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New seminar series on sustainable development in energy at Imperial College London

For immediate release
Thursday 10 February 2005

Satisfying global energy demand in a sustainable way will be the topic addressed by speakers from Imperial College and Shell at the first of Imperial's new Energy Futures seminars.

Carbon capture and storage, fuel cells, and hydrogen, will each be discussed at the seminar to be held on Wednesday 16 February at Imperial College's South Kensington Campus. The full programme is given below.

Energy Futures is a College-wide initiative bringing together Imperial's scientific, engineering and medical expertise to tackle the big questions in how we choose to generate and use energy.

Professor Nigel Brandon, Imperial's Shell Chair in Sustainable Energy and Chair of Energy Futures, says: "We recognise that the energy sector faces important and challenging decisions in meeting the growing demand for energy in both the developed and developing world. The Energy Futures programme is an exciting opportunity to bring the unique range of expertise available at Imperial College to bear on this very important issue."

The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre 1.47, Royal School of Mines, South Kensington campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ.

To attend, please contact Pamela Michael on +44 (0)20 7594 5496, or email


14.20-14.30: Dr Julia King, Principal of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London "Energy Futures"
14.30-15.10: John Darley, Director Technology, Shell E&P "Sustainable Development in the Upstream Business - the Role of Technology"
15.10-15.50: Professor Martin Blunt, Imperial College London "Carbon Capture and Storage"
15.50-16.10: Refreshments
16.10-16.50: Dave Austgen, VP Technology, Shell Hydrogen "21st Centure Energy - the Hydrogen Opportunity"
16.50-17.30: Professor Nigel Brandon, Imperial College London "The Role of Fuel Cells in a Sustainable Energy Economy"
17.30-17.35: Professor Chris Hankin, Pro Rector Research, Imperial College London Close of Meeting


For further information, please contact (media only):

Laura Gallagher
Imperial College London Press Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6702
Mobile: +44 (0)7803 886 248

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