Ahead of COP26, the Supergen Hubs will be convening online at the Supergen Net Zero Conference during 1-3 September, exploring the role of energy research in the pathway to net zero. Over the course of the three days participants will hear from the Supergen Hubs who will be showcasing their research, as well as holding cross-cutting panel discussions exploring topics such as equality, diversity and inclusion in energy research, international perspectives on Supergen work, early career researcher activities, and outlining the policy implications of Supergen research for tackling climate change.
Wednesday 1 September
09:00-12:00 BST – Early Career Researcher Forum
Curated and led by Supergen Early Career Researchers, this session will consist of three rounds of quickfire panel discussions which focus on greening the economy and society, the future of sustainable transport, and securing a global transition to clean energy.
13:00-14:30 BST – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in energy research
The Supergen Hubs will convene a panel who will reflect upon Supergen’s ED&I activities and form a call to action for the energy research community.
15:00-16:15 BST – Supergen Energy Storage Network+
The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ will showcase their latest research in the context of net zero.
Thursday 2 September
09:00-10:15 BST – Supergen Bioenergy Hub
The Supergen Bioenergy Hub will showcase their latest research in the context of net zero.
10:45-12:00 BST – Supergen Hydrogen to Fuel Cell Research Hub
The Supergen Hydrogen to Fuel Cell Research Hub will showcase their latest research in the context of net zero.
13:00-14:30 BST – Internationalisation of UK energy research
The Supergen Hubs will explore how UK energy research is promoting a clean energy transition across the world.
15:00-16:30 BST – Collaborating for net zero, an industry perspective
Industrial Supergen partners will convene to discuss industry-academia collaboration for net zero, reflecting on how both communities can work together to deliver emissions reductions.
Friday 3 September
09:00-10:15 BST – Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub
The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub will showcase their latest research in the context of net zero.
10:45-12:00 BST – Supergen Energy Networks Hub
The Supergen Energy Networks Hub will showcase their latest research in the context of net zero.
13:00-14:15 BST – SuperSolar Hub
The SuperSolar Hub will showcase their latest research in the context of net zero.
15:00-16:30 BST – Policy implications of Supergen research ahead of COP26
The Supergen Hubs will convene to discuss their key messages from the previous three days, and the implications for policy ahead of COP26.
Due to the on-going pandemic we are planning to host this conference online, however should the situation improve by September there will be a limited number of supporting events which will take place in-person. Separate registration pages will be set up for these as they will be in addition to the virtual conference sessions already planned.
You will receive links to the sessions on the day prior to the conference, as well as on each day of the conference, enabling you to attend whichever sessions you choose.
Any queries should be sent to Dan Taylor, Supergen COP26 Engagement Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.