Conference Presentations

Habiba presenting some of her research at Chalmers University of technology, Gothenburg in May 2018.

Habiba presenting some of her research at Chalmers University of technology, Gothenburg in May 2018.

International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions

Negative emissions technologies (NETs) are technologies that can, directly or indirectly, remove CO2 from the atmosphere. NETs are considered critical to meeting the Paris Agreement target of keep global temperature rise "well below 2 degrees". At this conference, Habiba discusses the implications of deploying NETs in the UK energy system. Watch here.

Habiba won the Early Career Researcher poster prize at the Spring biannual meeting of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)

Habiba won the Early Career Researcher poster prize at the Spring biannual meeting of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)

UKCCSRC Spring Biannual Meeting 2018

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) with fossil fuel or biomass plants (BECCS) is considered a critical technology to meet mitigation targets set by the Paris Agreement. However, several drawbacks have limited the uptake of CCS on the required scale. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) provides an alternative route to recycle carbon dioxide into chemical feedstock and/or synthetic transport fuels that can displace fossil-derived fuels. This work investigates the climate change mitigation potential of converting carbon dioxide into transport fuel.

Habiba presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Minneapolis in November 2017.

Habiba presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Minneapolis in November 2017.

2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) with fossil fuel or biomass plants (BECCS) is considered a critical technology to meet mitigation targets set by the Paris Agreement. However, several drawbacks have limited the uptake of CCS on the required scale. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) provides an alternative route to recycle carbon dioxide into chemical feedstock and/or synthetic transport fuels that can displace fossil-derived fuels. This work investigates the climate change mitigation potential of converting carbon dioxide into transport fuel.

Attendees of the ECI CO2 Summit III conference in Calabria, Italy, May 2017.

Attendees of the ECI CO2 Summit III conference in Calabria, Italy, May 2017.

CO2 Summit III: Pathways to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Deployment

The last decade has seen increasing penetration of wind power in the UK electricity system to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets. Consequently, periods of excess wind generation and, low demand or limited/full storage capacity, arise. Constraint payments then have to be made to wind farms to curtail their generation to maintain system operability and reliability. This work investigates two possible options to achieve climate change mitigation with this curtailed electricity by: 1) using the power to produce synthetic transport fuels, or 2) using the power to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere directly.