support this ambition ranging from transport applications to heat storage. The sessions feature leading speakers and will stimulate discussion and debate on this key topic.


09:50 – 10.20 Registration, Coffee & Networking


10:20 – 13:00 Morning Session                                                                          Chair: John Irvine, University of St Andrews

  • 10:20      Welcome & Opening Comments
  • 10:30      Innovate UK support for energy storage projects, Michael Priestnall, Innovate UK
  • 11:10      Probing structure and dynamics of (nano)materials for battery applications, Serena Corr, University of Glasgow


11:30 – 11:50 Coffee & networking


  • 11:50      Energy Storage from micro to medium renewable generation, Keith Hounsell, Green Acorn Energy
  • 12:10      Adventures with Zn-Ce and Zn-Br2 redox flow battery systems, Leonard Berlouis, University of Strathclyde
  • 12.30      Developing New Materials for High Energy Li-S Batteries, David Ainsworth, OXIS Energy
  • 12.50      Panel Q&A Discussion


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & networking


14:00 – 15.00 Afternoon Session 1                              Chair: Stephen-Mark Williams, Energy Technology Partnership

  • 14:00      How best to store renewables, a matter of time and technologies, John Irvine, University of St Andrews
  • 14:30      Energy Storage via Power to Gas, Kris Hyde, ITM –Power
  • 14:50      Closing the ammonia-water energy cycle, Bill David, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


15:10 – 15:30 Coffee & networking


15:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Session 2                                                                                                   Chair: Nigel Holmes, SHFCA

  • 15:30      Energy storage materials and battery development for automotive applications, Allan Patterson, Johnson Matthey
  • 15.50      Energy Storage in Constrained Managed Zones, David MacLeman, SSE
  • 16:10      Enhanced Phase-Change Materials for Heat-Storage Applications, Colin Pulham, University of Edinburgh
  • 16:30      Panel Q&A Discussion


16:50 Closing Comments: John Irvine, University of St Andrews


22nd March 2016
9:50 am - 4:50 pm
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University of St Andrews School of Chemistry
Purdie Building, St Andrews, KY16 9ST + Google Map