Industrial Innovations for a Sustainable Fuels Future

A net-zero fuels showcase event, jointly hosted by the Translational Energy Research Centre and the AMRC at the University of Sheffield.

The development of zero carbon aviation fuels presents an economic opportunity for the whole supply chain.

The UK is uniquely placed to build on these opportunities, and the facilities at the University of Sheffield offer essential translational capabilities which will enable zero carbon fuels to become a reality.

Hosted jointly by the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC) and Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre (SAF-IC), this free event will showcase the challenges, potential solutions and ambitions of the future fuels network, as well as the technical advancements needed to get there.

This event will feature talks from Boeing UK and Ireland Sustainability Director Steven Gillard, leading SMEs and experts from the University of Sheffield, as well as a tour of some of the most cutting-edge SAF facilities the UK has to offer.

Join us to discuss the journey to a zero-carbon fuels future, and discover how the University of Sheffield can support businesses and R&D of any kind through its world-class facilities.

Proposed agenda:
8:45am – 9:00am – Arrival and refreshments
9:00am – 9:15am – Welcome from Steve Foxley, CEO of AMRC
9:15am – 10:00am – Steven Gillard, Boeing UK and Ireland Sustainability Director: Boeing’s ambitions for zero-carbon fuels
10:00am – 10:25am – Break for refreshment
10:25am – 11am – SME speaker
11:00am – 11:35am – Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian – Managing Director of SAF-IC and the Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC)
11:35am – 12:00pm – Research presentations
12:00pm – Lunch and networking
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Tours of Factory 2050, TERC and SAF-IC.

We will be hosting optional tours of Factory 2050, the Translational Energy Research Centre and the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre, with approximately 30 minutes at each facility.
The tours will give you the chance to see our innovative technology in situ, and find out more about the equipment and testing facilities open to you at the University of Sheffield from our resident experts.

Both TERC and SAF-IC are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Sheffield. TERC is also part-funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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