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Carbon Capture and Storage Faraday Discussion

18 - 20 July 2016, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The global generation of power depends heavily on coal-fired power plants; in 2008 nearly half of electricity was generated via coal combustion. This is expected to drop as a percentage but rise in absolute terms by 2035. Moreover, industrial processes such as the production of cement or iron emit CO2 as an intrinsic part of the process. As fossil fuels will remain part of the global energy mix for some time, carbon capture and storage is a “must develop” technology for reducing carbon emissions.


• CCS – a technology for now
Carbon Capture and Storage is currently being tested at the megawatt scale. This session will review the technologies likely to be deployed in the first generation of plants, and will include current progress in demonstration and how chemistry and chemical engineering are working together to deliver on the promise of the technology.

• CCS – a technology for the future
Here, we will discuss potential technologies currently at the laboratory or small pilot scale for CO2 capture. These include those using metal-organic frameworks, nanoparticle-organic hybrid materials and chemical and calcium looping combustion.

• Modelling : Molecules to Mega-scale
In this session we will discuss recent advances in modelling (including thermodynamic theories), and how these can be used to produce large-scale models of power plants and capture equipment in silico.

• End use and disposal of CO2 – Storage or Utilisation?
In this session we will discuss the safety of CO2 storage, other end uses for CO2, use of CO2 as a platform chemical, CO2 to fuels, building materials, plastics and other uses. We will also discuss the questions of whether CO2 capture and storage and CO2 utilisation are competitors? And what are the factors, such as geographical location, that lead to the choice of one over the other?


The aim of this Faraday Discussion is to bring together researchers from the chemical sciences community who are working on new potential carbon capture materials and processes, physical properties of CO2 and gas mixtures, and carbon dioxide utilisation with researchers from energy and process engineering who are looking at incorporating new technologies into viable carbon capture and storage processes.​


The Faraday Division have been organising high impact Faraday Discussions in rapidly developing areas of physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines for over 100 years.
Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.

Student Poster Prize Winner

Yoan Delavoux, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed

Oral Abstracts and Research Papers

A full research paper containing new unpublished results always accompanies oral presentations at Faraday Discussions. Submit an oral/paper abstract if you wish to be considered for an oral presentation and associated published paper. The oral/paper abstract should outline current research in progress. Authors of the selected abstracts must then submit a full research paper with a significant amount of new, unpublished work by 29 February 2016. 

The research papers are reviewed upon submission and are sent to all delegates 4 weeks before the meeting so they can be read in advance. At the meeting the presenting author is allowed five minutes to highlight the main points of their paper, and the rest of the time is for discussion. The discussion is recorded and will be published alongside the research paper in the Faraday Discussion Volume. 

Poster Abstracts - deadline extended to 23 May

Submit your poster abstract by 23 May 2016. Posters are displayed throughout the meeting and a poster session is held on the first evening. The Faraday Division Poster Prize will be awarded to the best poster presented by a student at the conference. 

Bursaries are available for student and younger members of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the early stages of their career (typically within 5 years of completing a first or postgraduate degree). See the bursaries page for more details. 

Additional Information

Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process within about 6 weeks of the submission deadline. The abstracts should be no longer than one A4 page in portrait layout. Please ensure you provide the details of the presenting author and indicate whether you are submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation. 
Please read the registration information before registering.
You can register by clicking on the online registration link on this page.
Please note accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Registration includes:
  • Attendance at the sessions 
  • Refreshments throughout the meeting
  • Lunch on all three days
  • Attendance at the poster drinks reception on Monday 18 July
  • Attendance at the conference dinner on Tuesday 19 July
  • A copy of the discussion pre-prints
  • A copy of the final theme issue of Faraday Discussion Volume containing papers presented at the Discussion (issued approximately 6 months after the meeting)**
  • For non-member registrants, membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry until the end of 2017
Registration fees are as follows: 
Early bird 
(by 30 May 2016)
(by 20 June 2016)
Members* £335 £385
Non-members £435 £485
Student members* £160 £210
Student non-members £185 £235

Registration fees are VAT exempt.

* If you are an Royal Society of Chemistry member and wish to register for this meeting, please select the member option on the online registration page. You will need to enter your membership number.

**Excluding students, who can order the volume at a reduced price at the conference.

Student Delegates

In order to encourage undergraduate or postgraduate students to attend the Discussion, a reduced conference fee (to include a set of pre-prints but not the final Discussion Volume) is available. This fee applies to those undertaking a full time course for a recognised degree or a diploma at a university or equivalent institution.

A copy of the publication may be purchased at less than half price, only for orders placed at the meeting where an application form will be made available.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place in the Dining Room at The Edge on Tuesday 19 July and is included in the registration fee.
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Terms and Conditions for Events run by the Royal Society of Chemistry

There are a number of Royal Society of Chemistry bursaries available to student and younger members of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the early stages of their career (typically within 5 years of completing a first or postgraduate degree) who do not have support available from their employer or a research grant. 

Applicants should be Royal Society of Chemistry members at the time of application and at the meeting for which the travel bursary is being given.

The bursary is £150 per applicant and funding is supplied by the RSC Travel Grant Scheme.

The application form which is available to download from this page should be completed and returned to RSC Events by email by the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2016
Sponsors and exhibitors
A selection of sponsorship opportunities is available for companies who would like to promote their activities at Carbon Capture and Storage: Faraday Discussion

As well as booking a table top exhibition space, there are opportunities to sponsor social events, advertise in the abstract book or place a promotional item in delegate packs. A sponsorship menu document will soon be  available to download from this page with more details and prices.

Please note that exhibition spaces are limited, spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like more information about sponsoring Carbon Capture and Storage: Faraday Discussion, please contact the Commercial Sales Department at the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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The Edge, University of Sheffield

The Edge, University of Sheffield, The Endcliffe Village, , 34 Endcliffe Crescent, , Sheffield, S10 3ED, United Kingdom

Carbon Capture and Storage: Faraday Discussion will take place at The Edge, a purpose-built conference centre and accommodation complex situated within the Endcliffe Village at the University of Sheffield.  

The Edge is set in landscaped gardens, overlooking a piazza within a cluster of beautiful walkways and greenery. The Edge is just 5 minutes out of Sheffield city centre, within walking distance of many local amenities. 

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee, but will be available to book directly with the University of Sheffield.  The link for this will be available soon.

Detailed travel information is available from the University of Sheffield conferences office; please click on the link on this page. 

Sheffield is centrally located and easily accessible from all areas of the UK. The city has excellent road and rail links. 

There are three international airports nearby with a maximum 1 hour transfer time:

Manchester International
East Midlands
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield. 
​Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
You can book accommodation directly with the venue using the link on this page. Rooms have to be paid for at the time of booking (£44 a night B&B - including VAT) the Royal Society of Chemistry are not able to provide receipts for any accommodation.

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