20 September 2021

Reaching Net Zero: The Role of Energy Technologies

Catch up on the IOM3 Sustainable Future Week webinars. This is webinar 7 of 10.

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As part of its Sustainable Future theme to help build momentum ahead of COP26, IOM3 is hosted a week of virtual events across 6-10 September. This week showcased the vital role of professionals in materials, minerals and mining in the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient society.

The fourth day of the series focused on the energy materials/processing industries and how along with facilitating the energy transition they can/will play a crucial role in decarbonisation and the route to net-zero.


 The day concentrated on the different energy materials, the drive towards the energy transition (away from fossil fuel) and what companies are doing to reduce the carbon footprints of what are vitally important products to the economy.

Hear from a range of industrial, academic and policy experts as they explore the role of energy materials and the path towards the energy transition and how critical these industries are as vital parts of the overall strategy towards a net zero future. This session looks in more detail at:

  • complementary low carbon technologies related to the manufacture and  use of energy materials
  • understanding of the role of energy materials in the drive towards low carbon technologies.
  • an opportunity to discuss with industry and research leaders the challenges in bringing these new technologies to market.

You'll hear from

  • The Hydrogen Strategy
    Rita Wadey, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • The role of the Hydrogen Economy
    Robert Sorrell, Henry Royce Institute
  • The role of the energy transition in decarbonisation
    Richard Oblath
  • 0-100 in 25 years, the crucial role of CCUS in achieving Net Zero in the UK
    Chris Gent
  • The role of Carbon Capture, Use and Storage
    Chris Williams