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Loughborough research institute invites energy industry experts to celebrate a decade of low carbon innovation

Loughborough 09 October 2017 - The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), based at Loughborough University, will be sharing the results from more than 150 complex low carbon energy innovation projects at its 10 Years of Innovation conference. Over two days academia, industry and government will hear thoughts and ideas on how to develop policies and invest in the infrastructure that is needed to meet carbon targets in 2050.

Jonathan Wills

The conference, held at Westminster Bridge, County Hall on 21st and 22nd November, will showcase a decade of ETI research and technology innovation. Guests are invited to attend seminars dedicated to each ETI programme area, including Offshore Renewables, Energy Storage and Distribution, Nuclear, Smart Systems and Heat, Heavy Duty Vehicles efficiency on Land, Heavy Duty Vehicles efficiency for Marine and Bioenergy.

There will also be a debate on the merits of a whole energy system approach to decarbonisation and an update on the ETI’s scenario work for pathways to decarbonisation.

The schedule of seminars will be delivered across two days by speakers from ETI’s diverse portfolio of project work, industry leaders and experts who will review ETI current research and discuss the future of low carbon energy networks and technologies.

Speakers include ex-Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change and Frontier Economics partner Matthew Bell, KPMG Partner and Head of Power and Utilities Simon Virley, Drax’s Head of Sustainability and Policy and Committee on Climate Change member Dr Rebecca Heaton, Baringa partner Oliver Rix, Atkins associate director Jenny Kirton, John Batterbee from the Energy Systems Catapult, product induction manager at Caterpillar Mike Kenyon and Dr Jeanette Whittaker from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Jonathan Wills, CEO at the Energy Technologies Institute, said:

“Our 10 Years of Innovation conference comes at a time when decarbonisation is high on the UK agenda, confirmed by the Government’s recent Clean Growth Strategy announcement earlier this month and the Helm Cost of Energy Review.

“At the ETI we believe that no single technology is the answer to decarbonisation, but that a blended mix of complementary technologies will help to not only meet the clean growth vision but provide value for business and consumers.

“This whole energy system approach will be the focus of the conference and we are looking forward to welcoming project partners and industry experts from each of our programme areas to provide insight into current research and debate the future of low carbon technology.”

The conference will also have an exhibition detailing the ETI’s completed work and insights together with a profile of its large-scale technology demonstration activity in 2018 and 2019.

For the full agenda and to register for the 10 Years of Innovation conference, visit

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