The overall theme of the 2nd Chemistry in Energy Conference is the applications of Chemistry in Energy. The scope covers, but is not limited to, the mainstream energy sources.
Fossil fuels: (oil, gas and coal), upstream and downstream and including carbon capture and storage/utilisation, environmental issues, including emissions to air, environmental mitigation and control systems, future fossil fuel power generation technologies, steam cycle chemistry/materials issues and unconventional energy sources, (fracking and underground gasification)
Nuclear: nuclear waste management and reprocessing, materials issues/structural integrity, including the effect of chemistry on the degradation of materials in reactor systems and reactor coolant chemistry including corrosion and nuclear fusion
Renewables: fuel cells, energy storage (including batteries), solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, solar fuels, biofuels/biomass, geothermal and hydro, wind and wave energy systems and energy from waste.
In addition, the conference will welcome abstracts, which illustrate contributions from chemical sciences to maximising oil and gas recovery, solving challenges for fossil fuels, transitioning to renewables, energy distribution and conversion, materials developments for energy technologies, environmental and emissions issues and analytical chemistry in the energy industry.
Given the wide scope of this conference, two parallel sessions will be held, with individual sessions which identify fundamental chemical science subjects and cover, for example, cross-cutting issues over the whole energy field, such as materials chemistry, corrosion, water/steam chemistry, etc. In addition, some Keynote Speakers will be invited to give presentations on some specific themes.