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UKRI Greenhouse Gas Removal Community Dissemination Event

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Date: 29 April 2019, 10:30 onwards
Venue: Birmingham (Venue TBC)

Organised by BBSRC on behalf of UK Research and Innovation.

Registration deadline: 22 April 2019, 17:00

About

This meeting will assess sustainable routes for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It will support the UK in meeting the Paris Agreement by making a major step towards achieving net-zero emissions, and place the UK in a leading position to benefit from the £400 billion future global market in greenhouse gas removal.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) aims to provide a world leading research and innovation programme that will establish greenhouse gas removal (GGR) demonstrator facilities, coordinated by a Hub. BBSRC is convening an interdisciplinary meeting on behalf of AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, NERC and Innovate UK, which aims to network the wider community and look at Green Houses Gas Removal research issues. Potential demonstrators could cover areas such as (but not limited to):

  • Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and storage (BECCS)
  • Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS)
  • biochar
  • afforestation
  • enhanced terrestrial weathering.

These will demonstrate the effectiveness, cost, and limitations of large-scale GGR.

Findings will be integrated by a Directorate Hub, which will also provide underpinning research to address the business, environmental, social, cultural, perception and communication, ethical, and governance issues, and support the progress of GGR technologies to readiness.

How to register

UKRI would like to enable a broad range of researchers with interest in activities related to GGR to attend the community meeting, with particular encouragement for researchers with experience of working across disciplinary fields.

For any consortia who may want to apply for any future funding opportunity in this area, it is recommended that you attend this meeting.

Registration for the community meeting is via Key Survey: Greenhouse Gas Removal Workshop 29 April 2019 (read our Terms of use: Key Survey).

If the event is oversubscribed UKRI reserve the right to manage attendance to preserve an institutional and expertise balance. Applicants will be advised on whether your application was successful soon after registration closes.

The cost of attending the workshop will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Registration for the community meeting will close on 22 April 2019, 17:00.